The Opening Force
Ultraman Ginga S, Episode 1
Air date 07/15/2014
Screenplay by Yuji Kobayashi
Directed by Koichi Sakamoto
Episode Guide
Friends Left Behind
Ginga VS Victory

The Opening Force (切り拓く力 Kiri hiraku chikara) is the 1st episode of Ultraman Ginga S. This episode is the debut of Ultraman Victory, the secondary ultra for this series.


Two years after the events of Ultraman Ginga, the mysterious warrior Ultraman Victory appears along with new invaders from outer space. The reliable special investigation team UPG is also introduced. Hikaru is again united with Ginga to open up the future, and take the big first step to a fierce battle of drama! [Official Episode Summary]


When Hikaru arrives in a new town, he makes contact with a Victorium Crystal and has a vision of Shou and Ultraman Victory. Alien Chibu Exceller is seen commanding Android One Zero to retrieve the crystals. In the underground world, Shou is given the Victory Lancer and the task of saving the crystals, but not harming the inhabitants of Earth in the process.

When Zero One unearths a Victorium Crystal near a construction side. Shepherdon emerges from the ground. UPG arrives on the scene, with Arisa and Gouki present. They evacuate everyone while attempting to shoot at Shepherdon without much success. Hikaru, who is nearby, then observes Shou commanding Shepherdon to return to the underground.

Hikaru then meets up with Shou and has some dialogue with him, but Shou states that he is different from the humans on Earth. He then spots the Ginga Spark in Hikaru's pockets and is astonished. Before he can say anything further, another Victorium Crystal is unearthed and Shou rushes to the scene. He is delayed by One Zero summoning her robot underlings, Chiburoids. Zero One then MonsLives into EX Red King to destroy Shepherdon.

Shepherdon, on the verge of defeat, is saved by Shou who transforms into Ultraman Victory. During the battle, the combatants scatter debris everywhere, some of which landed on the UPG members. Unable to shift the debris himself, Hikaru wishes for more power to save everyone. The Ginga Spark flashes with power, and Hikaru transforms into Ginga, saving Arisa and Gouki. He then fights EX Red King, overwhelmed it with the Ginga Thunderbolt, before defeating it with the Ginga Cross Shoot, but to his surprise, Victory intercepts Ginga with the Victory Slash before the latter can collect EX Red King's Spark doll. He steals it and uses its powers to transform his right arm and attack Ginga immediately, much to Hikaru's shock.





DVD/Blu-Ray Release

  • Ultraman Ginga S Volume 1 Features episodes 1-3, & Ultraman Ginga S Blu-Ray Box I features episodes 1-8.


  • This is the first time Hikaru's new transformation scene is featured.

Ultraman Ginga S
The Opening Force | Ginga VS Victory | Pride of a Warrior | The Meaning of Strength | Friend & Demon | Past that was Forgotten | Activate! Magnewave Strategy | Fight to the Death of the Morning Glow | Life in the Resurrection | Holy Sword of the Future | The Tears of Gan-Q | In Order To Meet You | Split! UPG | Resurrection of Lugiel | The Adventure Called Life | The Fight for Tomorrow |