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Re: ULTRA-THREAD 2.0

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 8:19 am
by Darth Kiryu
Gothicserpent wrote:I just wish the transformations were shorter.

Same. Seems the more influence Bandai gets, the longer the transformations are. Which is weird, because the Rider transformations are still relatively short, and often combined on top of each other with multiple Riders.

Re: ULTRA-THREAD 2.0

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 7:19 pm
by Kaiju no Kami
I finally started the anime today. Got through the first 4 episodes and they were all right. There are some cool ideas and concepts, but some stuff is moving way too slowly for my taste. I also don't like how Ide is now super serious when he was supposed to be the comedic character. The other issue is good god is the animation horrible. Sometimes it looks like they are moving in slow motion and the CGI on the faces is horrendous. Not to mention there same 3 animation models keep appearing as background characters, especially the girl in the red hoodie.

That aside, I am curious to see where this story is headed. I do hope an opening theme starts up soon because right now it's kind of wrong not having one of those. It doesn't help that there is no ending theme either, so everything comes across feeling so generic in that regard.

Re: ULTRA-THREAD 2.0

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 11:13 am
by Darth Kiryu
There is an ending theme though.

Re: ULTRA-THREAD 2.0

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 2:52 pm
by Kaiju no Kami
Darth Kiryu wrote:There is an ending theme though.


Not really. It's just generic music. I meant a real ending theme like every anime ever has.

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Finished it, not bad in the last four episodes, pretty cool actually. I was expecting the Zettonian dude to be revealed as a spy/traitor at the end of the season, but I guess that will end up being next season or something. Either way, that dude is totally behind the assassinations as he even set Ace up.

Oh yeah, I'm a little confused on the character's ages. Rena was born during Ultraman's tenure on Earth, Shinjiro was a year or two after. How is Rena in high school still since she would have to be 20?

Re: ULTRA-THREAD 2.0

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 11:22 pm
by Vakanai
Kaiju no Kami wrote:
Darth Kiryu wrote:There is an ending theme though.


Not really. It's just generic music. I meant a real ending theme like every anime ever has.

Added in 1 day 4 hours 47 minutes 7 seconds:
Finished it, not bad in the last four episodes, pretty cool actually. I was expecting the Zettonian dude to be revealed as a spy/traitor at the end of the season, but I guess that will end up being next season or something. Either way, that dude is totally behind the assassinations as he even set Ace up.

Oh yeah, I'm a little confused on the character's ages. Rena was born during Ultraman's tenure on Earth, Shinjiro was a year or two after. How is Rena in high school still since she would have to be 20?

Got held back a couple grades?

Re: ULTRA-THREAD 2.0

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:30 pm
by Millenial88
I just finished watching Netflix Ultraman and feel largely satisfied with what I saw. Having never read the manga, I found the story to be pretty compelling to see unfold (especially Pigmon/Igaru’s arc) and the action felt stellar throughout. But what I love most about it is that while it has the aesthetic signs of a mature & gritty reboot of Ultraman, it builds on the franchise’s quirk of humanizing monsters and aliens, making the modern reworkings of classic characters far more enjoyable to watch than I thought they would. It’s a subtle yet endearing trait that makes the Ultra Series stand out for me and the production team turned it into this show’s strength

All in all, I absolutely dug the Netflix series. Scratch that. TsuPro should just throw away any plans to make an American Ultraman series and just go full steam ahead with this. I had my doubts when the news broke, but I have officially been proven wrong.

Re: ULTRA-THREAD 2.0

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 4:59 am
by Kaiju no Kami
BTW, I loved DC Douglas' voice for the Zettonian dude.

Re: ULTRA-THREAD 2.0

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 8:02 am
by Millenial88
Kaiju no Kami wrote:BTW, I loved DC Douglas' voice for the Zettonian dude.


Absolutely! Along with Steve Blum as Adad.

Re: ULTRA-THREAD 2.0

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 4:38 am
by Birdman
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Re: ULTRA-THREAD 2.0

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 7:31 am
by Darth Kiryu
Valky!

That's what I took away from all that.

Re: ULTRA-THREAD 2.0

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:01 am
by Tyrant_Lizard_King
Started Neo Ultra Q today. Pretty solid show so far. Surprisingly dark and dramatic for a Tsuburaya production.

Re: ULTRA-THREAD 2.0

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:08 pm
by GodzillaXGomoraFight
Breezed through the anime in about 2-3 days. Overall, I like that it is a sequel to the original series, which I am most familiar with. I liked that they incorporated classic kaiju and seijin like Baltan and Black King (found it funny that he was complaining how an Ultraman killed his cousin years ago). I liked Seven's characterization in this series as it reminded me a lot of how Seven was portrayed in Ultraman Leo. I appreciate that they respect the franchise while bringing new ideas to the table.

