Go! Kotaro Ushiwaka (1974-75)

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Go! Kotaro Ushiwaka
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Go! Kotaro Ushiwaka
Go! Kotaro Ushiwaka
Air date November 12, 1974 - April 5, 1975
Produced by Masaaki Hisamatsu
Distributed by Toho
Channel(s) Nippon Television
Genre(s) Tokusatsu
Episodes 156[1]

Go! Kotaro Ushiwaka (行け! (うし) (わか) () () (ろう),   Ike! Ushiwaka Kotarō) is a Japanese tokusatsu show produced by Toho that aired from November 12, 1974 to April 5, 1975. It is a followup series to Go! Greenman and the fourth in a series of tokusatsu shows primarily produced by Toho and Nippon TV, though it does not share canon with any of the shows preceding it.

Plot

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Episodes

  1. "Volume of Kotaro's Birth"
  2. "Volume of the Yokai Family's Grudge"
  3. "Volume of the Trap of Hell Valley"
  4. "Volume of Onibaba's Treasure"
  5. "Volume of Kotaro in Peril"
  6. "Volume of the Ghost Well"
  7. "Volume of Ikkaku"
  8. "Volume of the Sorrowful Satori Yokai"
  9. "Volume of the Cursed Demon Hannya"
  10. "Volume of the Tenjoname Yokai"
  11. "Volume of the Evil Spirit Sogenbi"
  12. "Volume of the Yokai Mountain Spirit"
  13. "Volume of Shokera's Venomous Claw"
  14. "Volume of the Perceptive Yokai"
  15. "Volume of the Greedy Yokai"
  16. "Volume of the Wall-Passing Yokai"
  17. "Volume of the Powerful Unparraleled Kappa"
  18. "Volume of the Money Yokai Lord Kanen"
  19. "Volume of the Yamauba Duel"
  20. "Volume of Gyuki and the Cursed Vase"
  21. "Volume of the Badger Roadman's Poison Strategy"
  22. "Volume of the Demon Who Fell in Love with Nyudo"
  23. "Volume of the Ghost Sword"
  24. "Volume of the Superhuman Strength Yokai Hihihi"
  25. "Volume of Nopperabo"
  26. "Volume of the Fish Yokai"
  27. "Volume of Shirakubi"
  28. "Volume of the Yokai Who Emerged from a Vase"
  29. "Volume of Sodehikikozo"
  30. "Volume of Greed in Moderation"
  31. "Volume of the Unusually Large Egg"
  32. "Volume of Momonji"
  33. "Volume of Yokai Biron"
  34. "Volume of Nyudo's Brother"
  35. "Volume of the Doll Yokai"
  36. "Volume of Uragira's Misfortune"
  37. "Volume of Coonjo and a Handgun"
  38. "Volume of the Demon Who Was Defeated by Chestnuts"
  39. "Volume of the Hilarious Manga"
  40. "Volume of Cheating Each Other"
  41. "Volume of Hyosube"
  42. "Volume of the Tomb Yokai Uwan"
  43. "Volume of the Strongman Yokai Raigo"
  44. "Volume of the Deceptive Yokai"
  45. "Volume of Yamahiko"
  46. "Volume of the Paper Inugami"
  47. "Volume of the Imitation Yokai Hesomagari"
  48. "Volume of the Ghost Yokai"
  49. "Volume of the Trampoline Yokai Hazumi"
  50. "Volume of Intense Training"
  51. "Volume of Kotaro's Critical Moment"
  52. "Volume of the Crybaby Jiji"
  53. "Volume of Kanibozu"
  54. "Volume of the Banquet Yokai"
  55. "Volume of Yokai Hitobashira"
  56. "Volume of the Forest Yokai Koppa"
  57. "Volume of the Poisonous Mushroom Ghost"
  58. "Volume of the Ghost Nyudo"
  59. "Volume of the Tree Spirit Todoro"
  60. "Volume of Yokai Taiyan"
  61. "Volume of the Garbage Yokai's Appearance"
  62. "Volume of Yokai Gashadokuro"
  63. "Volume of Uragira Taken Hostage"
  64. "Volume of the Yokai Who Does Not Match Its Appearance"
  65. "Volume of Yamadzuri's Prey"
  66. "Volume of Yokai Hayatochiri"
