It's been a fun ride lads
Let's enjoy the last episode next week and see you in 3 months
The spikes seems overdone that it passes the point of threatening and goes into laughable. Good thing, it's white-and-blue since if it's black-and-red, it's going into chuuni/edgy territory.
The edgiest thing about the show is that the main 4 worked for some MIB-style organization in a dystopian world and solved secret cases. It was barely edgy. The show's ED had more edge than the actual show, and its ending was downright sappy.
The dialog at the beginning of the '66 series' Gomora two-parter still confuses me. How is there any doubt that monsters are real when they've attacked areas with lots of people? Or is this just a translation error?
It's kinda like a regional thing.
Like you know the Klan exists, but you don't think the Klan is around your neighborhood, until you found a white hood in that one neighbor's laundry
It seemed a little less regional considering they mentioned an expedition to some island somewhere.
Actually, this whole episode was weird with how the Science Patrol had no objection to carrying a monster into Japan when they should know how stupidly dangerous that would be from experience and the Beta Capsule suddenly falling out during a fight even though that never happened before.
The translation is correct. It's just that episode being silly. The kid even knew the Beta Capsule belongs to Ultraman and gave it to Hayata.
Seven must have let himself go after the Ultra Eyes got broken.
But to be honest, I don't see him being fat in that image. Isn't only his face round?
>his whole episode was weird with how the Science Patrol had no objection to carrying a monster into Japan when they should know how stupidly dangerous that would be from experience
Isn't that Evangelion's magma episode?
Is there any way to make nip kids to watch Ultraman besides pic related or Ultraman is doomed to fall into irrelevancy as a Showa relic?
Hideaki Anno directs the next Ultra show. It's a 26 episodes series that make toku to reach new highs. Evangelion 3.0+1.0 is delayed to 2017
What was the last successful Ultraman? Cosmos? Apparently, the Heisei trilogy of Tiga/Dyna/Gaia weren't THAT popular, Ultraman 80 got a poor reception and Leo was a flop so before Cosmos, the big hit was Taro on 1973
The Cutie Honey live action had an extremely low budget so Anno just had fun with the cosplay. It's not really fair to use it as an indicator for the next Godzilla or an actual toku
I've been watching Ginga S, and I gotta ask - is there a reason why Ginga fires off so many different beams in a row with this thing? Or is it just an excuse for the staff to reference the older Ultras?
Figured as much. Thanks.
It would have been nice if they dug a little deeper, though - that scene where Hikaru and Taro used Jack's barrier to bust out of hyperspace was cooler than the L1 finisher parade that seems to pop up in most of these fights.
Ah, I see.
I don't really see the point of those country restriction video. Once I searched there was a 40 or so years later TAC team on their channel. But it was restricted so I gave up and haven't seen the the video.
>I don't really see the point of those country restriction video. Once I searched there was a 40 or so years later TAC team on their channel. But it was restricted so I gave up and haven't seen the the video.
Tsubaraya has been very good to their overseas audiences. Ultraman Retsuden has been available worldwide via youtube for at least three years. But they are also tangled by a legal matter with another party concerning the rights to their older series. Generally, any appearance of those older series are restricted outside Japan.
Most views are from a bunch of Japanese autists watching the video like 100 times per day
>But to be honest, I don't see him being fat in that image. Isn't only his face round?
Dan is kind of chubby fit, he's fit to an extent but still has some noticeable fat on him. Doesn't help that the hideous outfit (MAC uniform worst uniform) just gives him a double-chin with that collar.
You can see Dan's chest actually bounce a bit in that episode of Seven, where he ran shirtless.
>inb4 'why are you paying attention to Dan's titties, Anon?'
Why did you see Dan's shirtless scene loop over and over, anon?
Yeah, they show there are two car in the hangar all the time but always use only one.
Maybe the reason is because they just don't have enough pilot. Asuna is able to pilot the tank. But in Xio's eyes, Daichi is just a weak kid and can't handle the burden of piloting. Not to mention, as he is an important member of researching team, they can't actually put him in danger by joining combat with the monster.
