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|Ultraman Leo (series)|
|Ultraman Leo is the 8th entry in the Ultraman Leo|
|Format:||Science fiction, action, adventure|
|Created by:||Tsuburaya Productions|
|Starring:||Ryu Manatsu, Kōji Moritsugu, Mieko Mita, Tomoko Ai|
|Opening Theme:||Ultraman Leo|
|Country Of Origin||Japan|
|Number Of Episodes||51|
|Running Time||24 minutes (per episode)|
|Original Air Date||April 12, 1974 – March 28, 1975|
|Preceded by||Ultraman Taro|
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Ultraman Leo (ウルトラマンレオ, Urutoraman Reo?) is a Japanese tokusatsu TV show and is the 7th show in the Ultra Series. Produced by Tsuburaya Productions, Ultraman Leo was aired between April 12, 1974 to March 28, 1975, with a total of 51 episodes. Tatsumi Nikamoto was the in-suit actor of Ultraman Leo.
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.
- Captain Dan Moroboshi (the commander and leader, Ultra Seven)
- Gen Ohtori (Ultraman Leo)
- Ichiroh Aoshima
- Akio Kuroda
- Kiyohiko Akaishi
- Junko Shirakawa
- Haruko Momoi
- "When Seven Dies! Tokyo Submerges!" (セブンが死ぬ時! 東京は沈没する! Sebun Ga Shinu Toki! Tohkyoh Wa Chinbotsu Suru!?)
- "The Big Sink! The Last Day of the Japanese Archipelago" (大沈没! 日本列島最後の日! Daichinbotsu! Nihon Rettoh Saigo No Hai?)
- "Goodbye, Tears" (涙よ さよなら Namida yo Sayonara?)
- "A Vow Between Men" (男と男の誓い Otoko to Otoko no Chikai?)
- "Don't Cry! You Are a Man" (泣くな! お前は男の子 Nakuna! Omae wa Otokonoko?)
- "You're a Man! Burn On!" (男だ! 燃えろ! Otokoda! Moero!?)
- "A Beautiful Man's Disposition (美しい男の意地 Utsukushī Otoko no iji?)
- "Certain Kill! Monster Challenger!" (必殺! 怪獣仕掛人 Hissatsu! Kaijū Shikake hito?)
- "Bridge of Friendship That Spans Space" (宇宙にかける友情の橋 Uchū ni Kakeru Yūjō no Hashi?)
- "The Wandering Monster of Sorrow" (かなしみのさすらい怪獣 Kanashimi no Sasurai kaiju?)
- "Mud Man Alone" (泥まみれ男ひとり Doromamire Otoko Hitori?)
- "The Adventuring Guy has Come! (冒険野郎が来た Bōken yarō ga kita!?)
- "Huge Explosion! A Desperate Couple of Aliens" (大爆発! 捨身の宇宙人ふたり Dai Bakuhatsu! Shashin no Uchūbito Futari?)
- "Certain-Kill Fists! A Young Boy Calls Upon a Tempest" (必殺拳！嵐を呼ぶ少年 Hissatsu ken! Arashi o yobu shōnen?)
- "Deadly Designs in Darkness! Attacking With Fighting Spirit" (くらやみ殺法！闘魂の一撃 Kura ya mi sappō! Tōkon no ichigeki?)
- "The Woman Who Faded Into the Night" (真夜中に消えた女 Mayonaka ni kieta on'na?)
- "Behold! Ultra Horror Series - Bride of the Wolfman" (見よ! ウルトラ怪奇シリーズ・狼男の花嫁 Miyo! urutora kaiki shirīzu - ōkami otoko no hanayome?)
- "Behold! Ultra Horror Series - Vampire! The Bat Girl (見よ! ウルトラ怪奇シリーズ・吸血鬼! こうもり少女 Miyo! Urutora kaiki shirīzu - kyūketsuki! Kōmori shōjo?)