  67. "Volume of the Bloodsucking Demon Vampi"
  68. "Volume of the Obsessive Yokai Haranari"
  69. "Volume of the Judgment Yokai Hyakutataki"
  70. "Volume of Yokai Yarinbo"
  71. "Volume of the Yokai Sea Spirit"
  72. "Volume of Yokai Hitotsumekozo"
  73. "Volume of Yokai Kamioni"
  74. "Volume of the Sakabashira Yokai"
  75. "Volume of Nurarihyon"
  76. "Volume of the Bat Yokai Burusagari"
  77. "Volume of the Evil Yokai Higuruma"
  78. "Volume of Yokai Amanjaku"
79. "Volume of Nyudo With a Cold"
80. "Volume of Uragira's Nightmare"
81. "Volume of the Dancer Yokai"
82. "Volume of the Darkness Yokai"
83. "Volume of the Yokai Who Will Take Anything"
84. "Volume of Butt Pinching"
85. "Volume of the Telekinetic Snake Eyeball"
86. "Volume of Yokai Hyakuganki"
87. "Volume of the Yokai Who Wanted a Naginata"
88. "Volume of the Drunkard Yokai Haradashi"
89. "Volume of the Bloodsucking Sickle Wielder"
90. "Volume of Yokai Morokubi"
91. "Volume of the Intelligent Yokai"
92. "Volume of the Poisonous Moth Yokai"
93. "Volume of Yokai Fake Nyudo"
94. "Volume of Looking for the Yokai's Weak Point"
95. "Volume of Karakasakozo"
96. "Volume of Fukikeshibaba"
97. "Volume of Gangikozo"
98. "Volume of Yokai Tejinakurabe"
99. "Volume of the Magic Bicycle"
100. "Volume of Aonyobo"
101. "Volume of the Kamimai Yokai"
102. "Volume of Onihitokuchi"
103. "Volume of the Drunkard Yokai"
104. "Volume of Kotaro Riding a Horse"
105. "Volume of the Well Ghost"
106. "Volume of Yokai Kirifuki"
107. "Volume of the Jimoguri Yokai"
108. "Volume of the Yokai Phantom Car"
109. "Volume of Nyudo's Misfortune"
110. "Volume of Nureonna"
111. "Volume of Onikko's Strife"
112. "Volume of Heeding the Fog"
113. "Volume of Ubume"
114. "Volume of Reversing the Dokkoi Curse"
115. "Volume of Coonjo's Greatest Chance"
116. "Volume of the Ghost Millstone"
117. "Volume of the City Yokai Onibaba"
118. "Volume of Heeding Beautiful Flowers"
119. "Volume of the Bell Sound Yokai"
120. "Volume of the Tsuchigumo Yokai"
121. "Volume of the Hide-and-Seek Yokai"
122. "Volume of Nimenonna"
123. "Volume of the Strong Yokai's Challenge"
124. "Volume of Yamame"
125. "Volume of the Brief Question Yokai"
126. "Volume of the Dancing Shoes"
127. "Volume of the River Spirit"
128. "Volume of the Yokai Who Wanted a Kimono"
129. "Volume of the Terrifying Ushirogami"
130. "Volume of Heeding the Bandit Yokai"
131. "Volume of the White Yokai Kimotori"
132. "Volume of Uragira's Wish"
133. "Volume of Futakuchionna"
134. "Volume of Spark Raigoro"
135. "Volume of the Bloodsucking Yokai"
136. "Volume of the Proficient Yokai"
137. "Volume of the Falling Umbrellas"
138. "Volume of Yokai Paigon"
139. "Volume of the Flute Playing Yokai Ukareme"
140. "Volume of Seeing Something"
141. "Volume of Yokai Heartbreak"
142. "Volume of Yakubyogami"
143. "Volume of the Sand Hole Yokai"
144. "Volume of Uragira Teased"
145. "Volume of the Bloomed Flower Yokai"
146. "Volume of the Tengu's Invisiblity Cloak"
147. "Volume of the Magic Orb"
148. "Volume of the Tricked Yokai"
149. "Volume of the Crab Yokai Taraba"
150. "Volume of the Yokai Territory"
151. "Volume of Being Kind to the Elderly"
152. "Volume of Shiwanba"
153. "Volume of the Bell Spirit"
154. "Volume of the Old Temple Yokai"
155. "Volume of the Beach Yokai Nagisa"
156. "Volume of Being Possessed by Shirei"

