© 2001 Lawrence Tuczynski

The below info courtesy of David Hirsch

Title Ultraman Taro
CD Label VAP Inc. Records
CD Number VPCD-81090
Music by: Masanobu Higure
Number of tracks 27
Running time 59:12
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture 1995

REVIEW

May 30, 2001

New series, new composer. Taro is considered to be the most light-hearted Ultra series (read childish) and at times it is with giggling monsters and bizarre plots. One episode has a girl subduing a monster by singing a pop song to him with no visible band! Ah, the magic of TV. Currently available in a poorly dubbed video CD format from Asia, Taro is an odd production. Itís design is very 70ís, the Earth defense force has the most ghastly costumes and vehicle designs of any Ultra garrison and the monster designs donít even rub against the word scary. Higure matches all these visuals with an extremely lighthearted, often pompous score that is actually a fun listen, but a far cry from those serious motifs composed for Ultraseven. The music for Taroís birth and the Ultra home, the Land of Light, uses a female chorus and reminds one of the starship theme created for Battlestar Galactica. Remarkably, much of this score is in stereo. As entertaining as it is weird. Oh, and that Hammond Organ version of the main theme!

-- David Hirsch


Translations courtesy of Jolyon Yates

English Title:  	Ultraman Taro (4/6/1973 - 4/5/1974 53 episodes)

			
 1.	OPENING
	ULTRAMAN TARO Variation (TV Size. 1)
	1. TVB
	2. Ultraman Taro TV Size 1

 2.	MONOGATARI NO HAJIMARI ~ SEINEN, HIGASHI KOTARO
	THE STORY'S BEGINNING ~ A YOUNG MAN, HIGASHI KOTARO
	1. D1
	2. B2

 3.	YOKAN
	PREMONITION
	1. A2T2
	2. A5A
	3. B10
	4. D24

 4.	UCHU KAGAKU KEIBITAI ZAT
	SPACE SCIENCE GUARD ZAT
	1. B6
	2. B4

5.	ULTRAMAN TARO TANJO
	BIRTH OF ULTRAMAN TARO
	1. D16
	2. C2T4

6.	DETA! ULTRA DAIKAIJU
	THEY'RE HERE! ULTRA GIANT MONSTERS
	1. B14
	2. B8
	3. D4

7.	ULTRAMAN TARO (Karaoke)
	Ultraman Taro (Full Chorus Karaoke)

8.	ARUHI NO ZAT KICHI
	ONE DAY AT ZAT BASE
	1. A4
	2. A9T3
	3. A10
	4. EX8
	5. D23B
	6. D23C
	7. A7

9.	ZAT SCRAMBLE
	1. B1T2
	2. B7
	3. A3
	4. C1
	5. B9

10.	KAGAYAKU ULTRA BADGE
	GLITTERING ULTRA BADGE
	1. D11B
	2. D2
	3. D6
	4. D3T2

11.	ULTRAMAN TARO Instrumental
	1. Hammond Organ DB

12.	SHORI NO TOKI
	IN TIMES OF VICTORY
	Ultraman Taro BGM Arrangements
	1. B11
	2. ED 1
	3. ED-2

13.	HITORIBOCCHI NO KOTARO
	KOTARO ALONE
	Ultraman Taro BGM Arrangement
	1. A12

14.	SHIRATORI SHIDAI TO TOMO NI
	ELDER SISTER & YOUNGER BROTHER SHIRATORI TOGETHER
	1. A1
	2. D23AT2
	3. D17
	3. D5

15.	UCHUKAIJU NO MYSTERY
	SPACE MONSTER MYSTERY
	1. A6
	2. B16
	3. B3
	4. B17
	5. EX7
	6. EX6
	7. EX5
	8. D12
	9. B13

16.	ULTRAMAN TARO (TV Size. 2)
	Ultraman Taro (TV Size. 2)

17.	KODOMOTACHI
	CHILDREN
	1. D18
	2. D8
	3. A11T2

18.	FUANNA ICHIYA
	UNEASY NIGHT
	1. A5B
	2. A8
	3. D13

19.	AISEKI
	GRIEF
	1. D14
	2. D18

20.	HIJOKEIKAI TAISEI
	EMERGENCY WARNING SYSTEM
	1. EX4T2
	2. D11A
	3. D15
	4. D7

21.	KAIJU GEKIMETSU DAISAKUSEN
	GREAT MONSTER DESTRUCTION STRATEGY
	1. B5
	2. C5T3

22.	ULTRA NO KUNI KARA
	FROM ULTRA LAND
	1. C3T4
	2. B12A (Ultraman Taro BGM arrangement)
	3. B12B (Ultraman Taro BGM arrangement)

23.	TARO TOJO!
	TARO APPEARS!
	Ultraman Taro variation
	1. TVA

24.	ULTRA ROKU KYODAI (Karaoke)
	SIX ULTRA BROTHERS (Karaoke)
	1. 6 Ultra Brothers Full Chorus Karaoke

25.	MYONICHI NI KOKATTE
	TURN TOWARDS TOMORROW
	1. D20
	2. C4
	3. D10
	4. D22T3
	5. D21
	6. B15
	7. D9

26.	JIKAI YOKOKU
	NOTICE OF NEXT TIME
	1. C672
	2. 30-second notice

27.	EXTRA MUSIC
	Ep 20 'BIKKURI! KAIJU GA FUTTE KITA'
	Ep 20 'SURPRISE! A MONSTER HAS COME RAINING DOWN'
	Chorus