Return of Ultraman

Japan Release: 1971
Running Time:
48 minutes

Return of Ultraman

Japanese Title

[Kaettekita Urutoraman]

Distributor: Production:

Tsuburaya Productions / TBS

When an ancient egg is unearthed, the Monster Attack Team (MAT) is called to investigate the curious matter. An internal debate breaks when Go calls out the irresponsibility on Kishida's part of not investigating the egg further until Gudon, a prehistoric monster, is sighted. However, the creature escapes, forcing the Terrestrial Defense Force to take charge in terminating the threat. When the egg emerges and gives rise to Twin Tail, conflict ensues–and will Ultraman be able to step up to the challenge...

Live Action Science Fiction Kaiju

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International Title


Initial US Title

US Distributor: - / Time: -

Alternate Titles

Return of Ultraman
[Literal translation]



Twin Tail
Twin Tail

Aliens, SDF & Misc.

MAT Arrow 1
MAT Gyro
MAT Gyro



Directed by Yoshiharu Tomita
Writing credits Shozo Uehara
Produced by Hajime Tsuburaya, Susumu Saito, Yoji Hashimoto
Music by Toru Fuyuki, Koichi Sugiyama
Cinematography by Kiyoshi Suzuki
Film Editing by Yoshihiro Yanagawa
Production Design by Akihiko Takahashi
Director of Special Effects Koichi Takano
Hideki Go Jiro Dan
Katsushiro Kato, MAT Captain Nobuo Tsukamoto
Takeshi Minami Shunsuke Ikeda
Ippei Ueno Hatashi Mitsushi
Yuriko Oka Mika Katsuragi
Fumio Kishida Ken Nishida
Aki Sakata Rumi Sakakibara
Ken Sakata Shin Kishida
Jiro Sakata Kawaguchi Hideki
Narrator Akira Nagoya


Background and Trivia

  • Featured as part of the Toho Champion Festival during the summer of 1971. Was screened alongside: Once Upon a Time in Japan: The Straw Millionaire, Hutch the Honeybee: The Scratched Ballerina, Inakappe Taishou: The Great One/We Must Give All, and Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971).
  • Footage is standard ratio blow-up of Episodes 5 and 6 of Return of Ultraman, "Two Giant Monsters Attack Tokyo" and "Battle! Monsters vs. MAT" respectively.