Staff

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Masaaki Hisamatsu, Hiroyasu Sunahara, Heikichi Tsushima, Akio Imamura
  • Written by   Tsunehisa Ito, Yu Yamamoto, Yoshimi Shinozaki, Masako Suzuki, Yoichi Nanzawa
  • Produced by   Masaaki Hisamatsu
  • Theme Songs "Go! Kotaro Ushiwaka" and "Yokai Coming" Performed by   Yoshihiro Sugiura
    • Lyrics by   Akira Yamazaki
    • Composed and Arranged by   Takashi Miki

Cast

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Ryoichi Tanaka   as   Voice of Kotaro Ushiwaka
  • Masayuki Kato   as   Voice of Nyudo
  • Takashi Taguchi   as   Voice of Uragira
  • Kiyoko Shibata   as   Voice of Coonjo
  • Masashi Amenomori, Makoto Terada, Koichi Kitamura, Chikao Shiroyama, Toshiro Ishi, Kimie Nakajima   as   Voice of Yokai

Appearances

Characters and Yokai

  • Kotaro Ushiwaka
  • Nyudo
  • Uragira
  • Coonjo
  • Unnamed minion of Coonjo 1
  • Unnamed minion of Coonjo 2
  • Unnamed minion of Coonjo 3
  • Unnamed minion of Coonjo 4
  • Unnamed minion of Coonjo 5
  • Unnamed minion of Coonjo 6
  • Unnamed minion of Coonjo 7
  • Aobozu
  • Unnamed minion of Coonjo 8
  • Unnamed minion of Coonjo 9
  • Unnamed minion of Coonjo 10
  • Onibaba
  • Unnamed three-eyed demon
  • Ikkaku
  • Satori Yokai
  • Hannya
  • Tenjoname Yokai
  • Sogenbi
  • Mountain Spirit
  • Shokera
  • Perceptive Yokai
  • Greedy Yokai
  • Wall-Passing Yokai
  • Kappa
  • Money Yokai Lord Kanen
  • Lord Kanen's granddaughter
  • Yamauba
  • Gyuki
  • Badger Roadman
  • Unnamed demon who fell in love with Nyudo
  • Ghost Sword
  • Superhuman Strength Yokai Hihihi
  • Nopperabo
  • Fish Yokai
  • Shirakubi
  • Unnamed Yokai who emerged from a vase
  • Sodehikikozo
  • Unnamed forest-dwelling Yokai
  • Unnamed birdlike Yokai
  • Momonji
  • Biron
  • Nyudo's brother (hallucination)
  • Doll Yokai
  • Unnamed demon who was defeated by chestnuts
  • Coonjo's cousin
  • Hyosube
  • Tomb Yokai Uwan
  • Strongman Yokai Raigo
  • Deceptive Yokai
  • Yamahiko
  • Paper Inugami
  • Imitation Yokai Hesomagari
  • Ghost Yokai
  • Trampoline Yokai Hazumi
  • Tree Spirit Funbaba
  • Unnamed deceptive Yokai
  • Crybaby Jiji
  • Kanibozu
  • Unnamed Banquet Yokai 1
  • Unnamed Banquet Yokai 2
  • Unnamed Banquet Yokai 3
  • Hitobashira
  • Forest Yokai Koppa
  • Poisonous Mushroom Ghost
  • Ghost Nyudo
  • Tree Spirit Todoro
  • Taiyan
  • Garbage Yokai
  • Gashadokuro
  • Unnamed Yokai who took Uragira hostage
  • Unnamed tug-of-war Yokai
  • Yamadzuri
  • Hayatochiri
  • Bloodsucking Demon Vampi
  • Obsessive Yokai Haranari
  • Judgment Yokai Hyakutataki
  • Yarinbo
  • Sea Spirit
  • Hitotsumekozo
  • Kamioni
  • Sakabashira Yokai
  • Nurarihyon
  • Bat Yokai Burusagari
  • Evil Yokai Higuruma
  • Amanjaku
  • Evil Kotaros (nightmare)
  • Dancer Yokai
  • Darkness Yokai
  • Unnamed Yokai who will take anything
  • Butt Pinch Yokai
  • Telekinetic Snake Eyeball
  • Hyakuganki
  • Unnamed Yokai who wanted a naginata
  • Drunkard Yokai Haradashi
  • Bloodsucking Sickle Wielder
  • Hirokubi
  • Intelligent Yokai
  • Poisonous Moth Yokai
  • Fake Nyudo
  • Unnamed invulnerable Yokai
  • Karakasakozo
  • Fukikeshibaba
  • Gangikozo
  • Tejinakurabe
  • Unnamed bicycle-riding Yokai
  • Unnamed bicycle-controlling Yokai
  • Aonyobo
  • Kamimai Yokai
  • Onihitokuchi
  • Drunkard Yokai
  • Unnamed jester-like Yokai
  • Well Ghost
  • Kirifuki
  • Jimoguri Yokai
  • Yokai Phantom Car
  • Nureonna
  • Onikko
  • Unnamed fog Yokai
  • Ubume
  • Unnamed curse Yokai
  • Ghost Millstone
  • City Yokai Onibaba
  • Unnamed flower Yokai
  • Bell Sound Yokai
  • Tsuchigumo Yokai
  • Hide-and-Seek Yokai
  • Nimenonna
  • Strong Yokai
  • Yamame
  • Brief Question Yokai
  • Dancing Shoes
  • River Spirit
  • Unnamed Yokai who wanted a kimono
  • Ushirogami
  • Bandit Yokai
  • White Yokai Kimotori
  • Unnamed hallucination Yokai 1
  • Unnamed hallucination Yokai 2
  • Unnamed hallucination Yokai 3
  • Futakuchionna
  • Spark Raigoro
  • Bloodsucking Yokai
  • Proficient Yokai
  • Unnamed umbrella Yokai
  • Paigon
  • Flute Playing Yokai Ukareme
  • Unnamed Yokai appearing in binoculars
  • Unnamed blue male demon
  • Unnamed red female demon
  • Yakubyogami
  • Sand Hole Yokai
  • Bloomed Flower Yokai
  • Tengu
  • Unnamed magic orb Yokai
  • Tricked Yokai
  • Crab Yokai Taraba
  • Unnamed territorial Yokai
  • Unnamed elderly Yokai
  • Shiwanba
  • Bell Spirit
  • Unnamed Old Temple Yokai 1
  • Unnamed Old Temple Yokai 2
  • Unnamed Old Temple Yokai 3
  • Beach Yokai Nagisa
  • Shirei (mentioned)

