Lightning Operation
Ultraman, Episode 9
Gobora WOWOW
Air date 1966/9/11
Screenplay by Masahiro Yamada
Directed by Samaji Nonagase
Special skill director Koichi Takano
Viewer Ratings 39.0%
Episode Guide
The Lawless Monster Zone
The Mysterious Dinosaur Base
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Lightning Operation (電光石火作戦 Denkōsekka Sakusen) is episode 9 of Ultraman.


A violent episode where Ultraman rips one of the "petals" off the monster.



DVD Release

  • Ultraman Volume 3 Features Episodes 9-12.
  • Ultraman Complete Series Features All Episodes.
  • The US DVD Release Ultraman Here He Comes From the Sky Features Episodes 1-10.


  • According to Tsuburaya Productions, the monster Pagos was meant to return in this episode, explaining why the police and other people knew about Gabora.

Ultraman Episodes
Birth of Ultraman | Ultra Operation No.1 | Shoot the Invaders! | Science Patrol, Move Out | Five Seconds Before the Explosion | Secret of the Miloganda | The Coast Guard Command | The Blue Stone of Baraji |The Lawless Monster Zone | Lightning Operation | The Mysterious Dinosaur Base | The Rascal from Outer Space | Cry of the Mummy | Oil S.O.S. | The Pearl Defense Directive | Terrifying Cosmic Rays | Science Patrol Into Space | Passport to Infinity | Brother from Another Planet | Demons Rise Again | Terror on Route 87 | Breach the Wall of Smoke | Overthrow the Surface | My Home Is Earth | The Undersea Science Center | Mystery Comet Typhoon | The Prince of Monsters: Part 1 | The Prince of Monsters: Part 2 | Human Specimens 5 & 6 | The Challenge Into Subterra | Phantom of the Snow Mountains | Who Goes There? | The Endless Counterattack | The Forbidden Words | Present from the Sky | The Monster Graveyard | Don't Shoot, Arashi! | The Little Hero | The Spaceship Rescue Command | Farewell, Ultraman