- "Behold! Ultra Horror Series - The Revival of the Half-Man Fish" (見よ! ウルトラ怪奇シリーズ・よみがえる半魚人 Miyo urutora kaiki shirīzu - yomigaeru hangyojin?)
- "Behold! Ultra Horror Series - The Mysterious Boy of the Little Bear" (見よウルトラ怪奇シリーズ・ふしぎな子熊座の少年 Miyo! urutora kaiki shirīzu - fushigina kogumaza no shōnen?)
- "Behold! Ultra Horror Series - I Saw a Goddess in the Far North (見よウルトラ怪奇シリーズ・北の果てに女神を見た！ Miyo! urutora kaiki shirīzu - kita no hate ni megami o mita!?)
- "The Leo Brothers vs the Monster Brothers" (レオ兄弟対怪獣兄弟 Reo kyōdai tai kaijū kyōdai?)
- "The Mischievous Alien Who Fell Out of Bed" (ベッドから落ちたいたずら星人 Beddo kara ochita itazura hoshibito?)
- "The Beautiful Women of Virgo" (美しいおとめ座の少女 Utsukushī otome-za no shōjo?)
- "The Rhinoceros Beetle is a Space Invader" (かぶと虫は宇宙の侵略者！ Kabutomushi wa uchū no shinryaku-sha!?)
- "Japan Masterpiece Folklore Series - Ultraman King vs the Magician (日本名作民話シリーズ・ウルトラマンキング対魔法使い Nihon meisaku minwa shirīzu - Urutoraman Kingu Tai Mahoutsukai?)
- "Japan Masterpiece Folklore Series - You're Strong! Momotaro (日本名作民話シリーズ・強いぞ! 桃太郎 Nihon Meisaku minwa shirīzu - Tsuyoizo! Momotaro?)
- "Japan Masterpiece Folklore Series - The Return of the Bearded Captain!" (日本名作民話シリーズ・帰ってきた ひげ船長 Nihon meisaku minwa shirīzu - Kaettekita Hige Senchou?)
- "Japan Masterpiece Folklore Series - Reunion of Fate! Dan and Anne" (日本名作民話シリーズ・運命の再会 ダンとアンヌ Nihon meisaku minwa shirīzu - Unmei no Saikai Dan to Annu?)
- "Japan Masterpiece Folklore Series - The Returning of a Monster's Favor" (日本名作民話シリーズ・怪獣の恩返し 日? Nihon meisaku minwa shirīzu kaijū no ongaeshi)
- "Japan Masterpiece Folklore Series - The White Flower That Protects Earth" (日本名作民話シリーズ・地球を守る 白いの花 Nihon meisaku minwa shirīzu - Chikyū wa Mamoru Shiroi no hana?)
- "Japan Masterpiece Folklore Series - Farewell, Princess Kaguya" (日本名作民話シリーズ・さようなら かぐや姫 Nihon Meisaku Minwa Shirīzu - Sayonara Kaguya Hime?)
- "The Leo Brothers vs The Evil Space Spirit Alien" (レオ兄弟対宇宙悪霊星人 Reo Kyodai tai Uchuu Aku Rei Seijin?)
- "Ultra Brothers, Eternal Vows" (ウルトラ兄弟永延の誓い Urutora Kyodai Ei En no Chikai?)
- "I'm a Monster General!" (おいらは怪獣大将だ！ Oira wa kaijū taishōda!?)
- "Fly Leo Brothers, Save the Space Base!" (飛べレオ兄弟 宇宙基地を救え Tobe Reo Kyoudai Uchuu Kichi wo Sukue?)
- "Mystery! The Mirror in Which The Devil Lives" (怪奇！悪魔のすむ鏡 Kaiki! Akuma no sumu kagami?)
- "Battle! The Leo Brothers vs. the Ultra Brothers!" (決闘! レオ兄弟対ウルトラ兄弟 Ketsu tou! Reo Kyoudai Tai Urutora Kyoudai?)