Video Releases

Toho (2019) [Volume 1]

  • Released: January 16, 2019
  • Region: Region 2
  • Language: Japanese
  • Features:
    • Two Go! Kotaro Ushiwaka openings
    • Yokai Coming opening

Toho (2019) [Volume 2]

  • Released: January 16, 2019
  • Region: Region 2
  • Language: Japanese
  • Features:
    • "Go! Kotaro Ushiwaka" Still Collection Part 1

Toho (2019) [Volume 3]

  • Released: January 16, 2019
  • Region: Region 2
  • Language: Japanese
  • Features:
    • "Go! Kotaro Ushiwaka" Still Collection Part 2

Toho (2019) [Volume 4]

  • Released: January 16, 2019
  • Region: Region 2
  • Language: Japanese
  • Features:
    • "Go! Kotaro Ushiwaka" music video
    • "Yokai Coming" music video

Trivia

  • Go! Kotaro Ushiwaka was the last of the four tokusatsu shows to be featured in Nippon Television's Good Morning! Kid's Show segment, preceded by Redman, Go! Godman, and Go! Greenman.
    • It is also the first and only Good Morning! Kid's Show series where the titular hero's name does not contain "man."
  • Go! Kotaro Ushiwaka was filmed in cooperation with Yomiuriland (episode 49), the Hakonekowaki Park Children's Village (episodes 50, 111), Fuji-Q Highland (episodes 81, 86, 101, 129, 134), Japan Land (episodes 91, 95, 106, 139, 144), and Mother Farm (episodes 98-99, 104, 109, 114, 119, 124).
  • A number of pieces of suits from previous tokusatsu productions were reused to portray some of the Yokai in the series.
    • Monro's head from Kure Kure Takora, which is in extremely poor condition, was altered and reused for the Perceptive Yokai, Doll Yokai, and an unnamed birdlike Yokai in episode 31.
    • The body Hotter uses in Go! Greenman is reused for the Bat Yokai Burusagari in episode 76 and an unnamed territorial Yokai in episode 150.
    • Multiple pieces from the Devilas from Triple Fighter are reused, a head for an unnamed banquet Yokai in episode 54 and a bodysuit and gloves for the Fukikeshibaba.
    • Kappalge's body from Go! Greenman is used for that of the Strongman Yokai Raigoro and the Proficient Yokai.
    • The head piece of Gilagind from Spectreman is used as the head of the Darkness Yokai.
    • The head of the Sodehikikozo appears to be a heavily altered Garuma head from Warrior of Love Rainbowman.

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