|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|
Ultraman Taro (ウルトラマンT(タロウ), Urutoraman Tarō?) is the 6th show in the Ultra Series. Produced by Tsuburaya Productions, this series aired on Tokyo Broadcasting System from April 6, 1973 to April 5, 1974, with a total of 53 episodes.Taro is one of the most typical name of a boy in otogi-banashis, or, Japanese fairy tales. The producer said, 'Ultraman Taro is going to be the fairy tale in the Ultra Series.
Kotaro Higashi wanted to be a championship boxer. However, fate had other plans as he fell thousands of feet from the Earth after Astromons, a new creature in the third age of monsters, shook him off. The Five Ultra Brothers brought Kotaro's body to their home world of Nebula M-78 many years into the past. It was there that Mother of Ultra merged Kotaro with Ultraman Taro, who would now form the Six Ultra Brothers. Before merging with Kotaro, Taro spent many years to hone his skills similar to the original five Ultra Brothers by mimicking their attacks through battles from both the past and future. After the merge was complete, Kotaro was taken back to present day Earth being the human host of Taro and as Astromons was ravaging a city Kotaro turned into Taro. Not long after Astromons's defeat Kotaro joined ZAT and fought in a new era of kaiju. Many foes were found that would threaten the Earth, but Taro and ZAT defeated them time and again with occasional help from the other five Ultra Brothers from the weaklings to monsters only Taro could defeat. After Samekujira attacked and Valkie fled Kotaro wanted to show the other Ultras he wanted to keep his humanity by no longer wanting to be Taro's host. Thus, he is one of the few Ultra human hosts to sever his relation with an Ultra Warrior.
Episode 1: Like The Sun, Mother of Ultra
Episode 2: At That Moment The Mother of Ultra Was
Episode 3: The Mother of Ultra Always
Episode 4: Big Sea Turtle Monsters Attack Tokyo!
Episode 5: Parent Star, Child Star, First Star
Episode 6: Jewel's are The Monster's Fodder
Episode 7: Heaven And Hell have Moved!
Episode 8: Dead Spirits of the Man-Eating Marsh
Episode 9: The Day That Tokyo Crumbles
Episode 10: The Fang Cross is a Monster's Grave!
Episode 11: The Blood-Sucking Flower is Young Girl's Spirit
Episode 12: Monster's Solo Journey
Episode 13: The Monster's Cavity Hurts!
Episode 14: Taro's Head Got Chopped Off!
Episode 15: Young Girl of the Blue Will-o-the-Wisp
Episode 16: The Monster's Flute Sounds
Episode 17: Two Big Monster's Close In On Taro!
Episode 18: Taro Died! Zoffy Died Too!
Episode 19: The Ultra Mother Miracle Of Love
Episode 20: A Monster Came Raining Down
Episode 21: Tokyo Newtown Sinking
Episode 22: The Wrath Of A Child-Carrying Monster!
Episode 23: Gentle Daddy Monster!
Episode 24: This Is The land Of Ultra!
Episode 25: Burn On! The Six Ultra Brothers
Episode 26: I Can Conquer Monsters Too!
Episode 27: He's Out!-It's Mephiras-Seijin!
Episode 28: Monster Eleking Barks At The Full Moon!
Episode 29: Bemstar Resurrected! Taro Absolutely Expires!
Episode 30: Counterattack!(The Monster Army)
Episode 31: Danger! Lying Poison Mushroom
Episode 32: A Nipping Wind Monster!
Episode 33: Five Seconds Before The Great Explosion Of The Land Of Ultra!
Episode 34: The Last Day Of The Six Ultra Brothers!
Episode 35: Certain Kill! Taro's One Blow Of Rage!
Episode 36: Coward! The Breed Cried
Episode 37: Monster, Return To Your Homeland!
Episode 38: The Ultra Christmas Tree
Episode 39: Ultra Father And Son Big Mochi-Making Strategy
Episode 40: Go Beyond The Ultra Brothers!
Episode 41: Mother's Wish-A Mid-Winter Cherry Blossom Blizzard
Episode 42: The Phantom Mother Is A Monster User!
Episode 43: Pickle The Monster With Salt!
Episode 44: Oh! Taro Is Being Eaten!
Episode 45: She Was Wearing Red Shoes...
Episode 46: The White Rabbit Is A Bad Guy!
Episode 47: The Monster Master
Episode 48: Monster Girl's Festival
Episode 49: Sing! Monster Big Match
Episode 50: The Monster Sign Is V
Episode 51: The Ultra Father And The Bride Have Come
Episode 52: Steal The Ultra Life!
Episode 53: Farewell Taro! The Ultra Mother!
- Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle: New group shot footage.
- The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. the Monster Army: Features Ultraman Taro, Hanuman the Monkey God, and Mother of Ultra with the Ultra Brothers. A Thai-produced film.
- Ultraman Story: Ultraman Taro figures prominently in this tale, which retcons the story of his origin. In episode one of the Ultraman Taro series he was shown born as an adult, yet Ultraman Taro is here seen as a child, growing up with and being trained by Ultra Father and Mother. Later in the film he joins with the Ultra Brothers to defeat Grand King.
- Mebius and Brothers: Ultraman Taro helps Ultraman Mebius and the Ultra Brothers to defeat U-Killersaurus Neo. In the movie, all the Ultraman brothers combined with Ultraman Mebius to become Ultraman Mebius infinite.
- Ultraman Mebius: In episode 29 and 30, Ultraman Taro helps Ultraman Mebius to defeat Imperiser. He was shown to use his Ultra Dynamite during the conflict.
- It should also be noted that due to the aforementioned separation of Taro from his human host, Ultraman Taro never appeared in human form in the Ultraman Mebius series. When Taro arrived on Earth it was in the form of an energy sphere.
- Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy : Ultraman Taro has a one-on-one battle with antagonist Belial in space. During the movie, he also uses his body to keep the final light alive and prevent the Land of Light from being destroyed.
- Imagin Anime 3: You Will Find the Ultra Planet: Ultraman Taro makes a cameo in the episode.
- 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.
- While filming Ultraman Taro, Tsuburaya also filmed the series Jumborg Ace and Fireman. These show were made to celebrate Tsuburaya's 10th Anniversary.