- "The Leo Brothers and the Ultra Brothers, Time of Victory" (レオ兄弟ウルトラ兄弟 勝利の時 Reo Kyoudai Urutora Kyoudai Shouri no Toki?)
- "Disk Organisms of Fear Series - MAC Annihilated! The Flying Saucer is a Living Creature" (恐怖の円盤生物シリーズ・MAC全滅！円盤は生物だった Kyōfu no enban seibutsu shirīzu - MAC zenmetsu! Enban wa seibutsudatta?)
- "Disk Organisms of Fear Series - The Saucer Creature from the Evil Planet Is Here!" (恐怖の円盤生物シリーズ・悪魔の惑星から円盤生物が来た！ Kyōfu no enban seibutsu shirīzu - Akuma no wakusei kara enban seibutsu ga kita!?)
- "Disk Organisms of Fear Series - Leo is in Danger! The Assassin is a Flying Saucer" (恐怖の円盤生物シリーズ！レオが危い！・暗殺者は円盤生物 Kyōfu no enban seibutsu shirīzu - Reo ga abunai! Asashin wa enban seibutsu?)
- "Disk Organisms of Fear Series - Challenge! The Terror of The Blood-Sucking Saucer" (恐怖の円盤生物シリーズ・挑戦！吸血円盤の恐怖 Kyōfu no enban seibutsu shirīzu - Chōsen! Kyūketsu enban no kyōfu?)
- "Disk Organisms of Fear Series - The Shooting Star From Hell" (恐怖の円盤生物シリーズ・地獄から来た流れ星! Kyōfu no enban seibutsu shirīzu - Jigoku kara kita nagareboshi!?)
- "Disk Organisms of Fear Series - The Phantom Girl" (恐怖の円盤生物シリーズ・まぼろしの少女 Kyōfu no enban seibutsu shirīzu - Ma boroshi no shōjo?)
- "Disk Organisms of Fear Series - The Fighting Leo Brothers! The End of The Flying Saucer Beast" (恐怖の円盤生物シリーズ! 戦うレオ兄弟! 円盤生物の最後! Kyōfu no enban seibutsu shirīzu・Tatakau Reo kyōdai! Enban seibutsu no saigo!?)
- "Disk Organisms of Fear Series - The Evil Star-Dust Collecting Girl" (恐怖の円盤生物シリーズ！悪魔の星くずを集める少女 Kyōfu no enban seibutsu shirīzu! Akuma no hoshikuzu o atsumeru shōjo?)
- "Disk Organisms of Fear Series - The Giant Bird Saucer Attacks Japan's Archipelago" (恐怖の円盤生物シリーズ！大怪鳥円盤日本列島を襲う！ Kyōfu no enban seibutsu shirīzu! Dai kaichō enban nipponrettō o osou!?)
- "Disk Organisms of Fear Series - The Red Assassin Who Beckons Death!" (恐怖の円盤生物シリーズ！・死を呼ぶ赤い暗殺者！ Kyōfu no enban seibutsu shirīzu!-Shi o yobu akai asashin!?)
- "Disk Organisms of Fear Series - The Life of Leo! The Miracle of King!" (恐怖の円盤生物シリーズ！レオの命よ！キングの奇跡！ Kyōfu no enban seibutsu shirīzu! Reo no inochi yo! Kingu no kiseki!?)
- "Disk Organisms of Fear Series - Goodbye Leo! Journey to the Sun" (恐怖の円盤生物シリーズ！さようならレオ！太陽への出発（たびだち) Kyōfu no enban seibutsu shirīzu! Sayōnara Reo! Taiyō e no tabidachi?)
Appearances in other seriesEdit
Besides the Showa period Ultra Leo series, Ultra Leo's popularity and fighting ability enabled him to make guest appearances in the following Ultra Series after the end of the original TV series.
