About Ultraman

“Ultraman” is Japanese special effects color TV program that was broadcast from July 17, 1966, to April 9, 1967, in Japan.

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

In sequel of “Ultra Q”, it depicts the activity of the Science Special Search Party (Kagaku Tokuso-tai) and Ultraman.

The SSSP works to resolve disaster or paranormal phenomenon, caused by Kaijyu (monster) or invading aliens.

Ultraman is a spaceman belonging to the Space Ranger (Uchu Keibi-tai) of Nebula M78, Hikari-no-kuni (the Land of Light), who cooperates with the SSSP.

The average audience rating at the time of this broadcast is 36.8%  with the highest audience rating at 42.8% (37th episode of March 26, 1967).

 

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

Broadcast period: July 17, 1966 – April 9, 1967 (39 episodes)  

Production Department: Tsuburaya Production, TBS

Main cast:

Satoshi Furuya as Ultraman

Akiji Kobayashi as Cap. Muramatsu

Susumu Kurobe as Hayata

Iyoshi Ishii as Arashi

Masanari Nihei as Ide

Hiroko Sakurai as Akiko Fuji 

Akihide Tsuzawa as Hoshino

Akihiko Hirata as Dr. Iwamoto

Narrator: Koji Ishizaka, Hikaru Urano


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