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The Untargeted Town
Ultraman Max, Episode 24
2 max
Air date 12/10/2005

03/14/2017 (USA)

Screenplay by Yuji Kobayashi
Directed by Akio Jissoji
Special skill director Yuichi Kikuchi
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The Untargeted Town (狙われない街 Nerawarenai Machi?) is the 24th episode of Ultraman Max.

Summary

People start suddenly becoming violent for brief periods of time, to a mysterious cause. Could an alien be behind it?

Synopsis

The police have to break up several fights, whose participants seemed to go suddenly insane. Afterwards, the fighters lose their memories of the time. DASH discovers that similar incidents happened in Kitegawa decades ago, to smokers.

CT scans reveal that the frontal lobes of the victim's brains were modified by some external force, causing loss of reason. After picking up a phone call, one man turns violent in front of Kaito and Mizuki. The police deduce that all victims used a phone with the same antenna.

DASH investigates the antenna, which they believe to be of alien origin, uniquely made to effect the brain. They find workers working on testing the reception, and even pick up a monster signal, which vanishes. The workers notice a strange signal: someone is sending a high output signal to those antennae to target humans.

Kaito notices a strange man and follows him. He finds a phone and picks it up, but doubles in pain. The man appears before him, and reveals he knows his identity as Ultraman Max. He tells him he is an alien, and when asked what he wants, says he cannot want anything, and will not target the town or earth.

A man called Ken recognizes the mysterious man as Metronian and greets him. however, he is thrown when Kaito and Mizuki arrive, and runs. Kaito follows. Ken reveals to Mizuki that an alien used to live in the town, who was nearly killed in a fight with Ultraseven. The alien was healed and Ken kept his location a secret.

DASH discovers that forty years earlier Alien Metron had hidden red crystals inside cigarettes to make men insane. The alien is still at large, and Elly searches for his location.

Kaito follows the man, who leads him into a warehouse and greets him politely. The man reveals his true form: Alien Metron. Kaito orders him away. The man packs earthen souvenirs as he prepares to leave.

Metron explains he is going to leave because he believes humans will degenerate themselves without his interference. Max loses a game of Rock, Paper, Scissor, and Metron grows giant. A spaceship arrives. Metron waves farewell and the spaceship departs into the sunset. The episode ends.

Cast

Ultras

Aliens

DVD Release

  • Ultraman Max Volume 7 features episodes 23-26.
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Trivia

  • This episode was later featured in Ultraman Retsuden Episode 50: Resurrection of Metron! The Untargeted City!!
  • The episode was premiered in the United States on TOKU on March 14, 2017


Ultraman Max
Episodes
Ultraman Max Arrives! | The Girl Who Keeps a Monster | Proof of a Brave Man | Infinite Invaders | Monster Island Appears! | 5 Seconds Before Bombing | The Star Destroyer | DASH Annihilated!? | The Dragon's Lover | Young DASH | Prophecy of Baradhi | Pursuit at Supersonic Speed | Zetton's Daughter | Love and King Joe | Miracle of the Third Planet | Who am I? | Ice Beauty | Bright World | Person Coming from the Door | Drifting Monster | Challenge from Underground | Butterfly Dream | Youth Again | The Untargeted Town | A Distant Friend | Elly of Christmas | The Taken Max Spark | Attack of Evil | Why Monsters Appear | Courage Is from the Heart | Burn! Earth!! | Elly Destruction Directive | Welcome! To the Earth: Part 1: The Science of the Planet Baltan | Welcome! To the Earth: Part 2: Farewell! Alien Baltan | Adam and Eve of M32 Nebula | Alternate Dimension World | Constellation Thief | Prelude to Ground Annihilation | Hold On To! Future | To the Ultra Future

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