Sorry for my bad english.
>Maybe the reason is because they just don't have enough pilot. Asuna is able to pilot the tank. But in Xio's eyes, Daichi is just a weak kid and can't handle the burden of piloting. Not to mention, as he is an important member of researching team, they can't actually put him in danger by joining combat with the monster.
The jet is usually piloted by Wataru and Hayato, though.
At this point it's obvious that viewership and toy sales aren't stopping Tsuburaya from making good toku. Mebius is a prime example of that. SHT has become the epitome of actual toy commercials without any kind of substance. Why would you wish that on Ultra?
Toei heroes became bland toy commercials as a consequence of the shrinking viewership. Just a small example: Megaranger changed the sentai format of 20 mins to 24 because Bandai wanted more screentime for showing the toys and the Ohranger's fiasco was still an open wound. In fact, Carranger did barely better on ratings despite it's a fan-favorite now. Nevertheless, both Ohranger and Carranger got huge toys sales so Bandai has Toei by the balls. Also, Megaranger got a new timeslot on the sunday mornings, what eventually would mean the infantilization of the medium
A bigger viewership means more sponsors, less dependency on Bandai and the chance of taking risks
The Demaagas, Gargorgon, Rudian (although the design and suit were just modded from one of Mebius' aliens), Houlinga and of course, Greeza. The Cyber Gomora suit is pretty distinct from the regular one, but they are the same monster.
Were the Space Beasts in the Nexus episode new? I don't remember. It's been a while since I've watched the whole series.
>A bigger viewership means more sponsors, less dependency on Bandai and the chance of taking risks
Bandai is holding onto the IP of Toei heroes.
No matter how big the viewership Bandai is the one that is in full control.
In Ultraman Ginga S: Showdown! Ultra 10 Warriors!! Noa went out of gas, dumb down into Nexus, and got sealed after fighting Etelger.
Shining Zero is Zero (including Cosmos and Dyna ability) fuses with Ultimate Egis. By adding numbers Shining Zero is more powerful than Noa.
I'd still put Noa ahead of Shining Zero just due to how he was handled in Revenge of Belial. I know it sounds like an excuse, but I don't think they'd know how to write Noa at full power. At least Shining Zero, as broken as he can be, is a situational power-up.
Shining Zero is not a situational power-up, but the next step of Zero. The day Plasma Spark has chosen him he is the next god in the universe.
In UGS movie he can change into Shining by his own will. The description says the key to change is his mental state syncing with the Ultimate Bracelet, and become one.
The only thing left is his ability to control the Shining Star Drive, the BS he pulled to fuck up time.
Explained at official site
you can always call the official bullshit
trade off exceed, but gain ability to have all armor parts + slugger
too bad his parents are no more
That Ultimate Xanadium Beam looked even morre impact than the phoenix attack of Mebius. And that X Slugger throw! It has been a while since the last time i saw such final attack.
A great show, indeed. I wonder how can Ultraman always have likable cast and great story like this.
What a fantastic show.
although with this and OPM ending all I have left is Garo and Ghost and I'm not that into Ghost to be honest.
So If Daichi can't find this thing there will be a completely different outcome for the show.
Their souls have always watched over Daichi. Pretty inconvenient if you ask me.
I don't think the outcome will change much. They will still pull out an "all kaiju" equip like that. And maybe X will be even better with X using armors from start to finale instead of a toy CM and rainbow.
Daichi's parents are not "up there". They are inside the Xlugger.
Daichi's mom said there is no "noise" from the future at first, which means the world would have been destroyed by "unknown". She then found Xlugger and heard Daichi's voice. That confirms there is still a future through Xlugger.
Daichi's parents were vaporized with the NEVADA branch, but their "bonds" to their kid is strong and becomes part of Xlugger. The connection is being described as a rainbow. Whenever X becomes Exceed X, his parents are fighting by Daichi's side.
So in this episode Muramatsu and Ide were investigating bus crashes by getting on a bus ride. And it did not occur to them to pack some protective gear.
