Previous: >>19530936Official Site:[En] https://ultramangalaxy.com/[JP] https://m-78.jp/z/>YouTube OFFICIAL Channel:https://www.youtube.com/user/tsuburaya/>Ultra Pastebin - UPDATED Edition:https://pastebin.com/G6wEEZC8 >Newbie Guide:https://capesandcoolscarves.wordpress.com/2020/07/24/return-of-so-you-want-to-watch-ultraman/>Ultra Kaiju Battle Breeder (SRW-like Tactical RPG Mobage):https://apps.qoo-app.com/en/app/6662>Ultras Music Library (Ucok's Collection):http://origintokuaniota-universe.blogspot.com/2017/10/download-all-ultraman-song-music.html?m=1>The Birth of Ultramanhttps://mega.nz/file/eg5WkS4b#Vi7qrbZcXoOh2wrZCIP1ItSKwl9SYqkKaAGQ1w2akTg>Anon's GDoc of Specials & Random Shithttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QHrzSDi9-cy_UbGm5JkTRJKa-DA_l7wBlvz2O1mCAg8/edit?usp=sharingNEWS>Shin Ultraman Delayed>Trigger teaser, https://twitter.com/tsuburayaprod/status/1377274506121637894 >Mega Monster Battle & Ultraman Zero collection in June from Mill Creek
Happy 15th anniversary, Mebius!
>>19542336Finally a new Ultraman that looks decent!
>>19542357Z was handsome though.
>>19542365Weird way to spell ugly.
>>19542365only alphe edge
12:00 pm just passed in Japan, and Tsupro just announced there will be a special event at the end of the month on Tsuburaya Exhibition, and Takaya Aoyagi is going to give a speechNow we'll wait for 2:00 pm, if there's nothing, Trigger's reveal is probably next week
>>19542382gamma future is more handsome than you
>>19542391https://twitter.com/tsuburayaprod/status/1379992589454036993Do they do press conferences for Ultraman like other toku shows, or do you think this is something else?
>>19542453They do presscon, but Z was the first time it has no audience and went Youtube live instead because of covid. Taiga was supposed to have a presscon on Tokyo Toy Show 2019 but then they only play the trailer, probably because of the Pirika actress switching.
Anyone have the Uchusen Ribut, Tregear & Tartarus scan?
>>19542336Damn he looks good
>>19542469Seen an anon posting Detail of Zenkaiger scans on /ssg/ and it seems like the same guy as usual, dunno if he scanning the Ultra pages.
>>19542471It's wholesome how these two are still close with each other now even after 15 years
>>19542211For completion's sake, dumping the last four
>>19542462Ah gotcha, they'll probably do the same for this year then. This must be for something else unless juggler's actor is involved again.
>>19542516>translation for Dyna's grunt
>>19542336I-I'm not the only who thinks Trigger-Sama is kinda handsome, right fellas?
>>19542453Watch it when they reveal it's a new Juggler spin off series on Tsuburaya Imagination
>>19542457he looks like a rapist
>>19542740He was supposed to be the 2nd coming of Odagiri Joe
>>19542751No, he was aiming to be one, guess it didn't happen.
#ウルトラマンメビウス15周年 is trending on Japan Twitter.
Pretty surprised Gamma Future got an SHF first before the other forms, but it's understandable since Bandai is probably banking on the TDG/Trigger Hype Train.Say, if Z really does appear in Trigger, this form is going be use very often I guarantee lol
>>19542910>tfw Trigger's Power form and Beta Smash do a fucking doomsday device on a kaiju.
>>19542336Who do you guys guess is the suit actor? His proportion looks really close to the original Tiga
>>19542956I think it's still going to be Hideyoshi Iwata
>>19542986But he has a huge head...
>>19542391Well boys, it's probably going to be next week.
>>19542336I don't think this is actually the real suit, his eyes seems wider and i feel like the proportion seems kinda odd when compare to the silhouette. Might be fan made or at least a renditionStill, I'm excited to see how his real suit will look like, when Tsupro decide to reveal it that is...
>>19542469Go buy the magazine.
>>19542476I'm not this "same guy" and I'm not doing the Ultraman stuff.
>>19540707I guess we'll just have to wait for the anon from the previous thread to post it then
>>19543035>>19543036Why so harsh anon? We get it that Sentai just got its first Uchusen detail pages since Kyuranger, don't be salty
>>19543049Fuck you cock sucking leeches. Go beg your Covid spreading Wuhan bitch for the scans.
>>19543033I went to the Weibo source, it's just a rendition
>>19543070Oh boohoo did somebody have a bad day?
>>19543070Someone's mad Toei didn't do anything special for the Sentai 46th anniversary
>>19543036>>19543049>>19543084>>19543085Y'all need to cool off, this /m78/ not a intergalactic kegger.
>>19543104Thank you Ultraman Taro!
>>19543085>46th anniversaryThat's a weird landmark to celebrate
>>19543116Zenkaier is on the 46th year, but it's the 45th series overall, kinda like Kamen Rider Decade being the 10th Heisei Rider but is celebrating the 9th anniversary
Today is DAIGO's birthday, he played Taiga (Zero's host) in Ultraman Saga. He did came back to sing R/B movie theme & interview for Zero's 10th anniversary. Hoping maybe he'll appear in Trigger since he's also a GUTS member
>>19542357Shin Ultraman looks good.
