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However, of the three series that started the franchise, ''Ultraman'' proved to be the biggest success story of them all, with the franchise continuing down the kaiju-vs-superheroes route with the fourth series ''Series/ReturnOfUltraman''. The result was a bevy of sequels and spinoffs introducing new generations of Ultramen and human allies against a constant stream of new kaiju and aliens (with some of those guys becoming popular enough to be recognizable as the Ultras themselves) that continues to this very day, regardless of the occasional pause in production. It also spawned a mini-genre of half-hour {{Kaiju}}-based action shows, such as ''Series/AmbassadorMagma'', ''[[Manga/GiantRobo Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot]]'', and ''Series/{{Spectreman}}''. It also helped transitioning {{toku}}satsu from the big screen features dominated by giant destructive monsters like Godzilla and Film/{{Gamera}} to the weekly battles on television sets for peace and justice done by great superheroes like Franchise/KamenRider and the Franchise/SuperSentai.

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However, of the three series that started the franchise, ''Ultraman'' proved to be the biggest success story of them all, with the franchise continuing down the kaiju-vs-superheroes route with the fourth series ''Series/ReturnOfUltraman''. The result was a bevy of sequels and spinoffs introducing new generations of Ultramen and human allies against a constant stream of new kaiju and aliens (with some of those guys becoming popular enough to be recognizable as the Ultras themselves) that continues to this very day, regardless of the occasional pause in production. It also spawned a mini-genre of half-hour {{Kaiju}}-based action shows, such as ''Series/AmbassadorMagma'', ''[[Manga/GiantRobo Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot]]'', and ''Series/{{Spectreman}}''. It also helped transitioning {{toku}}satsu from the big screen big-screen features dominated by giant destructive monsters like Godzilla Film/{{Godzilla}} and Film/{{Gamera}} to the weekly battles on television sets for peace and justice done by great superheroes like Franchise/KamenRider and the Franchise/SuperSentai.


* AliensSpeakingEnglish: This trope is played with rather unclearly. While the audience hears the Ultras speaking Japanese and their host can understand them, they rarely ever speak while transformed (except their characteristic shouts) and even when they ''do'' talk, it's normally to each other and on occasion humans watching simply won't hear what they're saying. In ''Series/UltramanMax'', the rest of DASH asks Kaito if he 'understands their language' after he explains what Max and his superior were talking about, implying humans didn't understand the conversation. Apparently, the Ultras comunicate via telepathy, and most humans simply lack this capacity.

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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: This trope is played with rather unclearly. While the audience hears the Ultras speaking Japanese and their host can understand them, they rarely ever speak while transformed (except their characteristic shouts) and even when they ''do'' talk, it's normally to each other other, and on occasion humans watching simply won't hear what they're saying. In ''Series/UltramanMax'', the rest of DASH asks Kaito if he 'understands their language' after he explains what Max and his superior were talking about, implying humans didn't understand the conversation. Apparently, the Ultras comunicate communicate via telepathy, and most humans simply lack this capacity.



* BadassBeard: Despite being alien energy beings, the Father of Ultra/Ultra Father and Ultraman King both have facial hair, albeit facial hair that looks like it's made of metal. Double so, since only Ultras that survive into the 40,000 year old range actually grow it.

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* BadassBeard: Despite being alien energy beings, the Father of Ultra/Ultra Father and Ultraman King both have facial hair, albeit facial hair that looks like it's made of metal. Double Doubly so, since only Ultras that survive into the 40,000 year old range actually grow it.



** It's not entirely uncommon for Ultras to die and be resurrected, either through light or HeroicWillpower or ThePowerOfFriendship, and in fact the Land of Light has the means to resurrect them (with the Mother of Ultra being adapt at it). However, this also means that ''Belial'' is capable of this trope as well.
** Kaiju also tend to get resurrected on a regular basis by the bad guys since the Monster Graveyard acts as a free supply zone for them.

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** It's not entirely uncommon for Ultras to die and be resurrected, either through light or HeroicWillpower or ThePowerOfFriendship, and in fact the Land of Light has the means to resurrect them (with the Mother of Ultra being adapt adept at it). However, this also means that ''Belial'' is capable of this trope as well.
** Kaiju also tend to get resurrected on a regular basis by the bad guys guys, since the Monster Graveyard acts as a free supply zone for them.