>Bandai will never make a passable Ultraman X vinyl
Ultra Act X when?
It was a beautiful ending to a good series. Not the strongest contender, but above par.
Also X is one of the only two Ultraman that didn't leave at the end of the series, the other being Victory.
I'm more bothered that X doesn't have an action figure in general, especially since Ginga and Victory got them in the previous series.
The armour gimmick just screams expansion sets. And unlike Victory, I can't just buy a figure as a substitute for an Ultra-act.
Just found this
https://media.giphy.com/media/xTk9ZXcvSInTf7asBq/giphy.gifin my FB feed, figured here would probably be the best place to ask who are these characters, where are they from and is there more?
Is this really an alternative end? I know X tend to be overshadowed by his more successful sempais but it'd be cool to see Zero, Ginga, Victory and the other Ultra guests to come back for the final battle. Hell, I even would love to see that Duke Fleed's lookalike from episodes 5 and 6.
Tiga was one of my favorite finales because different people that Daigo helped during the show came back to help him
Greeza is able to absorb all kinds of energy, and the only thing that can harm it is the Xlugger itself for some reason. It really depends on who revives it and what kind of ability it will lose on the stage.
My bet it will be Ultraman King, the one who works with miracle, comes out to solve the problem.
For those who can't attend the show the TV end will be good. But since Ultraman stage shows are said to be canon in their universe the ending on stage will be the true final. Even the producer said in the interview that crossover with other Ultraman is the main part of X story in initial planning of the series. A final (excluding movie) without the others seem to be somewhat lacking based on their plan.
I know the army and/or police tend to get in the way of most teams, but the officers Jack has to deal with seem especially stupid.
Only if someone takes pity on those who can't attend and puts a recording on youtube.
>Wataru's "OH I NEED TO SEE THAT SHIT" face
>Mamoru's left out face
This is probably the most upbeat finale in a while.
>that Duke Fleed's lookalike from episodes 5 and 6
You mean reboot KR 1?
The video code GRET-15, that .gif is from part 02 I'm pretty sure (as I didn't bother with the other parts.)
It's kind of shit, like most Giga stuff. But again, I only watched it for the male not-Ultraman, so I'm biased most likely.
what kind of fucking people do you even follow on Facebook?
Hopefully it'll be released on DVD, like many stageshows.
It's a shame there's no Ultra equivalent for Gaidens, because it really needs them.
>there's no Ultra equivalent for Gaidens
But, there is?
Er, you're right.
To clarify, I was thinking more like what Kamen Rider often gets, which I guess is pretty unfair to compare to given how the franchise is doing a lot better than Ultraman nowadays. I just want common supplementary material that isn't stageshow-exclusive, basically.
>I just want common supplementary material that isn't stageshow-exclusive, basically.
I think they might try to make that a thing going forward.
The side-stories are no where as common as the stageshows, though.
Plus, those don't involve Ultraman Max accidentally hitting people in the dick with an umbrella. Absolutely useless.
I guess, but for Ultraman especially so.
We don't get direct-to-DVD/BD side material nearly as much as Kamen Rider, so we're pretty much stuck sideshows we'll never see unless you go in-person, excluding the annual sideshow DVDs (not sure if there are BD releases)
Tiny head aside, I think 7X looks pretty cool.
What are the odds that Tiga turns out to be the giant that defeated Demaaga long ago? Seems like an easy connection to make.
If only X was some episodes more, we would have some kind of christmas special now.
If you don't watch Ultraman, why do you even here? Please go get a hobby or two.
Look like some kind of grunt monster.
It's very pausible that most people watching the X movie never watched X and came just for the change of seeing the past Ultras. That was the case with the Ultra brothers movies, Mebius had low ratings but its movie was a huge hit thanks to Shin Hayata and the old gang.
English is not my first language but the point is X can't carry his own movie so the past Ultras must return. The 3 or 4 Japanese neckbeards who watched X can't make profit
Mebius's cameos of old gang is pretty good. It make me want to try watching Ultraman series even more.
When i watch Mebius for the first time, I don't even know it has movies. So the episode 44 is the first time i saw Ace. On the episode's first half, when Seiji appeared, I thought, "What do this old man doing here?". Then after the episode + ending which is pretty touching, I immediately became Ace, Seiji and Yuuko's fan.
But Goh and Hayata's appearances didn't leave me a lot of impact back then. I don't even recognize Hayata when I watch Max. But after watching the original series, thinking back about the way Mebius's Mefilas's game of betrayal got busted, the cameo was pretty well done.
How Dan made an entrance was properly best of the four. A cowboy just appeared out of nowhere then even more sudden, he and Konomi were just making fire camp while Mebius was freezing to death.
I'd be lying if I said I didn't like them /fit/.
More like Belial's attitude. He even signed his name everywhere on the poster.
Don't overdo it -> Ultraman .
Who -> X
Shit -> Tiga
and a lot of w = lol.
I don't understand the fuo on the top.
I seriously think these 3 were once a single entity, not just Ginga and Lugiel.
The all shared the same theme of "Eternal Life", which they all have different interpretations.
Went through early interviews Etelgar's designed has been altered from a 4-legged beast with a huge orb in the chest and small ones all over the body to something we see now.
Just finished original Ultraman, Anyone thought the final fight with Zetton is a little anticlimax?
I thought the final weapon of humanity would be a cannon from the base of SSSP. Not a extension for the handgun. And Zetton was OHK by that thing.
Also, why Zoffy just brought lifes along like 1UP.
I thought it was pretty cool, actually. Even when Ultraman fell in battle, the SSSP were able to finish the fight for him.
>I thought the final weapon of humanity would be a cannon from the base of SSSP. Not a extension for the handgun. And Zetton was OHK by that thing.
Nah, that's not the SSSP's style. UGP had something like that, and it ended pretty badly for them.
That missile was some serious business, though. If they mass-produced that sucker, they'd never have to worry about monsters again.
>Also, why Zoffy just brought lifes along like 1UP.
Sometimes Zoffy can be cool like that.
In Leo, he is the one who knows the earth defender's identity, though. He knew if he didn't train Leo enough, everything is doomed.
To other captains (Except Sakomizu), the ultraman is just a brave human who can only fly fighter jet.
So we'll never see the sneak peak of the new movie?
Nexus was announced a while ago and Tsuburaya's YouTube channel put up a few episodes as a preview.
Hi, any of you have that huge chart of all the Ultra shows for newbies and shit? That was awesome.
Why is Zoffy in Superior 8 Brothers instead of Ace?
Anyone watched that? It is about monster's audition to appear in Belial movie. Pretty funny.
No, it's not these fangs.
The Gaia movie "Battle for Hyperspace" is pretty user-friendly. It's set in the real world and starts with little jimmy watching the latest episode of Gaia, then some stuff happens. As long as you can understand "Ultraman is a tv show that kids like" it's pretty accessible. I watched it w/ the same Rocky Horror cast that handled the KR ZO movie pretty well and they mostly like the Gaia movie too.
>It's not up yet, have Tsuburaya failed us aswell?
Tsubaraya are the only ones who love us
Am I the only one here that see strong similarities between Leo and Grendizer?
- Both have alien MCs who happen to be the last survivors of a dead planet
- Both are forced to faced the one who caused the destruction of their home planet
- Both receive the help from the MC of a previous show
Grendizer started 6 months after Leo's finale
It would be nice if he/she taped the whole song.
But Hokuto being a kid fits his original character, though. A lighthearted, hot blood guy is definitely more of a kid than trained soldier like Dan.
Pretty sure all of the main Ultraman series, aside from Dyna and Gaia, have subtitles. Most of them bootleg, however.
Somebody is scrubbing Ace as we speak, also.
It's not really crabsticks, just mediocre subs (there's a difference!)
The missing episodes (on MEGA) are the bigger issue than the subs, really. Mainly the missing first episode for Alien Nackle(?), which was an important two-parter of the series.
Yeah, the sets will occasionally screw up and drop a line, phrase something awkwardly, or mistranslate a name or year, but they're way better than your standard crabsticks. I wish Gaia/Dyna, the Ultra Q sequels and the anime Ultras were so lucky.
How are the Cosmos subs?
Cosmos is the same thing, really. It's overall fine to read, but there are times where it translates something oddly. There's also cases of the subs using the wrong name or term, when the correct word was clearly said (like interchanging a character's first and last names).
The subs for the opening are timed poorly, and sometimes, whoever subbed the show cannot decide if they want to subtitle the ED or the actual dialogue at the end of the show (Cosmos has many episodes where the ED kind of blends with the ending of the episode, like your typical final episode.) It's pretty comfy t b h, I wish more Ultra series did that.
Also Fubuki best boy
my favourite Ultraman
Ginga S ep. 11
your favourite Ultraman
Kamen Rider Kiva
Ultraman Cosmos ep. 66
Why does they write Moebius instead of Mebius in a recommend chart for new people?
Just like every wiki ever.
Anyone know where to download that bootleg sub of Ace? It seems that subtitle maker who did 1-15 dropped it.
Japanese subtitle works fine, too.
> It seems that subtitle maker who did 1-15 dropped it.
They haven't. The scrubber is up to 20 now.
Because Mebius is moe
>preferring the fat-ass autist instead of the hot greaser who could beat you up while you get a boner
I'm rewatching the Mega Monster Battle movie, and Ultraman 80 starts rambling on about Minus Energy. He does the same thing in Revenge of Belial.
Is 80 just full of shit? Do the other Ultras just let him ramble autistically about 'muh Minus Energy' and quietly chuckle behind his back?
You ever know someone who majored in something less than popular, and constantly tried to relate situations to that major to make it seem more topical?
80 is that guy. He REALLY wants people to know he wrote a thesis and pioneered the study of an unknown
>Tsuburaya didn't do ultra shows for more than a decade.
They were producing movies and shows abroad. An American movie treatment (or two?), an American animated pilot, an Australian co-produced series and a an American co-produced series. Whether they were any good or not is irrelevant; even when the shows lost popularity in Japan, Tsubaraya was still producing Ultra.
Still Tiga was promoted as the first Ultra show in a long, long time. Similar to Kuuga, despite there were rider movies and specials during the 90s, not including the older autistic fanbase always demanding new rider shows and shitting over Ishinomori's attempts to modernize toku (see Changerion)
Everything after Taro was a downhill, popularity-wise.
- Leo was a flop
- 80 was a flop
- Tiga/Dyna/Gaia never achieved the success of their predecessors
- After the fresh air that was Cosmos for the franchise's popularity, everything went to hell with the Ultra N project
- Mebius had low ratings and its movie's huge B.O. cimented the nostalgia pandering
- Literally nobody on Japan watched X
>not including the older autistic fanbase always demanding new rider shows and shitting over Ishinomori's attempts to modernize toku (see Changerion)
Wait, really? Ouch. I don't know about anyone else, but I'm not sure how one can consciously back Rider after learning this.
I thought all those facts were common knowledge. Not discussing the shows's quality, in fact I'm currently watching Leo and fucking enjoying it despite Japan hated it during its original run
>Because Rider fans exist in their own little world where anything that isn't directly comparable to Rider doesn't exist. Always have been.
This reminds me, I have a friend who knows someone like that (putting aside blabbering about darkness and transhumanism). What a pitiful existence to have.
>An American movie treatment (or two?)
Just one. It didn't do very well at all, but hey, at least it had Kane Kosugi, so it had that going for it I guess.
Ultraman was already struggling after Leo and took a 6 year break before Tsuburaya tried it again with 80.
But the same thing happened with Kamen Rider too...
>4 year break between Stronger and Skyrider.
>6 year break between Super-1 and and Black.
>11 year break between Black and Kuuga.
Black was well-received by the audience though, it even got a second season. In rider case, I think the hiatus was caused by the audience's decreasing interest on toku and the fact Toei had to share the profit with Ishinomori Pro while sentai and metal heroes were property of the studio