"The war never ends unless humans forgive humans."
- ―Hirona's words after remembering Kondo's terrible past
|Home world:||Planet Earth (Guardians of the Earth Universe Timeline)|
|First appearance:||Episode 39 "The Swamp of Sadness|
|Number of appearances||1 (Gaia)|
|Affiliation||Kondo/Tsuchikera (best friend)|
|Portrayed by||Takeuchi Toru,|
Takayuki Kitamura (young)
Old-man Hirano (平野老人 Hirano Rōjin) was the friend of Kondo, before he was mutated into a kaijin by Japanese military during the Pacific War. He protected Kondo and became the God Father of Kondo's daughter Chei, until she died in an air-raid. He continued to be a friend to Kondo and play him music to calm his sad soul. He only appeared in Ultraman Gaia.