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Ultraman Leo
Ultraman Leo is the 8th entry in the Ultra Series
Leo titlecard
Format: Science fiction, action, adventure
Created by: Tsuburaya Productions
Starring: Ryu Manatsu, Kōji Moritsugu, Mieko Mita, Tomoko Ai
Opening Theme: Ultraman Leo
Ending Theme: None
Country Of Origin Japan
Number Of Episodes 51
Running Time 24 minutes (per episode)
Original Channel TBS
Original Air Date April 12, 1974 – March 28, 1975
Preceded by Ultraman Taro
Succeeded by The☆Ultraman
Watch on Crunchyroll

Ultraman Leo (ウルトラマンレオ, Urutoraman Reo?) is the 8th entry in the Ultra Series, airing from 1974 to 1975. It had a much darker theme than the preceding Ultraman Taro, in order to bring back the older fans who had disliked the previous series' childish nature. Unfortunately, this move lost many of the younger fans, leading to the lowest ratings the franchise had yet seen. Tatsumi Nikamoto was the in-suit actor of Ultraman Leo.

PlotEdit

Ultraman Leo comes from Nebula L-77 (Leo constellation), and takes the human form of Gen Ohtori. |Ultraseven appears to fight a new foe, Alien Magma and his two "pets", the Gillas Brothers. Ultimately, Ultraseven is greatly overpowered and his leg is graphically broken by Black Gillas. Ultraman Leo drives off the foes, but Ultraseven is confined to his human form because of his injuries and due to the Ultraseyen being damaged when he attempted to transform. Dan Moroboshi then maintains his role as Captain of MAC (Monster Attack Crew). Gen is a gymnastics teacher on the side and joins MAC to defend the Earth. Gen and Dan regularly train together, allowing Ultraman Leo to learn many moves in human form.

MAC (Monster Attacking Crew) membersEdit

The Monster Attacking Crew (MAC) is one of the most radically different Ultra support teams. As mentioned above, the captain is Dan Moroboshi, who is Ultraseven deprived of his ability to transform. MAC also has a flowing membership. Members get killed off and replaced with frightening rapidity. There were bases in orbit above North and South America, Africa, Northern Europe, and Japan. This is in addition to numerous land-based bases as well.

UltrasEdit

IntroducedEdit

OthersEdit

Production and series notesEdit

  • Ultraman Leo series was noted as the last of the golden age of the Ultra Series. During the 'Oil Shock' which hit world economy in the 1970s, the production of monster-based series became less popular, in addition to more animated series being produced.
  • Ultraman Leo got off on a bad start. The previous series, (Ultraman Taro), was extended from 49 to 53 episodes because pre-production of Ultraman Leo was running behind schedule.
  • The series was written for more of an adult audience than Ultraman Taro, because Tsuburaya was losing positive ratings from adults due to the child oriented nature of Ultraman Taro.
  • The MAC song sings about the MAC Mole and the MAC Shark, but these machines were never used in battle on the series. However the MAC Shark makes an appearance in the opening credits after episode 28.
  • Ultraman Leo 1st theme was chosen as Fight Ultraman Leo wasnt ready at the time

CastEdit

Suit ActorsEdit

Theme songsEdit

US Television PremiereEdit

  • Honolulu, Hawaii-based on-air broadcaster of Japanese programming, KIKU-TV, the home of the tokusatsu or Kikaida craze of the 1970s, began airing all 51 episodes of the series on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 6:30 PM (Hawaiian Standard Time) in Japanese with English Subtitles.[1] In 1975, an English-dubbed version of Ultra Seven was broadcast on Honolulu's NBC affiliate KHON-TV.
    • The series is also now available for streaming on Crunchyroll

DVD ReleaseEdit

Complete DVD SetEdit

2006 releaseEdit

2011 releaseEdit

TBA

ReferencesEdit

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 | Ultraman Ginga | Ultraman Ginga S | Ultraman X


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


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 Movie Showdown! The 10 Ultra Warriors!


Other Series


Mighty Jack | Mirrorman | Redman | Triple Fighter | Iron King | Fireman | Jumborg Ace | Dinosaur War Aizenborg | Denkou Choujin Gridman | Bio Planet WoO

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