- Princess Comet
- guest appearances in episode 63
- Ultraman Story
- Stock footage of Ultraman Leo fighting kaiju
- Ultraman Mebius
- Appeared in Ep 1, 34, 50
- Ultraman Leo returns in Ultraman Mebius episode 34, "A Man Without a Home to help", in his human form Gen Otori. He trained and helped Mebius to defeat Alien Reflect.
- Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie
- Leo appeared in this film training Ultraman Zero during Zero's exile. Leo and Zero would battle continuously on K76 with Zero wearing Techtor gear armor which made him incredibly slow. When Seven sent an S.O.S., Ultraman King sent Zero to the battle, followed shortly by Leo and Astra.
- Ultra Galaxy Legend Gaiden: Ultraman Zero vs. Darklops Zero
- Leo would then travel in between dimensions to rescue Zero, who was sent there by Darklops Zero along with the Imitation Ultra Brothers.
- Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire
- Ultraman Saga
- Appeared alone with the 4 other Ultra Brothers (Ultraman, Seven, Jack, Ace).
- Ultraman Retsuden
- Ep39, a cutscene from the film Ultraman Saga; appeared alone with the 4 other Ultra Brothers (Ultraman, Seven, Jack, Ace), flew to the alternate Earth to help Ultraman Zero.
- Ep102, showing him training the later Ultraman Zero, who happened to not be wearing the Techtor gear armor.
- Ultraman Ginga
- Ultraman Leo participated in the Dark Spark War along with the Ultra Brothers. While in their midst battle, Darker Gale turned every Ultras alongside their allies, monsters and aliens into Spark Dolls. The location of Leo's Spark Doll is unknown.
- Main article: Astra
Astra (アストラ Asutora?) is the younger brother of Ultraman Leo. He came to earth after learning that Leo had survived the destruction of their home planet Nebula L-77 and appeared several times in the series, assisting him several times when the odds were stacked against Leo.
The younger brother of Ultraman Leo, Astra came from the desert Nebula L77 of the Leo constellation. After the destruction of L77 by the Alien Magma, Leo, Astra, and Leo's pet monster Ron were the last survivors, but Leo thought he was the last of his kind. As Leo and Ron landed on Earth, Astra was captured and held prisoner by the Alien Magma until he was eventually rescued by Ultraman King. After Ultraman King told him of Leo's survival, Astra headed for Earth and rescued his brother during a battle against Garon and Littre. Ever since Astra has saved Leo against several different aliens over the months that were too powerful for Leo to defeat himself. At one point Alien Babalou froze Astra in a special type of ice in space and took his identity as he stole the Ultra Key. After Ultraman King revealed Babalou for what he was, Leo saved Astra from his icy imprisonment, defeated Babalou, gave back the Ultra Key, and the two brothers became the first Ultra Brothers that were born outside of Nebula M78. Astra continued to help Leo after helping him destroy the Saucer Monster, Hangler.
Even though Astra is the least active of the Ultra Brothers in the new series Ultraman Mebius, he is present during the series finale, assisting his brother Leo using the Ultra Double Flasher in destroying the coating that was surrounding the sun.
Later on, Astra appeared in the film Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie, watching over Ultraman Zero’s training with Ultraman Leo. When Seven’s eye slugger was sent as an S.O.S., Ultraman King sent Zero to the battle, followed shortly by Leo and Astra. When they arrived, Zero had already defeated Belial and blasted him into a river of molten magma. However no sooner had they arrived , when the spirits of 100 monsters started to flow towards Belial and formed Beryudora. Leo and Astra then did their combo attack while every one else attacked Beryudora on their own until Zero finished him off. Astra and Leo then returned to the Land of Light with the others. Astra also reappeared in the movie, Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire.
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
- Ultraman Leo (ウルトラマンレオ, episodes 1 - 13?)
- Fight! Ultraman Leo (戦え! ウルトラマンレオ, episodes 14 - 51?)
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. In 1975, an English-dubbed version of Ultra Seven was broadcast on Honolulu's NBC affiliate KHON-TV.