Redman render
Human Host/Form: Officer Sakomizu
Height: 1.8 m ~ 42 m
Weight: 90 kg ~ 30,000 t
Place of Origin: Red Nebula
Transformation Item: None
Type: Hero
Voice actor(s): None
Suit actor(s): Kin'ichi Kusumi
First Appearance: Redman Episode 1
Last Appearance: Redman Episode 138
Race: Unknown
Status: Alive
Affiliation: None

Redman (レッドマン Reddoman?) is a peace-loving [1] alien from Planet Red in the Red Nebula. He is the main protagonist of the Redman series.



Redman's history and back story were not stated in his series itself, but magazines stated that Redman was an alien that came to Earth after invaders destroyed his home planet and merged with Officer Sakomizu of the SIA.

Fighting Style

In comparison to Ultraman, Redman's fights are typically far more aggressive and powerful, and Redman relies mostly on brute force and vicious slashes with his weapons, as opposed to the elegantly choreographed punches and kicks that are associated with the Ultramen

Redman specializes in hand-to-hand combat. Usually weakening his opponent with punches and kicks and finishing them off with his weapons. He did not use many beam attacks in the series because of budget. He also has some techniques which are used less frequently, such as stabbing a monster with a Red Arrow or Red Knife while riding on it[2], decapitating a monster with a Red Knife and bashing a monster's head repeatedly on the ground before breaking its cervical spine by turning its head backwards[3].

Redman earned the nickname Red Phantom Killer (赤い通り魔 Akai Tōrima?) from fans because of excessive aggression he displayed in fights. The following are a number of cases:

  • While some monsters that displayed the intention of killing Redman, some were not seen doing any evil, only wandering through the forest. After Redman spots a monster, they will be forced to battle, even chasing after monsters who are not willing to fight.[4]
  • After a monster has already fallen unconscious, Redman still pierces it with a Red Arrow to ensure it does not survive. If there are multiple monsters, he may impale them one by one.[5]
  • Dragging a monster which had already been killed to the side of a cliff and throwing it down with the Red Fall.[6]
  • He often kills monsters with brute force such as beating them to death.



  • Height: 1.8 m ~ 42 m
  • Weight: 90kg ~ 30,000 t
  • Origin: Red Nebula, Planet Red
  • Age: 22 years old in human age
  • Flight Speed: Mach 5
  • Travelling Speed: 900 km/h
  • Time Limit: Because Redman uses sunlight as his energy source, he has no time limit. However, during the night and when raining he can only fight with half his strength. He can only fight for 30 minutes during noon.

Physical Characteristics

  • Body Armour: Redman's body is 20 times stronger than steel. This allows him to survive in the vaccum of space and withstand 300,000 degrees of heat.
  • Red Ear: Redman's antanae-like ears can hear sounds from 300㎞ away.
  • Beam Lamp: Redman has a beam lamp on his belt which seems only to be used to fire the Slice Cutter.


  • Red Knife: Redman can create an oversized knife which he can fling at the enemy or use it to slash enemies. The results vary, from explosion to impalement. It seems to vary in strength, sometimes it can be blocked by the monsters bare hands but a single explosion from it can kill five monsters at once.
  • Red Arrow: Redman has a spear similar to Ultraman Jack's Ultra Cross which is usually stored in small size, but can be enlarged at will and used to stab enemies.
    • Red Shot: A beam fired from the tip of the Red Knife.
  • Red Kick/Punch: Like many tokusatsu heroes, Redman named his kicking and chopping attacks after himself.
  • Red Fall: He lifts up and throws his opponent onto the ground or off a cliff
  • Red Chop: A chop upon the opponent's head.
  • Red Jump: He simply jumps into the air.
  • Slice Cutter: A cutter which is fired from the beam lamp on the centre of his belt.
  • Red Thunder: Redman can shoot a white beam at his opponents, similar to Ultraman's Specium Ray.
  • Flight: Like many heroes, Redman can fly at Mach 5
  • Teleportation: Redman can teleport to confuse his opponents.
  • Seperation: Redman can create exact duplicates of himself. Each can fight on their own.


  • Kin'ichi Kusumi played the role of Mirrorman before playing Redman. Kinichi would then go on to play Zone Figher, then Anguirus and King Caesar in Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla. He also played the role of Godman in Ike! Godman as well as Zoffy and Alien Steal in Ultraman Ace. Lastly, he played Astra in Ultraman Leo.
  • Redman was shown to be very strong, being able to fight and defeat five monsters at once.[7]
  • During some of the earlier episodes, Redman's antenae would sometimes snap off during a fight.




  • Redman (Mask Collection, 2010)
    • Release Date: September 2010
    • Price:  600 yen
Released as part of the 3rd Volume of the Giants of Light Collection subline of the Mask Collection lineup, This Redman's helmet display features light-up eyes. He was released as a secret item for this lineup.

Evolution Toy

  • Redman (Hero Action Figure Series, 2018)
    • Release Date: March 2017
    • Price: ???
    • Materials: ABS, PVC, PA
    • Accessories: 1 pair of fists, 1 pair of open hands (knife), 1 pair of open hands (relaxed), 1 pair of weapon-holding hands, Red Knife, Red Arrow
One of the first releases of Evolution Toy's Hero Action Figure Series line, Redman is a 17cm tall poseable action figure similar to Bandai's Ultra-Act line. He comes with his trademark Red Knife & Red Arrow weapons.


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Mirrorman | Falcon | Redman | Red Fighter | Green Fighter | Orange Fighter | Triple Fighter | Jumborg Ace | Jumborg 9 | Fireman | Izenbo | Koseidon
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Gridman | Servo | WoO | Mirrorman Reflex | Gridman Sigma | Don Shine
Ally Heroes

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