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Where kaiju chills with humans.

Ultra Zone is a series of single-panel comedic sketch series revolving around various kaiju, aliens, robots and oddities from the Ultra Series — otherwise just acting casually in front of the humans, much like in daily life.It's notably a spin-off of the TV series of the same name.

A whole (incomplete) gallery of the sketches can be seen HERE.

Ultra Zone Sketches Contain examples of:

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Most, if not all, of the monsters and aliens, it seems. Even hostile invaders like Nackle, Dark Zagi and Juda seems perfectly content with hanging out with earthlings, the very same race they're trying to annhilate in their respective shows.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Beryudora, the monster whose body is made of 300 other kaiju, shows up in the Christmas panel.
  • Barbershop Episode: With Alien Magma as the hairdresser. Unfortunately he's not doing a good job, and gives out a Gag Haircut to an unsuspecting customer.
  • Christmas Episode: Featuring Beryudora, no less. Who is putting a Christmas star on the tip of the Tokyo Tower.
  • Friend to All Children: Some of the kaiju from the original Ultraman. Somehow. Like Seabozu skipping rope with kids, Pestar taking part in a kid's three-legged race, and Gavadon (juvenile form) allowing kids to sit on his back watching the stars. (Ok, maybe that last one is canon.)
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Kaiju and aliens usually depicted as hostile are now casually chilling out with humans. Such as Alien Nackle and Black King running a ramen bar, Birdon, Galberos and M1 cosplaying Momotarō, Alien Poll and Alien Dada ice-skating... and Yapool enjoying a rollercoaster ride with humans.
  • Hot Springs Episode: Bemular is shown chilling in a hot spring, with two ladies clad in towels about to join him.
  • Idol Singer: For some inexplicable reason, Gudon and Astromons are depicted as pop singers performing in front of a cheering live audience.
  • Kaiju: In a Slice of Life setting chilling out with humans, though.
  • Loophole Abuse: Gan-Q using his telescopic sight to cheat during an exam.
  • Multiarmed Multitasking: Giga Khamaira playing table tennis with his four hands. He seems to be winning.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Plenty of it...
    • Zetton using his fireballs to light up a barbeque.
    • Eleking using his electrical tail to jump-start a car.
    • Vakishim the delivery boy, using his ability to break through dimensions... to deliver a lunchbox.
    • Tyrant, the chef. Complete with using his mace-arm to smash potatoes.
    • Alien Zamusha playing baseball... with his katana as the bat.
  • Mythology Gag: Don't think Tsuburaya would skip out on referencing some aspects of the original series, do you?
    • Littra and Gomess showing up in the same panel.
    • Gomora posing with a bunch of students in front of Himeji Castle. In the series proper, Gomora destroyed said castle after going on a rampage across Osaka.
    • Gigass and Dorako going bungee-jumping together, being a nod to their debut being the same episode from the original Ultraman.
    • Also from the same series, Jamila is shown hanging out at a beach... despite the original show establishing his weakness being water.
  • Windam and Alien Kanan re-creating the "King of the World!" scene from Titanic (1997)... on a lighthouse. They showed up in the same episode of the original series, with Alien Kana's hidden base being disguised as a lighthouse, and the alien using a beacon to brainwash Windam.
    • Garron and Littre, the monster brothers, as trapeze performers.
    • Fire Golza depicted with an ice pack on his head. During summer. Just... don't think too hard on this one.
  • New Year Has Come: One of these panels is set during what appears to be a Chinese New Year celebration in Chinatown... with Alien Wild and Narse the robot dragon as performers in a dragon dance.
  • No Plot? No Problem!: The single-panel series doesn't have a plot or whatsoever, just a showcase of Ultraman monsters hanging out with humans.
  • Real Men Don't Cry: Averted; Hoe is shown crying in a movie theater while watching a sad film... and unintentionally dissolving the theater's chairs with his acidic tears.
  • Recurring Extra: Riho Takada (Hina Izumi of Kamen Rider OOO fame) shows up in multiple sketches as a SSSP officer, randomly posing with kaiju and alien guests.
  • Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony: Featuring Sadola as special guest, where Sadola uses its pincer arms in place of scissors.
  • Showdown at High Noon: A sketch features King Joe Black and a cowboy about to duel each other.
  • Slumber Party: The Pitt sisters are partaking in one of these, with a dormitory of human girls. Appropriately, one of the sisters is holding an Eleking plushie, yet another Mythology Gag.
  • Standing in the Hall: Grand King and Juda are shown standing outside a classroom, with Juda holding two buckets of water. Huh?
  • Supreme Chef: Tyrant, who uses his scythe and mace arm to... make mashed potatoes.
  • Toast of Tardiness: Alien Bado shows up running with a slice of buttered toast hanging from his mouth... and about to crash into a teenage girl, also running up from an adjacent corner.
  • Wacky Racing: One of the panels depict Jumbo King and Natsunomeryu participating against racehorses.
  • Your Size May Vary: Most of the kaiju are now human-sized, despite some panels depicting them having the regular size from their respective episodes (such as Beryudora).
    • Varricane for instance now stands to humans' knees! But then again, that could be a juvenile / infant version of the same monster...