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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Destoroyah of Worlds » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:40 pm

Living Corpse wrote:Well since a Shin Ultraman film was announced, seems fitting I announce this. I'm a filthy casual when it comes to Ultraman. I've seen every Godzilla, Gamera and King Kong film but when it comes to Ultraman I've only seen a handful of things. There's just so many shows and movies I get overwhelmed, I almost suspect I'm gonna die before I ever catch up.

I'm a casual too. I've owned the Ultraman series since 2015 or so and i still haven't watched it.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:46 pm

I'm mostly a casual. I've seen the original, Ultraseven, Ultraman Gaia, and Nexus in their entirety and am in the process of watching Ultra Q and Neo Ultra Q. That said I don't really have any interest in the overly toyetic nature of the post Ultra Galaxy series.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Marp » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:18 am

I've been meaning to get into Ultraman but there's so much of it and it can be hard to find, y'know? Especially for a UK dweller like me where DVDs and Blu-rays of non-modern kaiju films are scarce. I try to avoid piracy as much as I can so I can ensure I have something to line up, hopefully my plans of getting a region free blu-ray player and Mill Creek's new Ultra Series Blu-rays will change that.

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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:36 am

Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:I'm mostly a casual. I've seen the original, Ultraseven, Ultraman Gaia, and Nexus in their entirety and am in the process of watching Ultra Q and Neo Ultra Q. That said I don't really have any interest in the overly toyetic nature of the post Ultra Galaxy series.

I would say watching the original and Ultraseven and the rest you mentioned makes you more then a casual. There’s so much it’s hard to digest...


Anyways I might get back on the Ultraman train to finish up the remaining series I have left and watch them raw for Japanese practice.

My Kaiju confession now is I don’t wish I was a 60’s kid, but I wish I could live in some of the showa era movies with their aesthetics. 8-)
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby GuardianGhido » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:08 am

Ultraman is just so much stuff that only the most dedicated of fans would even think about watching all of it IMO. I myself have only watched Original, Seven, Tiga and Gaia.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby tyrantgoji » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:10 am

GuardianGhido wrote:Ultraman is just so much stuff that only the most dedicated of fans would even think about watching all of it IMO. I myself have only watched Original, Seven, Tiga and Gaia.


i saw Q,the original,Seven,Jack,some of Ace and Taro,Mebius,Max,Nexus and Tiga. That's the farthest i've ever got. Planning to watch more of Ace and Taro soon,and i also wanna get into Gaia

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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Living Corpse » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:43 am

I've seen the original series, Ultraman Nexus, and 2 of the movies, one was Ultraman: The Next, and one with Belia (SP?). I wanna get into Ultraman Orb (yes I'm aware of how toyline-y that show is). I have the PS2 game based on the original series, you guys should play it if you haven't, it's a lot of fun.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby DirektorSplennic » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:11 am

I've seen half of the original series and one episode of Max (the one where he forgets how to be an Ultra). I've also seen a bunch of the fights from different series on YouTube.

I gravitate more to collecting the Ultra Monster Series figures before they downsized them with the 500 line. Some of those vinyls that came out in the early 2000's are some of the best kaiju vinyls I've ever seen.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby attilagodzilla » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:03 pm

for some reason I have oy watched Gamera 3
I watched Godzilla as a kid and was sold on it, but somehow Gamera doesn't really spark my interest, even if I like Gamera 3
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:16 am

While it’s no Kaiju Kino, Yamato Takeru is pretty great and is severely under appreciated on this site.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Stump Feet » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:11 am

LSD Jellyfish wrote:While it’s no Kaiju Kino, Yamato Takeru is pretty great and is severely under appreciated on this site.

Watched it once without subs, couldn’t understand a lick of it :lol:
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:47 pm

Eh Yamato Takeru was kinda boring. The sword fights were pretty clunky too. The human action in Toho's Heisei era toku films was largely underwhelming, even as late as Final Wars. I mean look at the quality of the fight scenes in GFW compared to other films directed by Kitamura. They look pretty lame in comparison.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Stump Feet » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:51 pm

I wasn’t a big fan of it honestly from what I could grasp, I feel like The Three Treasures would be more up my ally.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby edgaguirus » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:51 am

GuardianGhido wrote:Ultraman is just so much stuff that only the most dedicated of fans would even think about watching all of it IMO. I myself have only watched Original, Seven, Tiga and Gaia.


Ultraman has more lives than a cat, so kudos to you if you can see all of it. As for myself, I've seen little of him. I have the original series, and have watched Great and some of Tiga.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Leviarex » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:49 pm

Despite being one of the Godzilla franchise's biggest fans, I'm actually rooting for The Dragonzord in the upcoming death battle against Mechagodzilla. Why though I can't really say.

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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Stump Feet » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:40 am

Leviarex wrote:Despite being one of the Godzilla franchise's biggest fans, I'm actually rooting for The Dragonzord in the upcoming death battle against Mechagodzilla. Why though I can't really say.

Are you even allowed to say that here?
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Living Corpse » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:44 am

Leviarex wrote:Despite being one of the Godzilla franchise's biggest fans, I'm actually rooting for The Dragonzord in the upcoming death battle against Mechagodzilla. Why though I can't really say.


Probably cause Power Rangers are OP.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby GuardianGhido » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:01 am

Kinda depends on which incarnation they use tbh. I can see Early Showa, GMK (the guy would make a great Power Rangers villain) or 84goji losing. The likes of Legendary, Shin, Final or Earth however, they wouldn't stand a chance.
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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Living Corpse » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:11 am

GuardianGhido wrote:Kinda depends on which incarnation they use tbh. I can see Early Showa, GMK (the guy would make a great Power Rangers villain) or 84goji losing. The likes of Legendary, Shin, Final or Earth however, they wouldn't stand a chance.


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Re: Kaiju Fan Confessions

Postby Stump Feet » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:12 am

GuardianGhido wrote:Kinda depends on which incarnation they use tbh. I can see Early Showa, GMK (the guy would make a great Power Rangers villain) or 84goji losing. The likes of Legendary, Shin, Final or Earth however, they wouldn't stand a chance.

MECHAGODZILLA vs. Dragonzord, not Godzilla
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