|This article is about a/an series entry (the 6th) in the Ultra Series.|
|Format:||Science fiction, action, adventure|
|Created by:||Tsuburaya Productions|
|Starring:||Saburo Shinoda, Takahiko Tōno, Yumi Asakama|
|Country Of Origin||Japan|
|Number Of Episode||53|
|Running Time||24 minutes (per episode)|
|Original Air Date||April 6, 1973|
|Preceed by||Ultraman Ace|
At the time ratings were falling, and as Tsuburaya felt Ace had been a bit too dark at times, they took a lighter approach in Taro to please children. Ironically, this lost even more views from elder fans, causing the series to be followed by Ultraman Leo, often considered the darkest and grittiest entry in the Showa series.
Taro a common name for the boy in otogi-banashis, or, Japanese fairy tales. The name reflects the child-centric aspect of the series, which was intended to be a fairy tale.
Kotaro Higashi trained to be a boxer, but after an incident Astromons, he was killed. However, his body was brought to Nebula M-78 where Mother of Ultra saved his life by joining him with Ultraman Taro. Taro had spent many years training, honing his skills based on those of the other Ultra Brothers to become strong. The two returned to earth as a new kaiju era was beginning. In the end of the show, Kotaro decideds to remain human by removing his connection to Taro, one of the few human hosts to do so.
ZAT (Zariba of All Territory) MembersEdit
- Main article: Zariba of All Territory
- Captain Yuuta Asahina
- Kotarou Higashi: He serves as the human host of Ultraman Taro.
- Deputy Captain Shuuhei Aragaki: In many episodes, Aragaki leads the troops. Aragaki is absent near the end of the series and a new deputy captain takes his place.
- Jirou Nishida: He leaves for space station V9.
- Tadao Nanbara
- Tetsuya Kitajima
- Assistant Izumi Moriyama
- Main article: List of Ultraman Taro monsters
- Like The Sun, Mother of Ultra
- At That Moment The Mother of Ultra Was
- The Mother of Ultra Always
- Big Sea Turtle Monsters Attack Tokyo!
- Parent Star, Child Star, First Star
- Jewel's are The Monster's Fodder
- Heaven And Hell have Moved!
- Dead Spirits of the Man-Eating Marsh
- The Day That Tokyo Crumbles
- The Fang Cross is a Monster's Grave!
- The Blood-Sucking Flower is Young Girl's Spirit
- Monster's Solo Journey
- Monster's Cavity Hurts!
- Taro's Head Got Chopped Off!
- Young Girl of the Blue Will-o-the-Wisp
- The Monster's Flute Sounds
- Two Big Monster's Close In On Taro!
- Taro Died! Zoffy Died Too!
- The Ultra Mother Miracle Of Love
- A Monster Came Raining Down
- Tokyo Newtown Sinking
- The Wrath Of A Child-Carrying Monster!
- Gentle Daddy Monster!
- This Is The land Of Ultra!
- Burn On! The Six Ultra Brothers
- I Can Conquer Monsters Too!
- He's Out!-It's Mephiras-Seijin!
- Monster Eleking Barks At The Full Moon!
- Bemstar Resurrected! Taro Absolutely Expires!
- Danger! Lying Poison Mushroom
- A Nipping Wind Monster!
- Five Seconds Before The Great Explosion Of The Land Of Ultra!
- The Last Day Of The Six Ultra Brothers!
- Certain Kill! Taro's One Blow Of Rage!
- Coward! The Breed Cried
- Monster, Return To Your Homeland!
- The Ultra Christmas Tree
- Ultra Father And Son Big Mochi-Making Strategy
- Go Beyond The Ultra Brothers!
- Mother's Wish-A Mid-Winter Cherry Blossom Blizzard
- The Phantom Mother Is A Monster User!
- Pickle The Monster With Salt!
- Oh! Taro Is Being Eaten!
- She Was Wearing Red Shoes...
- The White Rabbit Is A Bad Guy!
- The Monster Master
- Monster Girl's Festival
- Sing! Monster Big Match
- The Monster Sign Is V
- The Ultra Father And The Bride Have Come
- Steal The Ultra Life!
- Farewell Taro! The Ultra Mother!
- The Ultra Brothers appeared frequently in this series and it was in their later appearances that drastically changed how they appear. Examples include: Ultras with orange eyes, Jack sharing the same suit as Ultraman with more silver than red, Ultraseven without ears, and finally, Jack with red gloves and boots.
- Tsuburaya's tenth anniversary show, Taro was filmed alongside Jumborg Ace and Fireman.
- Due to production problems with the next series, Ultraman Leo, Tsuburaya extended Taro's run for several episodes.
- Imagin Anime 3: You Will Find the Ultra Planet: Ultraman Taro makes a cameo in the episode.