is a Japanese tokusatsu
TV show and is the 8th season in the Ultra Series
. Produced by Tsuburaya Productions
, Ultraman 80 was aired between April 2, 1980 to March 25, 1981, with a total of 50 episodes. 80
was the last Ultraman produced for TV in Japan until Ultraman Tiga
, 16 years later.
<!--This series description was plagiarized from the now-defunct web site Absolute Ultraman!. Please write a description that reads less like a review.-->Ultraman 80 comes to Earth
as one of the newest members of the Ultra Space Garrison (it is revealed in Ultraman Mebius
, 2006 that he is the ninth Ultra Brother), in the form of science teacher Takeshi Yamato. After a five-year hiatus since the departure of Ultraman Leo
(1974), monsters started reappearing again.
Yamato's theory is that monsters are born of the energy created by negative human emotions, also known as Minus Energy. He decides to become a teacher at Sakuragaoka Junior High School in Tokyo, and serves as a science teacher, as well as the home room teacher responsible for 1st Year, E Division. He is absolutely dedicated to his students, for he is there to teach them not just about science, but also about life. Unfortunately, he has a penchant for being late, so he does things like promising his students to walk to class on his hands if he is late next time, or even promising to resign as a teacher. He even starts up a band with his students and jams on an electric guitar
. His over-enthusiasm quickly wins the loyalty... Read More