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Series Episodes
Ultraseven is the 3rd entry in the Ultra Series
Format: Science fiction, action, adventure
Created by: Tsuburaya Productions
Starring: Kohji Moritsugu, Shoji Nakayama, Yuriko Hishimi
Opening Theme: Ultraseven no Uta
Ending Theme: None
Country Of Origin Japan
Number Of Episodes 49
Running Time 24 minutes (per episode)
Original Channel TBS (JPN)


Original Air Date October 1, 1967 – September 8, 1968
Preceded by Ultraman
TBS: Captain Ultra
Succeeded by The Return of Ultraman

Ultraseven (ウルトラセブン Urutora Sebun?) is the third entry in the Ultra-Series, airing in Japan in 1967. Created by Eiji Tsuburaya, this follow up to Ultraman went on to become one of Japan's greatest fantasy TV series, with average ratings of over 36%. Such is his popularity that Ultraseven (or simply 'Seven') has appeared or at least made cameos in nearly every Ultra Series following his own and has had far more exposure than even the original Ultraman (though the original Ultraman is without a doubt the face of the Ultras). It later returned for another season, in 1994 on to 2002, known as Heisei Ultra Seven.

Ultraseven is sometimes incorrectly called "Ultraman Seven" by many sources outside Japan (or in the case of KHON/Honolulu, Hawaii, Ultra 7, as listed in TV Guide when it ran in 1975). Both the series and its hero can also be called Ultra Seven (with a space).


Ultraseven, produced by Tsuburaya Productions, aired on Tokyo Broadcasting System from October 1, 1967 to September 8, 1968. In the not-too-distant future, the Earth finds itself constantly under attack from extraterrestrial threats. To combat them, the Terrestrial Defense Force establishes the Ultra Guard (ウルトラ警備隊 Urutora keibi-tai?), a team of six elite members who utilize high-tech vehicles and weaponry. Joining their fight is the mysterious Dan Moroboshi who is secretly an alien from the Land of Light in Nebula M-78, Ultraseven.

Unlike its predecessors, Ultraseven is famous for featuring a much larger number of aliens during the show's run.


The Ultra Garrison (ウルトラ警備隊?)Edit

  • Commander Kaoru Kiriyama is the captain of the Ultra Garrison. A no-nonsense but kind leader. He is from Tokyo.
  • Shigeru Furuhashi is a rotund, strong, trigger-happy member of the Ultra Garrison. Many years later, he would find himself a high-ranking TDF commander and one of Ultraseven's few allies. He is from Hokkaido.
  • Anne Yuri is the only female member of the Ultra Garrison, and also the youngest. She is the team's communications operator and nurse, but is still effective in action. Has feelings for fellow member Dan Moroboshi. She is also from Tokyo.
  • Soga is Ultra Garrison's expert marksman. He is easy-going, but fierce in battle. He is a friend of Dan Moroboshi. He is from Southern Kyushu.
  • Amagi is the twitchy stragegist. He is from Nagoya.
  • Dan Moroboshi/Ultraseven (Agent 340), the title character, is from the Land of Light in the Nebula M-78, the same planet as Ultraman. Originally sent to map the Milky Way, he visits Earth and it captivates him. On his first visit he saves the life of a young mountain climber named Jiro Satsuma, who nearly falls to his death while saving a fellow climber. Instead of merging with him, as Ultraman did with SSSP member Shin Hayata, Seven morphs himself into a duplicate of the unconscious Jiro. However, he names himself Dan Moroboshi to avoid confusion. A mysterious but friendly young man, Dan joins the Ultra Guard as its sixth member. Unknown to them or anyone else, he saves the day from alien invasions as Agent 340, christened by the Garrison as its "honorary 7th member," Ultraseven.

Monsters & AliensEdit

Capsule MonstersEdit

Monsters And AliensEdit


Suit ActorsEdit

Ultraseven (ウルトラセブン Urutorasebun?): Uenishi Hirotsugu (上西弘次 Hirotsugu Uenishi?)


A Movie Version of Episode 18 was published July 21, 1968 in the Toei Manga parade

Heisei Ultra SevenEdit

Main article: Heisei Ultra Seven

Twenty seven years after the end of the original Ultraseven a Tsuburaya made a two TV specials that continued after the originbal story, having Seven come back to Earth, then two years later a slue of direct-to-video sequeals. These collection of episodes retitled the series as Ultra Seven, each of the new episodes took place in the a continuaty were Ultraseven was the only Ultra Crusader that ever came to Earth.

