The Most Popular Ultraman Series: A Ranking of the Fan Favorites

Choose the series you think is the most popular!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 07:43
Welcome to StrawPoll, the ultimate hub for all your polling desires! Today, we're on a quest to determine the most popular Ultraman series that has captured the hearts and imaginations of fans worldwide. With countless adventures and iconic battles throughout the years, it's time for you to make your voice heard and help decide which Ultraman series reigns supreme. From the classic 'Ultraman Tiga' to modern-day masterpieces like 'Ultraman Z', get ready to rank your favorites and even suggest a missing gem in our ever-evolving list. Join the cosmic action and cast your vote now, as we unravel the ultimate Ultraman series showdown that will leave you craving more!

What Is the Most Popular Ultraman Series?

  1. 1
    The first Ultraman series that started it all and established the franchise's iconic style and formula.
    Ultraman (1966) is a Japanese superhero television series that first aired in 1966. It is one of the most popular and influential Ultraman series, introducing the iconic Ultraman character to the world. The series follows the adventures of a giant alien superhero called Ultraman, who fights against various monsters and alien invaders to protect Earth.
    • Original Release Year: 1966
    • Genre: Tokusatsu / Superhero
    • Country of Origin: Japan
    • Language: Japanese
    • Number of Episodes: 39
  2. 2
    A reboot of the series that introduced a new Ultraman and expanded the mythos in a fresh way. It also had a successful run in other countries.
  3. 3
    Ultraman Cosmos (2001)
    A series that focused on themes of peace and nature, and had a unique visual style and storytelling approach.
    Ultraman Cosmos (2001) is a popular Japanese tokusatsu television series, and the 18th installment in the Ultraman franchise. It follows the story of Musashi Haruno, a member of the organization Team EYES, who transforms into the giant superhero Ultraman Cosmos to protect the Earth from various extraterrestrial threats.
    • Air Date: July 7, 2001 – September 28, 2002
    • Number of Episodes: 65
    • Running Time: Approximately 24 minutes per episode
    • Main Protagonist: Musashi Haruno / Ultraman Cosmos
    • Genre: Tokusatsu, Superhero, Science Fiction
  4. 4

    Ultraman Nexus (2004)

    Tsuburaya Productions
    A darker and more mature take on the Ultraman concept, with complex characters and a compelling story.
    Ultraman Nexus is a popular Japanese tokusatsu television series that aired in 2004. It is the 18th entry in the Ultraman series and was created by Tsuburaya Productions.
    • Original run: October 2, 2004 – June 25, 2005
    • Episodes: 37
    • Genre: Tokusatsu
    • Director: Kazuya Konaka
    • Screenwriter: Keiichi Hasegawa
  5. 5

    Ultraman Mebius (2006)

    Tsuburaya Productions
    A tribute to the classic Ultraman series that brought back many beloved characters and themes, while also introducing new elements.
    Ultraman Mebius is a Japanese tokusatsu superhero television series and is the seventh installment in the Ultra Series. It aired from April 2006 to March 2007. The series centers around a young rookie Ultra Warrior named Mebius, who comes to Earth to protect it from various alien threats.
    • Original release: April 2006 - March 2007
    • Genre: Tokusatsu, Superhero
    • Created by: Tsuburaya Productions
    • Number of episodes: 50
    • Running time: Approximately 24 minutes per episode
  6. 6

    Ultraman Ginga (2013)

    Yūichi Abe
    A series that blended live-action and CGI animation, and had a focus on collectible toys and merchandise. It also spawned several spin-offs and sequels.
    Ultraman Ginga (2013) is a Japanese tokusatsu television series and the 25th installment in the Ultraman franchise. It was created by Yūichi Abe and produced by Tsuburaya Productions. The series follows Hikaru Raido, a high school student who transforms into Ultraman Ginga to protect the Earth from various alien threats.
    • Original release: July 10, 2013 – December 18, 2013
    • Genre: Tokusatsu
    • Number of episodes: 11
    • Running time: 24 minutes per episode
    • Theme song: Ultraman Ginga by Voyager feat. Masaaki Endoh
  7. 7
    A series that celebrated the 50th anniversary of Ultraman and had a strong emphasis on teamwork and technology. It also featured many guest appearances from previous Ultraman characters.
    Ultraman X (2015) is a Japanese tokusatsu television series produced by Tsuburaya Productions. It is the 27th entry in the Ultraman series and serves as a celebration of its 50th anniversary. The series follows the journey of Daichi Ozora, who becomes Ultraman X to fight against various giant monsters and extraterrestrial threats.
    • Year: 2015
    • Genre: Tokusatsu
    • Number of Episodes: 22
    • Running Time: approx. 25 minutes per episode
    • Original Network: TV Tokyo
  8. 8
    A series that combined elements from various Ultraman series and introduced a new hero with a unique design and personality. It also had a popular movie adaptation.
    Ultraman Orb (2016) is a Japanese tokusatsu television series and is the 28th entry in the long-running Ultraman franchise. It follows the story of Gai Kurenai, a wanderer who merges with the mysterious Ultraman Orb to combat various threats. The series features a mix of new and classic Ultraman monsters, as well as a unique fusion ability that allows Orb to combine powers from previous Ultraman shows.
    • Original release: July 9, 2016 – December 24, 2016
    • Number of episodes: 25
    • Running time: Approx. 24 minutes per episode
    • Genre: Tokusatsu, Superhero, Science Fiction
    • Main character: Gai Kurenai / Ultraman Orb
  9. 9
    A series that continued the story of Ultraman Orb and introduced his son as the new hero. It also had a strong emphasis on family and identity.
  10. 10

    Ultraman Z (2020)

    Tsuburaya Productions
    The latest Ultraman series that brought back many classic elements and introduced a new Ultraman with a strong sense of justice and humor. It also had a crossover with the popular anime series "SSSS.Gridman".
    Ultraman Z (2020) is the 32nd installment in the long-running Ultraman franchise. It follows the story of Haruki Natsukawa, a rookie pilot of the anti-monster robot force STORAGE, who uncovers an ancient seal that releases the warrior Ultraman Z. Together, they defend Earth from the evil forces that threaten it.
    • Series Title: Ultraman Z
    • Year: 2020
    • Genre: Tokusatsu, Superhero, Kaiju
    • Number of Episodes: 25
    • Original Network: TV Tokyo

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About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most popular Ultraman series. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or series is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


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A participant may cast an up or down vote for each series once every 24 hours. The rank of each series is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most popular ultraman series

Ultraman has been a beloved Japanese franchise since it first aired in 1966. The show follows the adventures of Ultraman, a giant alien who comes to Earth to fight off monsters and protect humanity. Over the years, there have been many different iterations of the Ultraman series, each with its own unique storylines, characters, and monsters. With so many different series to choose from, it can be tough to determine which one is the most popular. However, by taking a look at fan polls and rankings, we can get a better idea of which Ultraman series has captured the hearts and imaginations of viewers around the world.

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