** ''Film/UltramanStory'' (1984)



!!!New Generation Series (2013-2019)

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!!!New Generation Series (2013-2019)(2013-present)




!!!Reiwa Series (2019-present)



* ''Ultra Fight'' (1970-1971)[[note]]76 episodes were only stock footage from ''Ultraman'' and ''Ultraseven'', however, 130 original episodes were produced[[/note]]

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* ''Ultra Fight'' (1970-1971)[[note]]76 (1970-1971; five-minute episodes consisting solely of fight scenes starring Ultraman and Ultraseven)[[note]]76 episodes were only stock footage from ''Ultraman'' and ''Ultraseven'', however, 130 original episodes were produced[[/note]]



** ''Ultra Zero Fight'' (2012; part of ''Ultraman Zero'')
** ''Ultra Fight Victory'' (2015; part of ''Ultraman Ginga S'')
** ''Ultra Fight Orb'' (2017; part of ''Ultraman Orb'')
* ''Andro Melos'' (1983; several monsters and characters from ''Ultraman'' appear, main villains also appeared in ''Ultraman Story'', ''Ultra Fight Victory'', and ''Ultraman X'')

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** ''Ultra Zero Fight'' (2012; ''Ultraman Zero'' miniseries aired as part of ''Ultraman Zero'')
Retsuden'')
** ''Ultra Fight Victory'' (2015; part of ''Ultraman Ginga S'')
S'' miniseries aired as part of ''Shin Ultraman Retsuden'')
** ''Ultra Fight Orb'' (2017; ''Ultraman Orb'' miniseries aired as part of ''Ultraman Orb'')
* ''Andro Melos'' (1983; several monsters and characters from ''Ultraman'' appear, main villains also appeared in ''Ultraman Story'', ''Ultra Fight Victory'', and ''Ultraman X'')
Zero: The Chronicle'')



* ''Ultraman Boy's Ultra Coliseum'' (2003; infomercial series)[[index]]

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* ''Ultraman Boy's Ultra Coliseum'' (2003; infomercial series)[[index]]series)



* ''Kaiju Sakaba Kanpai!'' (2015; anime solely starring the monsters as employees at the real-life Ultra kaiju-themed restaurant ''Kaiju Sakaba'')

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* ''Kaiju Sakaba Kanpai!'' (2015; anime solely starring the monsters as employees at the real-life Ultra kaiju-themed restaurant ''Kaiju Sakaba'')Sakaba'')[[index]]




!! Related Shows
* ''Series/KaijuBooska'' (1966-1967; Booska has repeatedly appeared with Ultramen in ads and stage shows, made guest appearances in ''Dyna'' and ''R/B'', and co-hosted ''Ultraman New Generation Chronicle'')
** ''Booska! Booska!'' (1999-2000)
** ''[=Booska+=]'' (Manga; 2014-2015)
* ''Andro Melos'' (1983; several monsters and characters from ''Ultraman'' appear, main villains also appeared in ''Ultraman Story'', ''Ultra Fight Victory'', and ''Ultraman X'')
* ''Animation/UpinAndIpin'' (2007 to present; Maylaysian GCI cartoon by Les' Copaque Productions; in 2014 they teamed with Tsuburaya to introduce the character of Ultraman Ribut)



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* ''Film/UltramanStory'' (1984)



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* '' Ultra Ninpocho'' (Manga, 2001-2005)

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* '' Ultra ''Ultra Ninpocho'' (Manga, 2001-2005)



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* ''Series/KaijuBooska'' (1966-1967; Booska has repeatedly appeared with Ultramen in ads and stage shows, made guest appearances in ''Dyna'' and ''R/B'', and co-hosted ''Ultraman New Generation Chronicle'')
** ''Booska! Booska!'' (1999-2000)
** ''[=Booska+=]'' (Manga; 2014-2015)



