6.3/10
43
3 user 1 critic

Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero 

WINR member Kenichi Kai transforms into a new Ultraman to defend the Earth from giant monsters and aliens.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1994   1993   Unknown  

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In a small Japanese village, a young woman discovers the means for her revenge, while Gyaos birds are sighted around the world and humankind debates Gamera's allegiance.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko
Stars: Shinobu Nakayama, Ai Maeda, Yukijirô Hotaru
Ultraman (TV Series 1972)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

When the world is threatened by alien invaders and giant prehistoric monsters, there is only one agency equipped to handle the situation, The Science Patrol, and ultrasophisticated police ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Fernandez, Earl Hammond, William Kiehl
Ultraman: Tiga (1996–1997)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A high-tech squadron protects Earth from evil monsters and aliens with the help of a giant super-being named Ultraman Tiga.

Stars: Christopher Collet, Hiroshi Nagano, Takami Yoshimoto
Return of Ultraman (1971–1972)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Another being from Nebula M-78, identical to the original Ultraman, combines with car racer-turned-MAT patrol member Hideki Gô, and fights assorted menaces in a frightening new "Age of Monsters."

Stars: Jiro Dan, Shunsuke Ikeda, Akira Nagoya
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Kazuya Konaka
Stars: Tetsuya Bessho, Kyôko Tôyama, Ken'ya Ohsumi
Ultraman Neos (TV Series 2000)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In the first decade of the 21st Century on Earth, the rising of the population results in low quality of life, as well the increasing number of ESP incidents and alien invasions. At Nebula ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Scott Field, Shigeki Kagemaru, Jun Takatsuki
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A human member of a defense force is given the life and ability to change into a giant super-hero to battle the monsters that wrecks havoc on Earth.

Stars: Susumu Kurobe, Sandayû Dokumamushi, Masaya Nihei
Ultraman (1968)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A feature-length compilation of episodes of the famous Japanese sci-fi TV series about a futuristic policeman who secretly transforms into a giant extraterrestrial savior.

Director: Hajime Tsuburaya
Stars: Akiji Kobayashi, Susumu Kurobe, Hiroko Sakurai
The Master (1984)
Adventure | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

An aging American ninja master and his headstrong young apprentice search for the elder man's daughter.

Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Timothy Van Patten, Shô Kosugi
Ultraman Nexus (2004–2005)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The 18th show in Tsuburaya Productions' ULTRA series. Komon Kazuki is the latest member of TLT, a secret organization that destroy the invading "space beasts".

Stars: Takuji Kawakubo, Yasue Satô, Tamotsu Ishibashi
Urutora Q (TV Series 1965)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The first television series produced by eiji tsyburaya,the special effects man behind Godzilla.In the vein of the outer limits and the twilight zone except with giant rubber suited ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenji Sahara, Yasuhiko Saijô, Hiroko Sakurai
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Astronaut turned UMA member Jack Shindo transforms into a new Ultraman to defend the Earth.

Stars: Dore Kraus, Gia Carides, Ralph Cotterill
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Kane Kosugi ...  Kenichi Kai 13 episodes, 1993-1994
Harrison Page ...  Captain Edlund 13 episodes, 1993-1994
Rob Roy Fitzgerald ...  Rick Sanders 13 episodes, 1993-1994
Robyn Bliley Robyn Bliley ...  Julie Young 13 episodes, 1993-1994
Sandra Guibord Sandra Guibord ...  Theresa Beck 13 episodes, 1993-1994
Edit

Storyline

WINR member Kenichi Kai transforms into a new Ultraman to defend the Earth from giant monsters and aliens.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1993 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ultraman Powered See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The series' staff actually planned on using refrigerator boxes with simple square "windows" cut out, to create cheap-looking cardboard buildings (to play up a "campy" effect, and reflect the preconceived American notion that the buildings in Japanese monster movies were made of cheap cardboard boxes, which is not true; buildings destroyed were usually made from a combination of thinly cut plaster and wood), but Tsuburaya, shocked from hearing this, quickly sent a crew over to the US to create actual detailed miniature buildings for the production. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Things just didn't work here
2 January 2013 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

Things just didn't gel very well in this series. This is by far the worst Ultra series made, and no, it's not the fault of the production company or the actors. Japanese style production probably didn't work in Hollywood.

The Australian made Ultraman Great (Ultraman G) was not a bad production, so something didn't work out well in this program.

I never even knew this series existed. It certainly didn't get a good distribution on the TV network. May be just as well, because it would have been a disastrous introduction of Ultra series to the American audience (although Ultraman G was shown in Saturday morning slot in some parts of the US around 1992).

The problem I think is the extremely low budget the Japanese Ultra series are made, and that just didn't work in the United States. Ultra series in Japan are produced for around quarter million dollars per episode. That's extremely low budget for an American TV show (and it shows). They probably tried the same formula in the US and completely back fired. Australian TV crew might be more used to working under low budget situation, and that might have contributed to the success of the Ultraman G.

The series essentially turned into a Japanese TV show acted by American actors. It has a weird look and feel to it that just doesn't work well. Japanese has a big handicap in that they don't speak English. Compared to this, Hong Kong based directors like John Woo has an advantage in that they can communicate with the actors much more fluently. This probably sealed the fate of this television program.

Best avoid this, and watch the other Ultra series instead.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed