Ultra Seven (ウルトラセブン - Urutora Sebun) is a fictional superhero featured in tokusatsu TV shows.
He first appeared in Ultra Seven (the second Ultra Series), the famous tokusatsu SF TV series that aired on Japanese TV in 1967. Created by Eiji Tsuburaya, this follow up to Ultraman went on to become one of Japan's greatest fantasy TV series, even surpassing Ultraman itself in most fans view. Ultra Seven is considered by some to be Japan's answer to Star Trek, and the best of the Ultra Series. Such is his popularity that Ultra Seven (or simply 'Seven') has appeared or at least made cameos in nearly every Ultra series following his own and has had far more exposure than even the original Ultraman (though the original Ultraman is without a doubt the face of the Ultras). (Wikipedia)