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Ultraman Dyna
Ultraman Dyna is the 13th entry in the Ultra Series
Dyna title card
Format: Tokusatsu, Sci-Fi
Created by: Tsuburaya Productions
Starring: Takeshi Tsuruno
Opening Theme: Ultraman Dyna
Ending Theme: Kimi Dake o Mamoritai (1st Ending Theme)
Ultra High (2nd Ending Theme)
Brave Love Tiga (instrumental) (ep 36)
Country Of Origin Japan
Number Of Episodes 51
Running Time 24 min
Original Channel TBS, MBS
Original Air Date September 6, 1997 - August 29, 1998
Preceded by Ultraman Tiga
Succeeded by Ultraman Gaia
Ultraman Dyna (ウルトラマンダイナ Urutoraman Daina?) is the 13th entry in the Ultra Series which aired between September 6, 1997 until August 29, 1998. The series is a direct sequel to the previous Ultraman series, Ultraman Tiga. The catchphrase of this series is "See The Explosive Power of the Ultimate Hot Battle !" (究極の爆発力!熱い闘いを見ろ! Kyūkyoku no bakuhatsu-ryoku! Atsui tatakai o miro!?).

Plot

In the year 2017 (9 years after the final episode of Ultraman Tiga), TPC has advanced beyond earth, and has created a new GUTS (Global Unlimited Task Squad) team, "Super GUTS (Super Global Unlimited Task Squad)". Humans have begun terra-forming Mars and other planets in what is known as the "Age of the Neo Frontier". One day, however, the Neo Frontier is attacked by an alien race known as the Sphires. Shin Asuka has just joined Super GUTS and is in the middle of training maneuvers above Earth's atmosphere when he and his comrades are attacked. He proves himself in battle, and can hold his own against ace pilot Ryoh. However, his ship is damaged and he ejects, after which he encounters a shining light. It is then that a new giant of light merges with the bewildered Asuka, saving his life. When the Sphires enter Mars' atmosphere and merge with the Martian rocks to form monsters, Asuka again participates in the battle, now equipped with a mysterious device known as the "Reflasher". Upon the Sphires' new attack, Asuka suddenly transforms into a colossal giant, and manages to protect Mars from a group of monsters sent by the Sphires. The members of Super GUTS quickly catch on that this giant being is not Ultraman Tiga, but a new giant of light, "Ultraman Dyna". In contrast to the serious tone of Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Dyna is a far more light hearted show, featuring more upbeat stories and comical character personalities for its cast.

The final story arc is rather somber, in contrast to the rest of the series. Dyna/Asuka apparently sacrifice themselves to save the Earth from Gransphire, the planet-sized mother form of the Spheres. In the series finale, we do get to see that Asuka rejoins his father as they ride off toward the light in their two spaceships, though the fate of Dyna/Asuka and Asuka's father remains unknown. Eleven years after the end of the television series, the movie Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy is intended as a direct follow-up for Dyna/Asuka after events of the Dyna series finale. It is revealed that the wormhole resulting from Gransphire's destruction transported him to the M78 universe, where the film takes place. At the end of the movie, as the featured ZAP SPACY members require help back to Earth, Dyna/Asuka decides to direct them home personally. They are shown disappearing into a self-made wormhole together.

Also in the film of Ultraman Saga, it was revealed that the Mars had successfully colonized by humans with a new Super GUTS member Taiga appeared as he is unintentionally kidnapped by a mysterious spaceship pilot by Alien Bat as he finally regains his trust on Ultraman while becoming Ultraman Zero and fights along with Dyna and Cosmos against a new threat. Asuka also briefly returns to his universe, telling his friends that Taiga still lives and resides a new universe while vanishes into light and bids them farewell.

It is unclear if the Dyna that participated in the Dark Spark War in Ultraman Ginga is the same Dyna from the Tiga Universe.

Super GUTS

Main article: Super GUTS (Super Global Unlimited Task Squad)

Super GUTS is a branch of TPC (Terrestrial Peaceable Consortium) and is the direct successor to GUTS.

