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Ultraman 80
Number 9
Number of episodes: 50
First episode: Ultraman-Sensei
Last episode: Ah! The Giraffes and Elephants Turned to Ice!!
Intro: Ultraman 80
Ultraman 80 Ganbare
Original airing: April 2, 1980 - March 25, 1981
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Ultraman 80 (ウルトラマン80 Urutoraman Eiti?) is the ninth entry of the Ultra Series. Produced by Tsuburaya Productions which aired on the Tokyo Broadcasting System channel from April 2, 1980, to March 25, 1981, lasting a total of 50 episodes.

It began a week after the conclusion of the anime series The Ultraman, bringing the franchise back to its live-action roots. It would be the last Ultraman TV series for Japanese audiences during the following sixteen years until the production of Ultraman Tiga.

PlotEdit

Ultraman 80 comes to Earth as one of the newest members of the Ultra Space Garrison (it is revealed in Ultraman Mebius that he is the ninth Ultra Brother), in the form of science teacher Takeshi Yamato. After a five-year hiatus since the departure of Ultraman Leo (1974), monsters started reappearing again.

Yamato's theory is that monsters are born of the energy created by negative human emotions, also known as Minus Energy. He decides to become a teacher at Sakuragaoka Junior High School in Tokyo, and serves as a science teacher, as well as the home room teacher responsible for 1st Year, E Division. He is absolutely dedicated to his students, for he is there to teach them not just about science, but also about life. Unfortunately, he has a penchant for being late, so he does things like promising his students to walk to class on his hands if he is late next time, or even promising to resign as a teacher. He even starts up a band with his students and jams on an electric guitar. His over-enthusiasm quickly wins the loyalty of his students, but often makes him an easy target for the prim Deputy Schoolmaster Kumi Nozawa. Yamato loves rice, ramen (Japanese noodle soup) and orange juice. He also loves Kyoko Aihara, the gym teacher, but loses all confidence in himself and sense of composure in her presence.

Yamato dons an orange and silver suit to moonlight at UGM (Utility Government Members), the regular Earth defence team, after school and on Sundays. He gets the job from Captain Oyama because they are both present at a park in the first episode, looking for signs of new monster activity. Oyama is happy to meet someone who believes in the re-emergence of monsters. Even his own team members had their doubts, since none of them have any combat experience like their veteran captain. At school, only Principal Kennosuke Hayashi knows of Yamato's extracurricular activities.

80 has one of the more difficult human situations of any Ultraman. Ultraman 80 cannot be revealed to be known by humans, since his revelation will lead 80 to leave Earth. Yet, Yamato must still balance UGM and school, all the while hiding his true identity, while nursing a crush on Aihara. Though determined to teach his students about responsibility and integrity, he has to lie and break promises constantly to maintain this secret multiple personality and eventually stops working as a teacher to be a full-time UGM member.

Ultraman 80 and Hoshi returns home after the event of the final episode against monster Margodon. In the final episode, UGM destroy Margodon all by themselves. It is revealed that Captain Oyama knows the real identities of Yamato and Hoshi, and a small celebration is held to appreciate Ultraman 80's and Hoshi's assistance while on Earth.