TNT EpisodesEdit

In 1985, Turner Program Services commissioned Cinar to dub all 49 episodes for run in syndication. [1] The Cinar produced episodes featured new opening and closing credits, eyecatches, and even new episode names. After failing to sell it to local and national stations, Turner put the tapes back into their vaults until 1994, when Ultra Seven was selected for broadcast on the Toons 'Till Noon and MonsterVision blocks on TNT. The Toons 'Till Noon broadcasts received substantially heavy editing to make them suitable for the time slot, while the MonsterVision broadcasts were left completely uncut. Episodes 5-7 were missing, but instead of paying Cinar for the missing episodes, they aired all the tapes they had already. When the contract expired between Tsuburaya, Cinar, and Turner, all materials (film, tapes, audio masters) reverted to, and were collected by Tsuburaya.

Cinar titles:

  1. Enter Dan Moroboshi
  2. Shrubs From Space
  3. Secret of the Lake
  4. Double Trouble At Sea
  5.  ???
  6.  ???
  7.  ???
  8. Smokers On The Rampage
  9. Toys In Crisis
  10. The Man Next Door
  11. Captured In Living Color
  12. Crystallized Corpusels (Banned Episode 12)
  13. Space Ace Reunion
  14. Planets In Conflict Part 1
  15. Planets In Conflict Part 2
  16. The Eyes Have Had It
  17. Cave-In
  18. The Bells Are Ringing
  19. Wane Lord Of The Universe
  20. The Quakemaker
  21. Nissans Return Engagement
  22. Chromosone Eaters
  23. Fugitive Fortune Teller
  24. Mother Knows Best
  25. Ultra-7 Exposed
  26. The 8,000 Megaton Mistake
  27. Temporary Traitor
  28. Death On Wheels
  29. The Apprentice Alien
  30. Trial By War
  31. Blood-Thirst
  32. Island In The Sky
  33. The Dead Invaders
  34. Urban Removal
  35. Moon-Stuck
  36. Sharp Shooter Showdown
  37. Devils Angle
  38. Brave One
  39. Ultra 7 - Tastes Defeat Part 1
  40. Ultra 7 - Tastes Defeat Part 2
  41. Killer Lake
  42. The Boy By The Lake
  43. Design By Tyranny
  44. Stargazer
  45. Simian Says Surrender
  46. Dan And The Ultra-7 Challenge
  47. Home Sweet Home
  48. Exit Ultra-7 Part 1
  49. Exit Ultra-7 Part 2

Shout! Factory English Subtitled ReleaseEdit

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In 2012, Shout! Factory obtained a license to subtitle Ultra Seven in English, and released it for sale on their website as a physical boxed CD set, which is only available for shipping within the US and Canada. The original Episode 12, however, was not included, so the total number of episodes in this release was 48. On December 11, 2012 Shout! Factory made the set available through regular retailers. The case this time is a standard DVD keep case.

Theme songEdit

Appearances in other Ultra seriesEdit

Besides the Heisei Ultra Seven series, Ultraseven's huge popularity enabled him to make either guest or regular appearances in the following Ultra Series after the end of the original 1967 TV series. Ultraseven appeared in 2 episodes of The Return of Ultraman (Kaettekita Urutoraman, 1971), as well as in numerous episodes in Ultraman Ace (Urutoraman Eesu, 1972) and Ultraman Taro (Urutoraman Tarou, 1973). Seven loses his ability to transform and his human form, Dan Moroboshi acts as the captain for the defense team MAC in Ultraman Leo (Urutoraman Reo, 1974). A monster resembling Ultra Seven in black, known as Delusion Ultraseven, appears in Ultraman 80 (Urutoraman Eiti, 1980). Another Ultra similar to Ultra Seven, known as Ultraseven 21, appeared in Ultraman Neos. Ultra Seven's most recent appearances include movies Ultraman Mebius & Ultraman Brothers and Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers, as well as TV series Ultraman Mebius (Urutoraman Mebiusu, 2006). Ultraseven X is actually a spin-off featuring the hero in another dimension. To date, Ultra Seven's also appeared in Ultra Galaxy:NEO and its movie, Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy, alongside his son Ultraman Zero. This also makes him the first known Ultra being other than the Mother and Father of Ultra to have an offspring. Seven returned yet again in 2010's Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire as a supporting character.


