Shine! The Five Ultra Brothers
Ultraman Ace, Episode 1
左からゾフィー 初代ウルトラマン A ジャック セブン
Air date 04/07/1972
Screenplay by Shin'ichi Ichikawa
Directed by Masanori Kakehi

Kazuho Mitsuta

Special skill director Kazuo Sagawa
Viewer Ratings 28.8%
Episode Guide
The 5 Ultra Pledges
Surpass the Choju

Shine! The Five Ultra Brothers (輝け ウルトラ石兄弟, Kagayake Urutora Go Kyoudai) is the 1st episode of Ultraman Ace. It also marks the second appearance of Zoffy from the final episode of the Original Ultraman Series.


Impressed by the sacrifices of Seiji Hokuto, & Yuko Minami by protecting the people during an attack of Verokron who was created by Dimmension Man Yapool, The 5 Ultra Brothers gave the two humans lives, & send their new member Ultraman Ace to be their human host to fight off a age of new Monsters know as Chouju


An alien from another dimension called Yapool is hellbent on invading the Earth. He bring with him genetically altered, cyborgian creations called Choju, or Super Beasts; more powerful lifeforms unlike any other seen before. The first such creature leading the attack is Verokron. Sent to destroy Fukuyama, the Earth Defense Force is powerless to stop the monster's advance. Seiji Hokuto, a bakery delivery man, and a nurse named Yuko Minami are killed in the destruction while trying to help fleeing citizens. Ultraman Ace, accompanied by four other Ultra Brothers, appears and revives the two bestowing upon them Ultra Rings that, when shining, allows them to transform into Ultraman Ace. Hokuto and Minami become members of TAC (Terrible Monster Attack Crew), a Self Defense Force funded by thr global combat organization tasked with battling the Yapoolian threat and their army of inter-dimensional monstrosities

Velekron is seen again with new missiles used by it. TAC weakens the beast with Seij and Yuko being told by Ace about the Ultra Rings. Then as Velekron destroys Seij's plane, Seij and Minami turn into Ultraman Ace. Ace is nearly defeated by Velekron but Ace uses the Metallium Ray to finish Velekron.


Guest Stars


Suit Actors

  • Ultraman Ace (ウルトラマンエース Urutoraman Ēsu) Tadashi Nakanishi (中西正 Nakanishi Tadashi)
  • Ultraman Jack (Return of Ultraman]] 帰ってきたウルトラマン Kaettekita Urutoraman): Eiichi Kikuchi (菊池栄一 Kikuchi Eiichi)
  • Verokron (ベロクロン Berokuron): Toru Kawai (河合 徹 Kawai Tōru)


DVD Releases

  • Ultraman Ace Volume 1 features episodes 1-4.


  • With a rating of 28.8%, this was the highest rated episode of Ultraman Ace.

Ultraman Ace Episodes
Shine! The Five Ultra Brothers | Beyond the Giant Choju | Burn! Choju Hell | 30,000 Year Choju Appears | Giant Ant Choju vs. Ultra Brothers | Pursue The Mystery of The Transformation Choju | Kaiju vs. Choju vs. Alien | Life of the Sun, Life of Ace | 10,000 Choju! Surprise Attack Plan | Decisive Battle! Ace vs. Hideki Goh | The Choju is Ten Women? | The Red Flower of Cactus Hell | Execution! The Five Ultra Brothers | The Five Stars that Scattered Throughout the Galaxy | Summer of Horror Series - Curse of the Black Crab | Summer of Horror Series - Ghost Story! Cow God Man | Summer of Horror Series - Ghost Story! The She-Devil of Firefly Field | Lend Me the Pigeon | Mystery of the Kappa's Residence | The Star of Youth, the Star of a Couple | I Saw the Phantom of a Heavenly Woman | Yapool, Demon of Revenge | Reversal! Zoffy Now Arrives | Look! A Giant Transformation in the Middle of the Night | The Pyramid Is a Choju's Nest! | Total Annihilation! The Five Ultra Brothers | Miracle! The Father of Ultra | Farewell Yuko, Sister of the Moon | The Sixth Ultra Brother | The Ultra Star That Even You Can See | From Seven to the Hand of Ace | With a Prayer upon the Ultra Star | Shoot That Hot-Air Balloon | A Choju Dances on a Sea of Rainbow | A Gift from Zoffy | This Choju's 10,000 Phones | The Star of Friendship Forever | Resurrection! The Father of Ultra | The Life of Seven! The Life of Ace! | Give Back the Panda! | Winter of Horror Series - Ghost Story! Lion Drum | Winter of Horror Series - Mystery! The Resurrection of the Monster Woo | Winter of Horror Series - Ghost Story! The Cry of the Abominable Snowman | Setsubun Ghost Story! The Shining Bean | Big Pinch! Save Ace! | Ride Beyond the Time Machine | Curse of the Salamander | The Revenge of Verokron | The Flying Jellyfish | Mass Chaos in Tokyo! Traffic Signals Gone Haywire | Life-Sucking Sound | Tomorrow's Ace To You!