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Series Episodes
Ultraseven

Ultrasevenseries

Ultraseven second title card

Ultraseven is the 3rd entry in the Ultra Series
Format: Science fiction, action, adventure
Created by: Tsuburaya Productions
Starring: Kohji Moritsugu, Shoji Nakayama, Yuriko Hishimi
Opening Theme: Ultraseven no Uta
Ending Theme: None
Country Of Origin Japan
Number Of Episodes 49
Running Time 24 minutes (per episode)
Original Channel TBS (JPN)
TNT (US)
TVRI (IND)
Original Air Date October 1, 1967 – September 8, 1968
Preceded by Ultraman
TBS: Captain Ultra
Succeeded by The Return of Ultraman

Ultraseven (ウルトラセブン Urutora Sebun) is the third entry of the Ultra Series, created by Tsuburaya Productions. The series later went on to become one of Japan's greatest fantasy TV series, with average ratings of over 36%. The titular Ultra of the series, has received more exposure than the original Ultraman due to his increasing popularity. Another season of the series was produced during the Heisei Era, called Heisei Ultra Seven.

Synopsis

In the not-too-distant future, the Earth finds itself constantly under attack from extraterrestrial threats. To combat them, the Terrestrial Defense Force establishes the Ultra Guard (ウルトラ警備隊 Urutora keibi-tai), a team of six elite members who utilize high-tech vehicles and weaponry. Joining their fight is the mysterious Dan Moroboshi who is secretly an alien from the Land of Light in Nebula M-78, Ultraseven.


Characters

Protagonist

Ultra Garrison

Other Characters

TBA

Appearances

Ultras

Kaiju & Seijin

Capsule Kaiju

Regular

Cast

English Dub

  • Vlasta Vrana as Narrator
  • Roby Roy as Dan Moroboshe
  • Dean Hagopian as Furuhashi
  • Marc Denis as Soga
  • Tim Webber as Takenaka
  • Jane Woods as Donna
  • Jean Fontaine as Kiriyama
  • Arthur Grosser as Manabe

Suit Actors

  • Ultraseven (ウルトラセブン Urutorasebun): Uenishi Hirotsugu (上西弘次 Hirotsugu Uenishi)

Movie

A Movie Version of Episode 18 was published July 21, 1968 in the Toei Manga parade

Heisei Ultra Seven

Main article: Heisei Ultra Seven

Twenty seven years after the end of the original Ultraseven, Tsuburaya made a two TV specials that continued after the original story, having Seven come back to Earth, then two years later a slue of direct-to-video sequals. These collection of episodes retitled the series as Ultra Seven, each of the new episodes took place in a continuity were Ultraseven was the only Ultra Crusader that ever came to Earth.

TNT Episodes

Ultra 7 American English

In 1985, Turner Program Services commissioned Cinar to dub all 49 episodes for run in syndication. [1] Cinar produced episodes featured new opening and closing credits, eyecatches, and even new episode names. After failing to sell it to local and national stations, Turner put the tapes back into their vaults until 1994, when Ultra Seven was selected for broadcast on the Toons 'Till Noon and MonsterVision blocks on TNT. The Toons 'Till Noon broadcasts received substantially heavy editing to make them suitable for the time slot, while the MonsterVision broadcasts were left completely uncut. Episodes 5-7 were missing, but instead of paying Cinar for the missing episodes, they aired all the tapes they had already. When the contract expired between Tsuburaya, Cinar, and Turner, all materials (film, tapes, audio masters) reverted to, and were collected by Tsuburaya.

Cinar Titles

  1. Enter Dan Moroboshe
  2. Shrubs From Space
  3. N/A
  4. Double Trouble At Sea
  5. N/A
  6. N/A
  7. N/A
  8. Smokers On The Rampage
  9. Toys In Crisis
  10. The Man Next Door
  11. Captured In Living Color
  12. Crystallized Corpuscles
  13. Space Ace Reunion
  14. Planets In Conflict (Part 1)
  15. Planets In Conflict (Part 2)
  16. The Eyes Have Had It
  17. Cave-In
  18. The Bells Are Ringing
  19. Wayne, Lord Of The Universe
  20. The Quakemaker
  21. The Nissans Return Engagement
  22. The Chromosome Eaters
  23. The Fugitive Fortune Teller
  24. Mother Knows Best
  25. Ultra-7 Exposed
  26. The 8,000 Megaton Mistake
  27. Temporary Traitor
  28. Death On Wheels
  29. The Apprentice Alien
  30. Trial By War
  31. Blood-Thirst
  32. Island In The Sky
  33. The Dead Invaders
  34. Urban Removal
  35. Moon-Stuck
  36. Sharpshooter Showdown
  37. The Devil's Angel
  38. The Brave One
  39. Ultra-7 Tastes Defeat
  40. Ultra-7 Execution at Dawn
  41. Killer Lake
  42. The Boy on the Beach
  43. Tyranny by Design
  44. The Stargazer
  45. Simian Says Surrender
  46. Dan and The Ultra-7 Challenge
  47. Home, Sweet... Homes???
  48. Exit Ultra-7 Part 1
  49. Exit Ultra-7 Part 2

Shout! Factory English Subtitled Release

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In 2012, Shout! Factory obtained a license to subtitle Ultra Seven in English, and released it for sale on their website as a physical boxed CD set, which is only available for shipping within the US and Canada. The original Episode 12, however, was not included, so the total number of episodes in this release was 48. On December 11, 2012 Shout! Factory made the set available through regular retailers. The case this time is a standard DVD keep case.


Theme Song

Notes

  • Ultraseven and the original Ultraman have been the only two Ultramen to have a remake of the series. Ultraman had 1 and Ultraseven had 3 remakes.
    • Ultraman however had 4 movies on him.
  • One of few soundtracks of this series would be used again later in Ultraman Ace, Ultraman Leo and Ultraman 80 series.
  • Ultraseven has 2 banned episodes: From a Planet With Love (banned because Alien Spell resembled surviors of the atomic bombings of Japan in World War II), and Super Weapon R-1 (banned in 2011 because of the episode relating to the recent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster).
    • Due in part to the ban, the 12th episode is not on the Region 1 DVD release by Shout! Factory. However, the recently banned 26th episode was released and can be seen on this set.
  • Ultraseven was originally intended to be the last entry into the Ultra Series. It's immense popularity proved otherwise.
  • Clips of Ultraseven were shown on an episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast, with the host trying to get guest Joel Hodgson to help "MST" them.
  • This series was originally going to be named Ultra Eye.
  • Ultraseven on the box cover of "Ultraseven The Complete Series" is the Ultraseven suit made by Chaiyo.
  • The titular hero of the series is sometimes incorrectly called "Ultraman Seven" by many sources outside Japan (or in the case of KHON/Honolulu, Hawaii, Ultra-7, as listed in TV Guide when it ran in 1975). Both the series and its hero can also be called Ultra Seven (with a space).
  • Unlike it's proceeding series, this series is famous for featuring a much larger number of aliens during the show's run.

DVD/Blu-Ray Box Sets

Ultraseven Box Set, & Ultraseven The Complete Series Features All Episodes Except Episode 12. Heisei Ultraseven DVD Box Sets features All Episodes. Ultraseven Blu-Ray Box I Features episodes 1-25 except Episode 12, & Blu-Ray Box II features Episodes 26-49.

References

TBA

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 | Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad | 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 hero | 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 | Dragon Force: Rise of Ultraman

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