Uchimura Seven

Uchimura Seven is a sketch parody based on Ultraseven.


  • Ultraseven and the original Ultraman have been the only two Ultramen to have a remake of the series. Ultraman had 1 and Ultraseven had 3 remakes.
    • Ultraman however had 4 movies on him.
  • One of few soundtracks of this series would be used again later in Ultraman Ace, Ultraman Leo and Ultraman 80 series.
  • Ultraseven has 2 episodes banned: From Another Planet with Love (Banned in World War II), & Super Weapon R-1 (Banned in 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster).
    • Due in part to the ban, the 12th episode is not on the Region 1 DVD release by Shout! Factory. However, the recently banned 26th episode was released and can be seen on this set.
  • Ultraseven was originally intended to be the last entry into the Ultra Series. It's immense popularity proved otherwise.
  • Clips of Ultraseven were shown on an episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast, with the host trying to get guest Joel Hodgson to help "MST" them.
  • This series was originally going to be named Ultra Eye.
  • Ultraseven on the box cover of "Ultraseven The Complete Series" is the Ultraseven suit made by Chaiyo.

DVD/Blu-Ray Box SetsEdit

Ultraseven Box Set, & Ultraseven The Complete Series Features All Episodes Except Episode 12. Heisei Ultraseven DVD Box Sets features All Episodes. Ultraseven Blu-Ray Box I Features episodes 1-25 except Episode 12, & Blu-Ray Box II features Episodes 26-49.


Shows and Films
Showa Series

Ultra Q | Ultraman | Ultra Seven | The Return of Ultraman | Ultraman Ace | Ultraman Taro | Ultraman Leo | The☆Ultraman | Ultraman 80

First phase of Heisei Series

Ultraman Tiga | Ultraman Dyna | Ultraman Gaia

Second phase of Heisei Series

Ultraman Cosmos | Ultra Q: Dark Fantasy | Ultraman Nexus | Ultraman Max | Ultraman Mebius | Ultraseven X | Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle | Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey | Ultraman Retsuden | Neo Ultra Q | Shin Ultraman Retsuden | Ultraman Ginga | Ultraman Ginga S | Ultraman X | Ultraman Orb | Ultraman Zero: The Chronicle

Outside of Japan

Ultraman: The Adventure Begins | Ultraman: Towards the Future | Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero


Ultra Fight | Ultraman vs. Kamen Rider | Ultraman Nice | Heisei Ultraseven | Ultraman Neos | Ultra Idemitsujin | Ultra Zone | Ultra Zero Fight | Ultra Fight Victory | Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA | Ultra Fight Orb

Showa Movies

Ultraman: Monster Movie Feature | Ultraman, Ultraseven: Great Violent Monster Fight | Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle | Ultraman (1979 film) | Zoffy: The Ultra Warriors Vs The Giant Monster Army | Ultraman Story

Heisei Movies

Ultra Q The Movie | Ultraman Zearth | Ultraman Zearth 2: Superhuman Big Battle - Light and Shadow | Revive!:Ultraman | Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna: Warriors of the Star of Light | Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna & Ultraman Gaia: Battle in Hyperspace | Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey | Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact (2001) | Ultraman Cosmos: The Blue Planet (2002) | Ultraman Cosmos Vs Ultraman Justice: The Final Battle | Ultraman The Next | Ultraman Mebius & The Ultra Brothers | The Super 8 Ultra Brothers | Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie | Ultraman Zero The Movie: The Revenge of Belial | Ultraman Saga | Ultraman Ginga S The Movie: Showdown! The 10 Ultra Warriors! | Ultraman X The Movie: Here Comes! Our Ultraman | Ultraman Orb The Movie: Lend Me The Power of Bonds!

Other Series

Captain Ultra | Mighty Jack | Mirrorman | Redman | Triple Fighter | Iron King | Fireman | Jumborg Ace | Mirror Fight | Pro-Wres no Hoshi Azteckaiser | Dinosaur Expedition Born Free | Dinosaur War Aizenborg | Dinosaur Squadron Koseidon | Denkou Choujin Gridman | Mirrorman REFLEX | Bio Planet WoO | Mirror Fight 2012

Ultraman Kids | Ultraman Graffiti: Wild! Ultra Country | Ultraman: Super Fighter Legends | Ultra Nyan | Denkou Choujin Gridman: Boys Invent Great Heroes | The・Ultraman: Jackal vs. Ultraman | Kaiju Sakaba Kanpai!

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