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Tōru Umeda
Toru Uemuda
Gender: Male
Age: Estimated lower than 12 years old
Home world: Earth (Showa Universe
Series: Ultraman Leo
First appearance: Ultraman Leo Episode 3: Goodbye, Tears
Last appearance: Ultraman Leo Episode 51: Goodbye Leo, Take off Toward the Sun
Number of appearances 49 (Series)
Type: Ally
Family Unnamed father
Unnamed mother
Kaoru Umeda (little sister)
Affiliation Gen Ohtori (Trainer, later partner)
Momoko Yamaguchi
Takeshi Nomura
Portrayed by Tsunehiro Arai

Tōru Umeda (梅田 トオル Umeda Tōru?) is one of the supporting characters in Ultraman Leo.

History

Ultraman Leo

Toru and his sister Kaoru had been living with their father ever since their mother had died. One day while they went out of the Jonan Sports Center, Alien Tsuruk appeared and killed their father, leaving them orphaned. A MAC member Suzuki, a married man had hoped to foster the orphaned siblings until he was also murdered by the same alien. In the end, Momoko Yamaguchi, Gen’s lover took care of them where she acted as mother/older sister figure to them. He and Kaoru also befriended Gen as he was another trainer from the Jonan Sports Center and a MAC member. Gen even had gave them his pet, Ron whom originally was a space mole that he taken care of back on his home planet, L77.

In episode 40, while Toru, Kaoru, Momoko and Takeshi went shopping in a shopping complex, everyone was attacked by Silver Bloome, whom proceeded to eat the whole building. Aftermath, only Toru was left among the survivors as his sister and friends were killed. At the same time, Gen also loses his friends from MAC from the very same monster. Fortunately, Izumi Miyama, his classmate offered him and Gen a refuge at her house. With MAC demised and no other attack team were left, both Toru and Gen had worked as a pair of investigators where they would investigate cases and incidents that mostly related to saucer monsters.

Near the end, when Alien Bunyo had captured Sakiko, Izumi’s mother so that Gen/Leo could surrender, he, Izumi and her family had learned the truth of Gen’s true identity. Nonetheless, they began to accept him as a human, making no difference. In Ultraman Leo’s final battle, Toru was held captive by Black Directive, the leader of the saucer monsters and demanded Leo to surrender over the boy’s life. As it seemed for the end of Leo and humanity, Gen’s students came and released Toru as they beat up Black Directive. Toru quickly took his crystal ball and throws it to Leo, as the Ultra used it to kill Black End. After the whole ordeal is over, Toru watched Gen for the final time before he leaves to an unknown destination.

Trivia

  • Toru was the second minor character in the Ultra Series to be a kid as the first is Satoru Fuji, Akiko Fuji's younger brother,Hoshino.
  • His actor, Tsunehiro Arai, previous also appeared in Ultraman Taro as a minor character named Jiro.

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