'Urutora Sabun', which is the Japanese katakana phonetic spelling for 'Ultra Seven'


Godzilla + Pikachu = Eleking?  Well, maybe if Eleking didn't predate Pokemon by decades...

A powerful Electrical Discharge Dragon (放電竜, "Houden Ryuu") that first appeared, during Episode 3: "The Secret of the Lake", in Tsuburaya Production Company's 1967-68 Ultra Seven (ウルトラセブン) television program [which was the follow-up to the original 1966-67 Ultraman (ウルトラマン) show.] Despite his death at the end of said episode, Eleking (エレキング, "Erekingu") proved to be a popular monster in the franchise and returned for more action in several of the subsequent Ultra television series (including a stint as an adorable, pint-sized "Baby Eleking" in Ultraman Max).

Eleking has a number of powers, most of which, unsurprisingly, are electrical in nature. While this monster can punch and kick with the best of them, in close quarters combat, he prefers to attack with his long, prehensile tail. Indeed, Eleking's favorite tactic it to constrict his opponent with said appendage while pumping millions of volts of biochemically-produced, direct current electricity into their body. He can also vomit arrowhead-shaped electrical blasts from his mouth, which, in addition to shocking the target, also tend to burst into flames on impact. Lastly, Eleking's constantly-rotating, radar-like horns have the effect of jamming communication devices, causing electronics in his immediate vicinity to malfunction or cease working altogether. Fully grown, Eleking stands approximately 51 meters (167') tall and weighs 25,000 tons.

Eleking was originally brought to Earth, in the form of a small tadpole, by the insectoid Pitt sisters, who planned to use the monster to conquer the planet. Tipped off by a fisherman who witnessed one of the other-worldly twins (disguised as a young human girl) dumping the immature Eleking into a lake, Dan Moroboshi (the human guise of Ultra Seven), and two of his fellow Ultra Garrison members, followed her back to their UFO, but the men were ambushed by the other Pitt sister who knocked them unconscious with gas and stole Dan's Ultra Eye glasses, fully aware that it was impossible for Dan to transform into his Ultra Seven form without them. Confident that their plans could not be thwarted by Earth's greatest hero, the sisters used their technology to cause Eleking to rapidly evolve into his gigantic true state. Helpless to harm this towering foe, Dan unleashed one of his capsule monsters, Miclas, in the hopes of keeping Eleking busy while he desperately tried to recover his stolen property. While he did his best, Miclas proved to be no match for the mighty Eleking who thrashed the capsule monster mercilessly. However, during their tussle, Dan was successful in getting his glasses back. Quickly transforming into Ultra Seven and growing in size to match Eleking, he then took up the fight against the raging electrical titan where Miclas left off. While Eleking managed to entangle Dan in his electrocuting tail grip, Ultra Seven was able to use his incredible strength to break free of the deathtrap and retaliate. First, he destroyed Eleking's jamming horns with his Emelium Ray, and then he decapitated the monster with his Eye Slugger helmet crest. Finally, he finished off the alien Pitt by blasting their ship to smithereens, ending their attempt at world domination.

While the forces of good were victorious that day, Eleking and his Pitt mistresses would return to bedevil future incarnations of Ultraman . . .

Newsprint, white glue, and acrylic paint.

4.5 cm (1.8") x 4.2 cm (1.7") [widest point x highest point]

Three days; April 23-25, 2013.

For comparison purposes, below are several relevant images:

The monster actor being assisted by stage crew with the Eleking costume (I'd wager it got awful hot in there!)

Eleking in his initial tadpole form.

Ultra-Act Eleking and Ultra Seven action figures.

An assortment of Japanese Eleking toys in a variety of colors.

Eleking faces a mirror image of himself in the 2-Player versus mode of the Super Famicom Ultra Seven video game.


  •   Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters: Defending the Earth with Ultraman, Godzilla, and Friends in the Golden Age of Japanese Science Fiction Film. Ragone, August.
    Chronicle Books LLC. San Francisco, CA, 2007.

  •   Club des Monstres Eleking image gallery.

  •   Ultra Seven Super Famicom video game.

  •   Wikipedia Eleking and Ultra Seven articles.

  •   World of Ultra Ultra Seven bestiary.

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    The repeating background graphic is the undulating wave from the title screen of the Super Famicom Ultra Seven video game.

    The midi music playing is a cool remix of the "Elec Man" theme from Capcom's Mega Man 1 video game that somebody made. I couldn't find any Ultraman or Ultra Seven midis, so I chose what I felt was an appropriate electricity-themed tune for Eleking.

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