I also finished Ultra-Q a few months ago. I can't remember too many particulars, but I found it interesting that it had a Twilight Zone vibe. I think Ultraman is the superior show, but I respect Ultra-Q for laying the foundation for this franchise. It really serves as a bridge between Godzilla and Ultraman.

Re: ULTRA-THREAD 2.0

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:39 pm
by Kaiju no Kami
See, I hate Seven in Leo, so I don't care for Seven in this series.

Re: ULTRA-THREAD 2.0

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:45 pm
by GodzillaXGomoraFight
Kaiju no Kami wrote:See, I hate Seven in Leo, so I don't care for Seven in this series.

I didn't like Seven in Leo for the most part too. It wasn't till the end of his character arc that I began to appreciate his character more. I haven't watched all of Ultraseven yetN but it definitely isn't like his Leo character as far as I remember.

Re: ULTRA-THREAD 2.0

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:01 pm
by MM Raids Again
So, watching the original Ultraman and finished Cosmos has gotten me a bit hyped for the new series. Still glad Gymaira from 80 is making a long awaited return, but what other handful of older kaiju do you hope to see revived? It seems each series really isn't doing too many, but I do have a short wishlist...

1. Geronimon - from the OG series, why he hasn't made a comeback yet is beyond me.
2. Red & Black Gillas - The bros from the first episodes of Leo.
3. A Jonias kaiju - With this series featuring an Ultra from Jonias' homeworld, it would seem appropriate to revive one of the monsters in live action form... maybe with a cameo from Jonias himself?
4. A Cosmos kaiju - After finishing the series, I really want to see one return. Preferably someone like Bolgils or Ridorias, both of whom have suits still laying around.
5. Gabura - From Ultraseven
6. Gabora - From Ultraman

Re: ULTRA-THREAD 2.0

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:27 pm
by Millenial88
MM Raids Again wrote:So, watching the original Ultraman and finished Cosmos has gotten me a bit hyped for the new series. Still glad Gymaira from 80 is making a long awaited return, but what other handful of older kaiju do you hope to see revived? It seems each series really isn't doing too many, but I do have a short wishlist...

1. Geronimon - from the OG series, why he hasn't made a comeback yet is beyond me.
2. Red & Black Gillas - The bros from the first episodes of Leo.
3. A Jonias kaiju - With this series featuring an Ultra from Jonias' homeworld, it would seem appropriate to revive one of the monsters in live action form... maybe with a cameo from Jonias himself?
4. A Cosmos kaiju - After finishing the series, I really want to see one return. Preferably someone like Bolgils or Ridorias, both of whom have suits still laying around.
5. Gabura - From Ultraseven
6. Gabora - From Ultraman


It would be interesting to see a Jonias kaiju be brought to life with suitimation. May I suggest Magudata?

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Re: ULTRA-THREAD 2.0

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:35 pm
by LamangoKaijura
MM Raids Again wrote:So, watching the original Ultraman and finished Cosmos has gotten me a bit hyped for the new series. Still glad Gymaira from 80 is making a long awaited return, but what other handful of older kaiju do you hope to see revived? It seems each series really isn't doing too many, but I do have a short wishlist...

1. Geronimon - from the OG series, why he hasn't made a comeback yet is beyond me.
2. Red & Black Gillas - The bros from the first episodes of Leo.
3. A Jonias kaiju - With this series featuring an Ultra from Jonias' homeworld, it would seem appropriate to revive one of the monsters in live action form... maybe with a cameo from Jonias himself?
4. A Cosmos kaiju - After finishing the series, I really want to see one return. Preferably someone like Bolgils or Ridorias, both of whom have suits still laying around.
5. Gabura - From Ultraseven
6. Gabora - From Ultraman

Oh Geronimon's an easy one. He skreeonking died.
Gillas, it's said Planet Magma is literally FILLED with Gillas, not just black and red ones either. So they could come back.
... Lidorias and Bolgils did appear recently.
Gabura I agree on.
Gabora WAS slated to appear in one of the recent series, I think it was X, but they decided to keep the suit Magura.

Who I want to come back is Gorgos, the rock monster from Ultra Q.

Re: ULTRA-THREAD 2.0

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:04 am
by Vakanai
Besides the original series which I know is on DVD at least if not blu-ray, are there any other Ultraman series on disk for America that you would suggest checking out?

Re: ULTRA-THREAD 2.0

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:03 am
by Kaiju no Kami
Vakanai wrote:Besides the original series which I know is on DVD at least if not blu-ray, are there any other Ultraman series on disk for America that you would suggest checking out?


Seven. If you can find it for a good price, there's also Tiga. Otherwise, that's it. Ultraman is seriously depraved in the US.

Re: ULTRA-THREAD 2.0

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:28 am
by eabaker
Kaiju no Kami wrote:Ultraman is seriously depraved in the US.


Yes, anytime Ultraman crosses the Pacific to arrive on these shores, he abandons all morality.