Episode 32: The Wandering Planet
Episode 46: The Duel: Dan vs. Seven
micro – 45 meters
0 – 12,000 tons
Planet Animal of Nebula M78
Kunio Suzuki (32): Unknown (25)
Agira is the third Capsule Monster that appeared in
Ultraseven with a frill like a dinosaur.
He was a little inconspicuous compared with the other Capsule Monsters
and Windom because he looks so simple and plain. Miclas
But he’s now found adorable and loved by people due to his attractive gestures and behavior.
He’s good at agility and fought bravely against
Riggar using side steps.
In Episode 32 featuring Riggar he was called in while Dan was unable to transform into Ultraseven because of the electromagnetic waves of Asteroid Din.
Agira was defeated after Riggar slapped him with its tail repeatedly until he got all weak.
In Episode 46 he was called on and battled against
Fake Ultraseven because Dan left Ultra Eye behind in the Pointer. 🙂
He was beaten down unilaterally and kicked off a cliff by the fake who was as strong as his master.
Agira in Episode 46 (the costume’s back was painted black) It has a forked beak
It’s said that, although Windom was to appear as the capsule monster in Episode 32 initially, it ended up having the new monster Agira instead so as to increase viewership.
In the early plot Pagos of
Ultra Q seems to have been a candidate for the capsule monster of this episode as monsters of Ultra Q and Ultraman were initially to appear as capsule monsters of Ultraseven.
Talking about the costume, I find Agira’s head is rather well made while I think high sculpturing ability should be required to make such a plain monster without decorations.
Incidentally, the name Agira came from Akira Tsuburaya, Eiji Tsuburaya’s third son, who was also involved in the Ultra Series.
Kicked by Fake Ultraseven
Episode 3; The Secret of the Lake
Episode 25: Showdown at 140 Degrees Below Zero
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0 – 20,000 tons
Planet Buffalo of Nebula M78
Breathing out a heat beam (Episode 25)
Toshihiko Saikyo (3): Kunio Suzuki (25)
1. In the prepared script Red King was to appear as the capsule monster for this episode
2. Miclas was to appear in Episode 1 and 39 as well but replaced by Windom
Windom, Miclas is another capsule monster Dan uses when necessary.
Miclas appeared twice, in Episode 3 and 25, through the episodes of
In Episode 1 Miclas fought against Eleking while Dan was unable to become Ultraseven as Ultra Eye was stolen by one of the human girls
Alien Pitt disguised themselves as.
In Episode 25 MIclas showed up to battle with Gander when Dan lost Ultra Eye in the snow field and came near to getting stranded in the cold.
Miclas is a monster which looks somewhat lovable.
As the capsule monsters are to act as a foil for Ultraseven, they are inferior in fighting strength as shown in Episode 1 with Windom, and Miclas is no exception.
But they are courageous enough to stand up against enemies at the risk of their lives.
In Episode 3 Miclas fought bravely against Eleking though he was defeated with an electric shock Eleking gave to him by winding its long tail around Miclas.
In Episode 25 he fought a good fight against Gander in the freezing zone at 140 degrees Celsius below zero caused by Alien Poll until he became motionless and barely alive in the snow storm.
He was returned to the capsule after Gander was beaten by Ultraseven.
Episode 1: The Invisible Challenger
Episode 24: Return to the North!
Episode 39: The Seven Assassination Plan (Beginning)
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0 – 23,000 tons
Planet Metal of Nebula M78
Firing laser shot from the lamp; very week when the lamp gets attacked
Sadao Haruhara (now Hikaru Otsuki) (1): Kunio Suzuki (24): Toshihiko Saikyo (39)
1. Windom was to appear in Episode 32 and 46 as well but replaced by Agira
2. Miclas was to appear in Episode 1 and 39 instead of Windom
Windom is one of the capsule monsters which side with Ultraseven.
I love Windom best among the capsule monsters as he looks good.
They are the monsters from Nebula M78 and contained in the capsules
Dan Moroboshi carries with him.
They fight against enemies on behalf of Ultraseven when Dan can’t turn into Seven for some reason.
Three capsule monsters in total appeared in
Ultraseven: Windom, Miclas and Agira.
Although Windom looks like a robot, he’s set to be a monster from
Planet Metal of Nebula M78.
But, as Dan referred to Windom as having an electronic brain in Episode 24, that makes me wonder what kind of life form he is.
Is the mechanical-looking body his real form or something like an armor he wears? Or could he be a cyborg monster?
Thinking of it keeps me awake all night! 😀
Windom’s weapon is laser shot he fires from the lamp on the head, and the lamp is also his weak point which was attacked every time.
In Episode 1, he was returned to the capsule after being beaten with the lamp shot by the beam from the opponent.
In Episode 24, Alien Cannan deranged his electronic brain by shooting the lamp with a beam attack and made him battle with Seven.
And, sadly enough, he was finally destroyed in explosion by Alien Guts in Episode 39 who also shot his lamp with a beam.
Ultra Seven & Capsule Monster Windom
It might be unthinkable that an ordinary actor plays as a suit actor today.
But that’s what happened to
Satoshi (Bin) Furuya, actor for Ultraman.
As he’s not an action actor, it’s only natural that he was unfamiliar with playing action scenes.
The unfamiliarity, maybe unexpectedly, helped to create actions unique to the original Utraman.
And that surely made it look all the more like an alien.
Furuya Ultraman definitely remains the true Shodai Ultraman along with
Uenishi Seven, which is the original Ultra Seven played by the original actor Koji Uenishi.
In the case of Mr. Uenishi, as he was an action actor specializing in sword fighting for samurai movies, he displayed his ability to play action scenes to the fullest in acting Ultra Seven.
Though Uenishi Seven is much shorter than Furuya Ultraman, mighty- and strong-looking Seven was as much attractive as Ultraman.
Tohl Narita was anxious to have Mr. Furuya play Ultra Seven after Ultraman though it was not realized.
But, once we’re familiar with Uenishi Seven, it may give us a feeling of strangeness if Seven is tall and slender like Ultraman.
Each one of them played the Ultra heroes as an actor with the face covered by the mask.
But I think they played Ultraman and Ultra Seven excellently and uniquely.
Dan cannot transform back into Ultra Seven without Ultra Eye.
Therefore, cunning aliens always target it.
Why wouldn’t they end Dan to save the trouble of stealing Ultra Eye?
Just forget about it!
It thrilled us to see Dan unable to become Seven with Ultra Eye unavailable.
Dan captured by U-tom
“Ultra Eye is gone!”
This dialogue of Dan when he noticed the absence of it remains in our memory.
U-tom (pronounced as you-tom) appearing in Episode 17 “Underground: Go! Go! Go!” are the life-sized robots which guard an enigmatic underground city.
Dan is captured by them and gets shackled where Ultra Eye is apart from him.
Dan gets it back by bringing it to his side by remote control function of the UG belt.
“This function was only for this time and left unused afterward somehow.
I wish that would have saved Dan the trouble having Ultra Eye stolen or lost.”
Koji Moritsugu says in his memoir as above.
In Episode 25
“Showdown at 140 Degrees Below Zero,” Dan loses Ultra Eye in the snow field generated by Alien Poll in their plot of “The Third Ice Age.”
Before Dan managed to find out Ultra Eye in snow,
Capsule Monster Miclas fought against Gander Alien Poll control.
The monsters of “Ultra Seven” are mostly space monsters used by master aliens as their pawn.