|Ultraman Neos, Episode 1|
|Air date||05/01/2017 (USA)|
|Written by||Junki Takegami|
|Directed by||Shinichi Kamisawa|
|Special skill director||Shinichi Kamisawa|
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The Dark Matter Mystery
Neos's Birth (ネオス誕生 Neosu tanjō) is the 1st episode in the series, Ultraman Neos.
There's a mystery inside the haunted tunnel that the local people say hides a monster. The members of HEART were sent to investigate, but a young boy dashed into the tunnel to save his dog. As soon as HEART member Nana entered the tunnel, in her vehicle, to save the boy, the vehicle is struck by falling rocks and cannot escape the collapsing tunnel. The monster Arnagaruge appeared, emerging from the side of the mountain, with the HEART vehicle with Nana, the boy and his dog, stuck to the monster's side. Kagura, another HEART member, ejected from his attack aircraft Winner to rescue Nana's and company. However, the monster attack him, as he hovered in mid-air with his jet pack. Just before the monster's attack struck him, time seemed to stop, and a swirl of light appeared in front of him, showing the image of a giant being, who told him he had a being of light living inside him. An object appeared in mid-air in front of him and Kagura grabbed it. It is the Estraller and it transformed him into the new hero, Ultraman Neos.
- Genki Kagura (カグラ・ゲンキ Kagura Genki): Jun Takatsuki (高槻 純 Takatsuki Jun)
- Hironobu Uematsu (ウエマツ・ヒロノブ Uematsu Hironobu): Shigeki Kagemaru (影丸茂樹 Kagemaru Shigeki)
- Takayoshi Hino (ヒノ・タカヨッシー Takayoshi Hino): Taketora Morita (森田猛虎 Morita Taketora)
- Hayami Nana (ナナ・ハヤミ Nana Hayami): Atsuko Rukawa (瑠川あつこ Rukawa Atsuko)
- Ayumi Kitabayashi (キタバヤシ・アユミ Kitabayashi Ayumi): Mika Sakamoto (坂本三佳 Sakamoto Mika)
- Gonpachi Minato (ミナト・ゴンパチ Minato Gonpachi): Kyusaku Shimada (嶋田久作 Shimada Kyusaku)
- Ultraman Neos (ウルトラマンネオス Urutoraman Neosu): Hiroyuki Okano (岡野弘之 Okano Hiroyuki)
- Ultraseven 21 (ウルトラセブン21 Urutorasebun 21): Daisuke Terai (寺井大介 Terai Daisuke)
- Arnagaruge (アーナガルゲ Ānagaruge): Kazunori Yokoo (横尾和則 Yokoo Kazunori)
- The episode was premiered in the United States on TOKU in May 1, 2017.