"The war never ends unless humans forgive humans."

―Hirona's words after remembering Kondo's terrible past
Old-man Hirano
Gender: Male
Age: Unknown
Home world: Planet Earth (Guardians of the Earth Universe Timeline)
Series: Ultraman Gaia
First appearance: Episode 39 "The Swamp of Sadness
Last appearance: None
Number of appearances 1 (Gaia)
Type: Ally
Family Chei (Godchild)
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