  • Gousuke Hibiki (ヒビキ・ゴウスケ Hibiki Gōsuke?): The team captain. He is loud and boisterous, often joking with his subordinates and shouting orders. At the same time, however, he is a caring leader with a good heart and good intentions for Super GUTS.
  • Shin Asuka/Ultraman Dyna (アスカ・シン/ウルトラマンダイナ Asuka Shin/Urutoraman Daina?): Ultraman Dyna's human host. He is light-hearted overall, and is one of the rare Ultra human hosts who also serves as the comic relief of the show. Asuka often whines and pouts immaturely, and sometimes pretends that he is killed in combat just to see his teammates freak out. Asuka is not all just fun and games, though. He can also be headstrong and overly courageous. His well-known motto is "Never give up." Asuka's dad disappeared years ago when his spaceship disappeared into a mysterious light, which Asuka himself enters alongside his father in the final episode. In the end, Asuka ended up transported to the Showa timeline. Despite his personality, Asuka is an exceptional fighter, fending off aliens far stronger than normal humans with only his hand to hand combat skills.
  • Ryo Yumimura (ユミムラ・リョウ Yumimura Ryō?): The tomboy ace pilot of Super GUTS, who has a short temper and often yells at Asuka for his goof ball antics and recklessness. They have a pilot rivalry going on. However, deep down inside she likes the guy, they do like each other, which becomes quite clear toward the end. She also plays a big sister role for the less experienced Mai. Ryoh is slightly cross-eyed, which add charm for her.
  • Toshiyuki Kohda (コウダ・トシユキ Kōda Toshiyuki?): The cool and slick haircut guy who is eventually promoted to Dept. Captain.
  • Mai Midorikawa (ミドリカワ・マイ Midorikawa Mai?): A cute, bubbly, loud cadet-type with little combat experience. She mostly serves as the communication person, but she has multiple crushes (baseball players, cute exploratory robots, bike racers, etc.), gets peoples' attention by saying 'neh-neh-neh,' and has the amazing ability to hide multiple items behind her back, only to whip them out in rapid succession.
  • Tsutomu Nakajima (ナカジマ・ツトム Nakajima Tsutomu?): The pudgy technician and researcher of the Super GUTS team, often becomes panicked or overly serious.
  • Kouhei Kariya (カリヤ・コウヘイ Kariya Kōhei?): An expert of shooting of the Super GUTS and is well versed in archaeology.
  • Hanejiro (ハネジロー Hanejirō?): A strange alien which Asuka befriended on a mission to mysterious planet, it first helped Asuka (as Dyna) by pointing out a monster's weak spot during a battle, and was since made Super GUTS' "mascot" of sorts. Bids farewell to Super GUTS in Episode 47, but returns in the Dyna movie "Return of Hanejiro".

Mechas

Films

Cast

International Broadcast

Country/Region Channel Network Language Subtitle
Japan JOOR-4 MBS TV Osaka Japanese
JORX-6 TBS TV Tokyo
South Korea HLKA-9 KBS Korean
North Korea
Indonesia SCTV (1998)
Indosiar (2000)
Trans TV (2001)
O Channel (2005)
MNC The Indonesian Channel (2008)
NET. (2013)
SCM (1998)
IKM (2000)
Trans Media (2001)
Omni Intivision (2005)
MNC Media (2008)
Indika Group (2013)
Indonesian
Malaysia NTV7 NSTP Malay
Singapore 5th Frequency TCS English Chinese
Thailand Channel 9 Modern 9/MCOT Thai
Vietnam VTV1 VTV Vietnamese
People's Republic of China Beijing Satellite Television BTV Chinese
Hong Kong Jade-1 TVB Cantonese Traditional Chinese
Macau
Republic of China CTS-5 CTS Taiwanese
Asia Pacific/Southeast Asia
Hong Kong
Macau
STAR World Asia STAR TV English

Music

Opening Theme

Ending Theme

DVD Box Sets

Notes

  • This series was the first since Ultraman 80 to incorperate "Silhouettes" into its opening animations.
  • This series is concluded in the Ultraman Saga movie. 

References

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External links

Shows and Films
Showa Series


Ultra Q | Ultraman | Ultraseven | Return of Ultraman | Ultraman Ace | Ultraman Taro | Ultraman Leo | Ultraman 80


Heisei Series


Ultraman Tiga | Ultraman Dyna | Ultraman Gaia | 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 | Ultraman Geed | Ultraman Orb: The Chronicle | Ultraman R/B


Outside of Japan


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


OV・TVSP


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 | Ultraman Super Fighter Legend


Showa Movies


Ultraman: Monster Movie Feature | Ultraman, Ultraseven: Great Violent Monster Fight | Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle | Ultraman (1979) | Ultraman ZOFFY: Ultra Warriors vs. the Giant Monster Army | Ultraman Story


Heisei Movies


Ultra Q The Movie: Legend of the Stars | 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: The Decisive Battle in Hyperspace | Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey | Ultraman Gaia: Once Again Gaia | Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact | Ultraman Cosmos 2: The Blue Planet | Ultraman Cosmos Vs Ultraman Justice: The Final Battle | ULTRAMAN (2004) | Ultraman Mebius & the Ultra Brothers | Great Decisive Battle! The Super 8 Ultra Brothers | Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie | Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire | 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! | Ultraman Geed The Movie: Connect The Wishes!


Other Series


Captain Ultra | Mighty Jack | Operation: Mystery | Mirrorman | Redman | Triple Fighter | 10-4, 10-10 | Iron King | Fireman | Jumborg Ace | Mirror Fight | Army of the Apes | 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
Anime


The☆Ultraman | Ultraman Kids | Ultraman Graffiti: Wild! Ultra Country | Ultraman: Super Fighter Legend | Ultra Nyan | Denkou Choujin Gridman: Boys Invent Great Heroes | The・Ultraman: Jackal vs. Ultraman | Kaiju Sakaba Kanpai! | Kaiju Girls | SSSS.GRIDMAN | ULTRAMAN (2019)
Outlaw


Space Warriors 2000 | Project Ultraman | Dragon Force: So Long Ultraman