About Ultra Q

“ULTRA Q” is Japanese monochrome special effects TV program that was broadcast from January 2 to July 3, 1966 in Japan.

The first installment of the “Ultra Series” or “Kuusou Tokusatsu Series” (Fantasy Special Effects Series).

In the special effects SF drama, JUN MANJOME (Hoshikawa Aviation pilot), IPPEI TOGAWA (pilot assistant) and YURIKO EDOGAWA (Daily Shimpo photojournalists) encounter mysterious incidents.

Initially , the drama centered on strange phenomenon being aware of “The Outer Limits” and “The Twilight Zone,” the United States TV drama.

During the policy change in the production, it changed to focus on Kaijyu (monster).


Airtime: Sunday 19:00 to 19:30 (30 minutes)

Broadcast period: January 2, 1966 – July 3 (28 episodes)  

*Episode 28 premiered in reruns frame.

Production Department: Tsuburaya Production, TBS

Main cast:

Kenji Sahara as Jun Manjome

Yasuhiko Saijo as Ippei Togawa

Hiroko Sakurai as Yuriko Edogawa

Ureo Egawa as Dr. Ichinotani

Narrator: Koji Ishizaka

Fan Site of Ultraman & Japanese TV tokusatsu (SFX) in 1960s &1970s