* ''Animation/UpinAndIpin'' (2007 to present; Maylaysian GCI cartoon by Les' Copaque Productions; in 2014 they teamed with Tsuburaya to introduce the character of Ultraman Ribut)
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* ''Ultraman Zero: The Chronicle'' (2017; compilation series)

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* ''Ultraman Zero: The Chronicle'' (2017; compilation series)



* ''Chronicle'' compilation series
** ''Ultraman Zero: The Chronicle'' (2017)
** ''Ultraman Orb: The Chronicle'' (2018)
** ''Ultraman New Generation Chronicle'' (2019; features ''Ginga'' through ''R/B'')






* ''Series/KaijuBooska'' (1966-1967)

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* ''Series/KaijuBooska'' (1966-1967) (1966-1967; Booska has repeatedly appeared with Ultramen in ads and stage shows, made guest appearances in ''Dyna'' and ''R/B'', and co-hosted ''Ultraman New Generation Chronicle'')


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* ''Animation/UpinAndIpin'' (2007 to present; Maylaysian GCI cartoon by Les' Copaque Productions; in 2014 they teamed with Tsuburaya to introduce the character of Ultraman Ribut)


* ''TBA''

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* ''TBA''''Series/UltramanTaiga'' (2019)


!!!New Generation Series (2009-2019)
* ''Franchise/UltramanZero'' (2009-Present; consists of movie and specials)
** ''Film/UltramanZeroTheRevengeOfBelial'' (2010; movie)
** ''Film/UltramanSaga'' (2012; movie)
** ''Ultraman Zero: The Chronicle'' (2017; compilation series)

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!!!New Generation Series (2009-2019)
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!!! ''Mega Monster Battle'' and ''Franchise/UltramanZero'' (2009-Present; consists (2007-2012)
* ''Series/UltraGalaxyMegaMonsterBattle'' (2007-2008)
** ''Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey'' (2008-2009; sequel series, uses same page)
* ''Film/MegaMonsterBattleUltraGalaxyLegends'' (2009; movie, introduction
of movie and specials)
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Zero)
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''Film/UltramanZeroTheRevengeOfBelial'' (2010; movie)
** * ''Film/UltramanSaga'' (2012; movie)
** * ''Ultraman Zero: The Chronicle'' (2017; compilation series)series)

!!!New Generation Series (2013-2019)



* ''Series/UltraGalaxyMegaMonsterBattle'' (2007-2008)
** ''Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey'' (2008-2009; sequel series, uses same page)
** ''Film/MegaMonsterBattleUltraGalaxyLegends'' (2009; also considered first ''Zero'' movie)


** ''Manga/{{Ultraman}}'' (2019; an AllCGICartoon adaptation of the 2011 sequel manga co-produced with Creator/ProductionIG)









!!!Neo-Heisei (or New Generation Heroes) Series (2009-2019)

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!!!Neo-Heisei (or New
!!!New
Generation Heroes) Series (2009-2019)



* ''Manga/{{Ultraman}}'' (2019) An AllCGICartoon adaptation of the manga co-produced by Creator/TsuburayaProductions and Creator/ProductionIG

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* ''Manga/{{Ultraman}}'' (2019) An AllCGICartoon adaptation of the manga co-produced by Creator/TsuburayaProductions and Creator/ProductionIG

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** ''ComicBook/{{Redman}}'' (western comic book adaptation; 2018)


* ''Ultraman'' (2019) An AllCGICartoon co-produced by Creator/TsuburayaProductions and Creator/ProductionIG

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* ''Ultraman'' ''Manga/{{Ultraman}}'' (2019) An AllCGICartoon adaptation of the manga co-produced by Creator/TsuburayaProductions and Creator/ProductionIG


!!!Neo-Heisei (or New Generation Heroes) Series (2009-present)

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!!!Reiwa Series (2019-present)
* ''TBA''

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** ''Ultraman R/B the Movie: Select! The Crystal of Bond'' (2019; movie)

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* ''Ultraman'' (2019) An AllCGICartoon co-produced by Creator/TsuburayaProductions and Creator/ProductionIG

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* ButNowIMustGo: Many series end this way, with the Ultra having to separate from his human host once his tour of duty on Earth is over. Later series tend to drop this, with partnership between Ultra and human being more permanent.

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