Urutoraman Taro (Ultraman Taro) ran April 6, 1973 through April 5, 1974, 53 episodes
|Higashi, Kôtarô||Sinoda, Saburo|
|Ultraman Taro||Nagasawa, Hiroshi|
|Deputy Captain Aragaki, Shuhhei (episodes 1-51)||Higashino , Takahiko||Shiratori, Kenichi||Saito, Sinya|
|Shiratori, Saori (episodes 1-16)||Mayumi Asuka|
|Shiratori, Saori (episodes 20-53)||Ono, Keiko|
|Kitajima, Tetsuya||Tsumura, Shusuke|
|Nanbara, Tadao||Kimura, Toyoyuki|
|Nisida, Jiro (episodes 1-8, 13)||Mitsugi, Kiyotaka|
|Moriyama, Izumi||Matutani, Kiyoko|
|Deputy Captain Kazumii, Nitani (episodes 51-53)||Noboru, Mitani|
Besides the members of ZAT the other support characters are Ueno, Takashi's land lady/house keeper college student Shiratori, Saori (age 19) and her brother (the required child character) Shiratori, Kenichi (age 11). Saroi is actually played by two different actress but its supposed to be the same character. Saori and Kenichi are the children of the captain Kôtarô served under when he served as memeber of a ship's crew.
Ultraman Taro features guest appearances by seven other Ultras: Mother of Ultra (1, 2, 3, 24, 40, 53), Zoffy (1, 18, 19, 25. 33, 34, 40), Ultraman (1, 25, 33, 34, 40), Ultra Seven (1, 5, 25, 33-34, 40), Ultraman Jack (1, 25, 33-34, 40, 52), Ultraman Ace (1, 25, 33-34, 40) and Father of Ultra (39, 51).
At home on Land of Light in Nebula M-78. Ultraman Taro have a noncombatent pet, Rappidog (episodes 24 & 25). Taro is the first Ultraman to be shown to have pet, the second being Ultraman Leo. Ultraman Taro doesn't have much time to spend with his pet as he's home to have an emergency meeting with the Ultra Brothers to discuse how to save Earth from an unnatural darkness that threatens to end life of Earth.
In episodes 33 & 34: Ultraman, Ultra Seven, Ultraman Jack and Ultraman Ace arrive on Earth to visit Ultraman Taro. They take on their human forms: Hayata, Shin; Moroboshi, Dan; Go, Hideki and Hokuto, Seiji. .The shirts they are wearing have "Ultra Symbols" which spell out their names in the language of their people. Their family reuniion is interupted by an alien invasion of course. Zoffy will eventually join them. And to hide their presence from the hostile alien they will temporarily possess on humans. Zoffy a scientist. The others ZAT officers: Ultraman borrows the body of Deputy Captain Aragaki, Shuuhei. Ultra Seven borrows the body of Kitajima, Tetsuya, Ultraman Jack borrows the body of Nanbara, Tadao. Ultraman Ace borrows the body of Ueno, Takashi. In episode 40 each tries to stop the monster Tyrant from reaching Earth and fails. Ace is able to send Taro a warning and Taro defeats the monster alone. Was it worn out from fighting the other Ultra Brothers or is Taro just stronger than his elders? After the Tyrant is dead Mother of Ultra makes a cameo appearance, making sure her son is allright. In the finale episode the Mother of Ultra only appears in her human disguise (which apparently resesmbles Kôtarô's human mother) though of course Kôtarô now knows who she really is,.
Father of Ultra's first appearance on Earth is to just talk, and then to carry a giant monster back into space. HIs second appearance its to defeat a monster his son, Taro cannot. He also brings a dead human woman back to life.
Urutoraman Taro © 1973 Tsuburaya Productions
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