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Ultraman Max
Number 19
Number of episodes: 39
First episode: Ultraman Max Arrives!
Last episode: Take hold of the Future!
Intro: Ultraman Max
Original airing: July 2, 2005 - April 1, 2006
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Ultraman Max (ウルトラマンマックス Urutoraman Makkusu?) is the nineteenth entry of the Ultra Series. It started airing on 7 July 2005, and produced by Tsuburaya Productions and Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting Co., Ltd.. The show tried to return to the true formula of new monsters every week and being a fast paced show like previous series with the exception of Ultraman Nexus.

The show is full of homages to past series by having three of the original cast members from the first Ultraman series (and one original cast member from Ultraseven) being featured in an episode, updated versions of classic monsters like Red King, Eleking and Pigmon among others. One unusual episode (#29) revolves around the filming of the 1964 program Ultra Q which was the predecessor to the first Ultraman show in 1966.

Two actors from that show appear as themselves. On October 10, 2014, Crunchyroll announced that the series would be broadcast on their streaming service starting on October 17, 2014 in the US, Canada, Latin America, UK, Australia, and New Zealand.[1]

PlotEdit

Although certain monsters from the previous Ultra Series appear here in this series, the characters do not actually recognize them. This series does not have any direct continuity to any of the other Ultra Series (except episode 24: "The Untargeted Town" which seems to be a sequel to the Ultraseven series episode 8: "The Targeted Town"). Just like his predecessors, Ultraman Max is from Nebula M78 and is supported by DASH (Defense Action Squad Heroes), a branch of the UDF (United Defense Federation). His human host's name is Touma Kaito.

Ultraman Max is based on Ultraseven and has two main weapons at his disposal, the Maxium Cannon fired from his left hand and the Maxium Sword which is a hand held boomerang cutter. Another Ultraman known as Ultraman Xenon, or Janos, appears for the first time in episode 13, and again briefly in episode 39. While Ultraman Xenon is summoning a new weapon from the sky to use against Zetton, he is attacked by Zetton and the weapon attaches itself to Max's right wrist. Ultraman Max then uses the new weapon known as the Max Galaxy to destroy Zetton.

Team DASH is stationed in a harbor and their base is called the Base Titan. They have a main airplane called the Dash Mother which releases two other small planes known as Dash Bird 1 and 2. A third plane called the Dash Bird 3 appears in episode 23. Team DASH also has an android operator, who learns a bit about human behavior in some episodes.

Her name is Elly and she has a small ball shaped robot called Koko which makes a high pitched sound to respond to queries. This series was also unique as it was the first time a gaijin (foreigner) was an official member of the Ultraman team. The character's name is Sean White (played by actor Sean Nichols who is famous in Japan for being on the popular children's program Eigo de Asobo—Let's Have Fun with English).

CharactersEdit

UltrasEdit

Ultraman Max Kaito Touma
Ultraman Xenon Ultraman Xenon

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EpisodesEdit

Main article: Ultraman Max Episodes
  1. Ultraman Max Arrives! (ウルトラマンマックス誕生! Urutoraman Makkusu Tanjō!?)
  2. The Girl Who Keeps a Monster (怪獣を飼う女 Kaijū o Kau On'na?)
  3. Mark of a Hero (勇士の証明 Yūshi no Shōmei?)
  4. Infinite Invaders (無限の侵略者 Mugen no Shinryakusha?)
  5. Monster Island Appears! (出現、怪獣島! Shutsugen, Kaijūtō!?)
  6. 5 Seconds to Bombing (爆撃、5秒前 Bakugeki, Gobyō Mae?)
  7. Destroyer of the Planet (星の破壊者 Hoshi no Hakaisha?)
  8. DASH Annihilated!? (DASH 壊滅!? Dasshu Kaimetsu!??)
  9. Dragon Lover (龍の恋人 Ryū no Koibito?)
  10. Young DASH (少年DASH Shōnen Dasshu?)
  11. The Prophecy of Baraj (バラージの予言 Barāji no Yogen?)
  12. Pursuit at Supersonic Speed (超音速の追撃 Chō Onsoku no Tsuigeki?)
  13. Zetton's Daughter (ゼットンの娘 Zetton no Musume?)
  14. King Joe in Love (恋するキングジョー Koi Suru Kingu Jō?)
  15. Miracle of the Third Planet (第三番惑星の奇跡 Dai Sanban Wakusei no Kiseki?)
  16. Who am I? (わたしはだあれ? Watashi wa Daare?)
  17. Ice Beauty (氷の美女 Kōri no Bijo?)
  18. Bright World (アカルイセカイ Akarui Sekai?)
  19. The One from the Door (扉より来たる者 Tobira yori Kitaru Mono?)
  20. Drifting Monster (怪獣漂流 Kaijū Hyōryū?)
  21. Challenge from Underground (地底からの挑戦 Chitei kara no Chōsen?)
  22. Butterfly Dream (胡蝶の夢 Kochō no Yume?)
  23. Youth Again (甦れ青春 Yomigaere Seishun?)
  24. The Untargeted Town (狙われない街 Nerawarenai Machi?)
  25. A Distant Friend (遥かなる友人 Haruka Naru Yūjin?)
  26. Christmas with Elly (クリスマスのエリー Kurisumasu no Erī?)
  27. The Stolen Max Spark (奪われたマックススパーク Ubawareta Makkusu Supāku?)
  28. Evil Attacks (邪悪襲来 Jaaku Shūrai?)
  29. Why Monsters Appear (怪獣は何故現れるのか Kaijū wa Naze Arawareru Noka?)
  30. Courage is from the Heart (勇気を胸に Yūki o Mune ni?)
  31. Burn! Earth! (燃えつきろ! 地球!! Moe Tsukiro! Chikyū!!?)
  32. Elly Destruction Directive (エリー破壊指令 Erī Hakai Shirei?)
  33. Welcome to Earth! Part 1 - The Science of Planet Baltan (ようこそ! 地球へ 前篇 バルタン星の科学 Yōkoso! Chikyū e Zenpen Barutan Sei no Kagaku?)
  34. Welcome to Earth! Part 2 - Farewell Alien Baltan! (ようこそ! 地球へ 後篇 さらば!バルタン星人 Yōkoso! Chikyū e Kōhen Saraba! Barutan Seijin?)
  35. The Adam and Eve of Nebula M32 (M32星雲のアダムとイブ Emu Sanjūni Seiun no Adamu to Ibu?)
  36. Alternate Dimension World (イジゲンセカイ Ijigen Sekai?)
  37. Constellation Thief (星座泥棒 Seiza Dorobō?)
  38. Prelude to Annihilation (地上壊滅の序曲 Chijō Kaimetsu no Jokyoku?)
  39. Take hold of the Future! (つかみとれ! 未来 Tsukami Tore! Mirai?)
  40. Special Finale -To the Ultra Future- (スペシャルフィナーレ ~ウルトラの未来へ~ Supesharu Fināre -Urutora no Mirai e-?)

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SongsEdit

Opening theme
Ending theme
Insert theme

NotesEdit

  • Max's opening credits, the hero and some kaiju silhouetted on moving multicolored lights, are a tribute to Ultraman 80, which used a similar opening.
  • Multiple Showa actors, including Ryu Manatsu and Kohji Moritsugu make cameos in episodes.
  • In one episode the scene where Kaito and an alien were having a conversation about the alien's past with ancient Earth shows a village. This is the same village from Ultraman Tiga Gaiden: Revival of the Ancient Giant, the footage had just been updated and a few new scenes were added.

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