Ultraman (Original Series)
The title art for Ultraman
|Writer||Kinjou Tetsuo, others|
|Director||Tsuburaya Hajime, others|
Urutoraman no Uta|
by Misuzu Children's Choral Group
|No. of episodes||39|
|Fan Rating||/ 5 Stars|
|Time||7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Sun|
|Original run||July 17, 1966– April 9, 1967|
July 17, 1966- April 9, 1967 (39 episodes)
Ultraman is the second series in the long-running Ultra Series, and the first in it to feature an Ultraman.
Science Special Investigations Squad
科学特別捜査隊 kagaku tokubetsu sousa tai
- Hayata Shin / Ultraman - Kurobe Susumu → ハヤタ・シン (早田 進)/ ウルトラマン - 黒部 進
- Captain Muramatsu Toshio - Kobayashi Akiji → ムラマツ・トシオ (村松利夫) - 小林昭二
- Arashi Daisuke - Ishii Iyoshi → アラシ・ダイスケ (嵐 大助) - 石井 伊吉
- Ide Mitsuhiro - Nihei Masanari → イデ・ミツヒロ (井出光弘) - 二瓶正也
- Fuji Akiko - Sakurai Hiroko → フジ・アキコ (富士明子) - 桜井浩子
- Ultraman - Furuya Bin → ウルトラマン - 古谷敏
Average: 36.8% (All Episodes)
Highest: 42.8% (Ep 37)
Lowest: 29.4% (Ep 04)
Home Video Release
Ultraman was rereleased on Blu-ray. Kurobe Susumu promoted the re-release.
- Ultraman was filmed with a total of three suits throughout the series. The suits easily got damaged during filming due to the lack of quality in the manufacturing. When in production, they were codenamed as Type A (used from episode 1 to 13), Type B (used from episode 14 to 29), and Type C (used from episode 30 to the final episode) to distinguish the differences between the suits. Ultraman was later introduced into other media over the years, many suits were made based on the three types using various technology to acheive better quality in tailoring.
- Kobayashi Akiji passed away on August 27, 1996 .