Monday, October 10, 2011

Monster Profile: NERONGA (Ultraman)


Classification: Transparency Monster

According to legend, Neronga was a monster imprisoned at the bottom of a well after a battle with a samurai in the Edo period. Neronga remained underground, feeding on electricity from the nearby power plant and growing to giant size. Neronga is only visible after he's fed on electricity.

Max. Height: 45 meters (148 feet)

Max. Weight: 40,000 tons

Powers: When Neronga's antlers/antenna rotate around to point away from his head, Neronga can fire a damaging electric beam from the glowing horn on the end of his face.

First Appearance

Ultraman (1966) - "Charge Forth, Science Patrol"

Later Appearances

Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy (2009)

  • The Neronga costume was made out of the 1965 Baragon costume from Frankenstein Conquers the World.
  • Neronga is played by Godzilla suit actor Haruo Nakajima, who also played Varan in Varan the Unbelievable.

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