Secret behind the name of ‘Ultraman Taro’

At the planning stage, name of 6th Ultra warrior was ‘Ultraman Star’. Then ‘Ultraman Jack’ was floated as the top candidate. However in those days hijack was a serious social problem, and ‘Jack’ could be associated with a negative image. So ‘Ultraman Jack’ was turned down. In the end ‘Ultraman Taro’ was officially adopted.
Taro used to be a common name for Japanese male especially for the first son.

 

My performing Ultraman Taro’s theme on piano

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