CharactersEdit

UltrasEdit

Ultraman 80 Takeshi Yamato
Yullian Ryoko Hoshi

UGMEdit

MonstersEdit

ArsenalEdit

EpisodesEdit

Main article: Ultraman 80 Episodes
  1. Ultraman-Sensei (ウルトラマン先生 Urutoraman Sensei?)
  2. The Teacher's Secret (先生の秘密 Sensei no Himitsu?)
  3. First-Love Monster ((泣くな初恋怪獣 Nakuna Hatsukoi Kaijū?)
  4. For the Love of the Sky (大空より愛をこめて Ōzora Yori ai o Komete?)
  5. Streets of Illusion (まぼろしの街 Ma Boroshi no Machi?)
  6. Boy from the Stars (星から来た少年 Hoshi kara Kita Shonen?)
  7. Operation Silent Tokyo (東京サイレント作戦 Tōkyō Sairento Sakusen?)
  8. Revival of a Legend (よみがえった伝説 Yomigaetta Densetsu?)
  9. Airport Emergency (エアポート危機一髪! Eapōto Kikiippatsu!?)
  10. The Visitor from Space (宇宙からの訪問者 Uchu kara no homonsha?)
  11. Gas Panic Horror (恐怖のガスパニック Kyōfu no Gasupanikku?)
  12. The Beautiful Transfer Student (美しい転校生 Utsukushī Tenkōsei?)
  13. Formation Yamato (必殺! フォーメーション・ヤマト Hissatsu! Fōmēshon Yamato?)
  14. Teleportation! The Man From Paris (テレポーテーション! パリから来た男 Terepōtēshon! Pari Kara Kita Otoko?)
  15. The Laboratory of Doctor Demon (悪魔博士の実験室 Akuma Hakase no Jikken-shitsu?)
  16. The Mysterious Snow Art from Space (謎の宇宙物体スノーアート Nazo no Uchū Buttai Sunōāto?)
  17. Flight to The Eerie Monster Island Part 1 (魔の怪獣島へ飛べ!! 前編 Ma no Kaijū Shima e Tobe!! Zenpen?)
  18. Flight to The Eerie Monster Island Part 2 (魔の怪獣島へ飛べ!! 後編 Ma no Kaijū Shima e Tobe!! Kōhen?)
  19. Directive: Destroy the Planet (はぐれ星爆破命令 Hagure-boshi bakuha meirei?)
  20. The Army of Bloodsucking Balls (襲来!! 吸血ボール軍団 Shūrai! ! Kyūketsu bōru gundan?)
  21. Shine for Eternity! Space GMan 85 (永遠に輝け!! 宇宙Gメン85 Eien ni kagayake!! Uchū jīmen 85?)
  22. When the Planets Make a Line (惑星が並ぶ日 なにかが起こる Wakusei ga Narabu hi Nani ka ga Okoru?)
  23. SOS! Invasion of the Space Amoeba (SOS!! 宇宙アメーバの大侵略 Esuōesu!! Uchū amēba no dai shinryaku?)
  24. Star of the Traitorous Android (裏切ったアンドロイドの星 Uragitta andoroido no hoshi?)
  25. Beautiful Challenger (美しきチャレンジャー Utsukushiki charenjā?)
  26. Shadow Warriors in the Time Tunnel (タイムトンネルの影武者たち Taimuton'neru no kagemusha-tachi?)
  27. White Demon of Fear (白い悪魔の恐怖 Shiroi Akuma no Kyōfu?)
  28. Lullaby of the Migrating Monster (渡り鳥怪獣の子守歌 Wataridori Kaijū no Komori Uta?)
  29. Wrath of the Emperor (怪獣帝王の怒り Kaijū teiō no ikari?)
  30. Lost Friend in the Desert (砂漠に消えた友人 Sabaku ni kieta yūjin?)
  31. Flying Seed of a Monster (怪獣の種飛んだ Kaijū no tane tonda?)
  32. Ship on the Sea of Darkness (暗黒の海のモンスターシップ Ankoku no umi no monsutāshippu?)
  33. The Boy-Made Monster (少年が作ってしまった怪獣 Shōnen ga tsukutte shimatta kaijū?)
  34. I Caught a Strange Fish (ヘンテコリンな魚を釣ったぞ! Hentekorin'na sakana o tsutta zo!?)
  35. The 99th Year Dragon Festival (99年目の竜神祭 99-Nen-me no ryūjin-sai?)
  36. Let's Go! Stag Beetle Wintering Team (がんばれ! クワガタ越冬隊 Ganbare! Kuwagata ettō-tai?)
  37. Alien Baltan's Fearful Zoo Operation (怖れていたバルタン星人の動物園作戦 Osorete ita Barutansei hito no dōbu~tsuen sakusen?)
  38. The Voice of the Father of Ultra (大空にひびけ ウルトラの父の声 Ōzora ni hibike urutoranochichi no koe?)
  39. I am the Monster (ボクは怪獣だ〜い Boku wa Kaijūda~i?)
  40. The Mountain Sumo Boy (山からすもう小僧がやって来た Yama kara sumō kozō ga yattekita?)
  41. Did You See the Zero Monster Bird (君はゼロ戦怪鳥を見たくないかい? Kimi wa zerosen kaichō o mitakunai kai??)
  42. The Kannon is Strongest (さすが! 観音さまは強かった! Sasuga! Kan'non-sama wa tsuyokatta!?)
  43. The Female Warrior of Ultra (ウルトラの星から飛んで来た女戦士 Urutora no hoshi kara tonde kita on'na senshi?)
  44. Duel! 80 vs Seven (激ファイト! 80VSウルトラセブン Geki Faito! 80 VS Urutorasebun?)
  45. The Never-Ending Challenge of the Baltan (バルタン星人の限りなきチャレンジ魂 Barutansei hito no kagiri naki charenji tamashī?)
  46. The Unforseen Revival of Red King (恐れていたレッドキングの復活宣言 Osorete ita Reddokingu no fukkatsu sengen?)
  47. The Evil Glove. Be Careful What You Throw Out! (魔のグローブ 落し物にご用心!! Ma no gurōbu otoshimono ni goyōshin!!?)
  48. The Speed Runner from Death Mountain (死神山のスピードランナー Shinigami yama no supīdo ran'nā?)
  49. 80's Greatest Peril! Transform! Lady Ultraman (80最大のピンチ! 変身! 女ウルトラマン 80 Saidai no Pinchi! Henshin! On'na Urutoraman?)
  50. Ah! The Giraffes and Elephants Turned to Ice!! (あっ! キリンも族も氷になった Ā Kirin mo Zou mo Kōri Ninatta?)

CastEdit

Suit actorsEdit

SongsEdit

Opening theme
Ending theme

AvailabilityEdit

Two DVD box set will be released by Tsuburaya. On December 9, 2014, Crunchyroll announced that the series would be available on their streaming service starting that day in the US, Canada, Latin America, UK, Australia, and New Zealand.[1]

NotesEdit

  • This is the first series to have an ending theme.

ReferencesEdit

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