Out of curiosity, anyone know how was TsuPro's special effects compare to the west's like Hollywood in the 60s and 70s? I know they were probably not on par with big Hollywood production simply due to the massive different in the resources and experiences, but that was such a distant time in cinema history I have a hard time grasping it.
>>19543149Doesn't at one point, Eiji Tsuburaya owns the world most expensive special effect machine that he bought in New York? Otherwise, I don't really know how eastern SFX compare to western sfx in the 60's
>>19543145I won't say it's a good design, but it's pretty unique, and literally it's a love letter to the very first original design & concept for Ultraman, which is really cool
>>19543149When he had a budget Eiji could do things no other could at the time.
They made an official Twitter account for the Mebius comic compilation, which is for Mebius' 15th anniversaryhttps://mobile.twitter.com/mebius_g_0623
>>19543205Wow, even this has a Twitter account. I hope that translators pick this up since it will now compiled and easier to get.
>>19543158I find that hard to believe since rich special effect autist like Kubrick was around during that period
So many anniversaries.
>>19543205I just knew that this comic got Zero too.
>>19543205The main TsuPro account really didn't post anything about Mebius 15th huh? It got into Twitter trend some hours ago.
>>19543252The international account did make a tweet for Mebius' anniversary, the same with Jack a few days before his anniversaryTsupro Japan probably waiting to announce Mebius on Youtube or something for the anniversary
Which ultra show had the worst ending? My pick would be Ace, it just came out of nowhere and felt weird overall
>>19543329In recent show, I think Taiga got one of the worst ending, probably because the series ending doesn't really feel complete unless you watch the movie
Some lad translated the Gridman/Diaclone crossover, the writer seems to have worked on other Takara stuff and it's a fun little story.https://www.deviantart.com/zer0stylinx/journal/Diaclone-VS-Gridman-Chapter-1-871606630
Kohei Murakami (Kamen Rider Kaixa) on Mebius anniversary, he even has the keychain Bandai release last year lolhttps://mobile.twitter.com/kohei__murakami/status/1380109563152592896
>>19543433I thought his character was Isana
>>19543433>still wants to complete the toku trinity of transformation after Kaixa and Zyuoh Birdbased
>>19543076For a rendition that's a good one. Except the eye, that looks weird.
>>19543433What a guy!
>>19543158No, but he did own an Oxberry Optical Printer 1900 at a time when only there was only one other studio with the money to own one: Disney.
>>19543255>tfw when it was worth deep-delving into Jissouji's output and then stalking that Chinese torrent for a month to get the raw because I found someone willing to translate itHonestly never expected him to say yes, what a dude.
>>19543533Was that used for making the Baltan's after images effect? It really blew me away when I first saw it
>>19543654It was used for all the filming of Ultra Q, Man, and Seven. It had no audio recording capability, which is why everything has such odd sound quality: It's all dubbed in post.
>>19543203When the fuck is criterion putting out Rodan? We all know they have the license. I really wish they'd do aragon too, I got the jp bds a while ago and they look incredible.
>>19543128I hope not
>>19543433>Murakami as Trigger Dark
Suda mentioning SHF Gamma Future in a stream, he has been really showing his Ultra fanboyism lately, started with Z last yearhttps://mobile.twitter.com/ash_mann1021/status/1380151147219070986
>>19543894Has Suda written for TV before, I know he's done games and manga but I wanna see an Ultra episode written by him.
I thought I already saw these on /m78/ but I guess not. Say what you want about Twitter but some nice stuff does show up once in awhile.
>>19543957God he's so fucking cool
That's all i've found.
>>19543996>Even his shoes has cryptic designDamn
>>19543957>>19543996>>19544006An anon posted the Z ones but not Tartersauce or Ribut.
>>19543076link to the source?
>>19544036the Z ones are from his own book (Detail of Heroes Z UNISON) while Tartarus, Ribut and Early Tregear are from the newest Uchusen this month.
>>19544113Yeah, if I'm not wrong the Z book is actually a compilation of all the Z scans from previous Uchusen magaizine issues, plus some new one like Geed & Juggler
>>19544053>https://m.weibo.cn/detail/4621582540215039>>19544036"Tartersauce" Love it!Not his I got these here: https://twitter.com/CosmoFan219
>>19544015I like the black parts on the joint areas of his suit, make him look agile
>>19543996>>19544002>design generally looks like he's wearing some kind of armor>BIG, MEATY GOLDEN THIGHS
>>19543128>Zero shoving his face in a TDG continuation showFor the love of god please no. Saga sucked shit.
>>19543996>>19543957>>19544002Cool design, shame about the show so far
>>19544270I mean Zero don't need to appear. Just would like to see him returning alongside Asuka as fellow GUTS members in Trigger
>>19543196>I won't say it's a good design,I won't say you have taste.
>>19544002I love his design.>>19544015Ribut mini series when.
>>19543996His legs remind me of DIO's.
>>19543329RoU's ending is the worst
>>19543329Return probably gets my vote, mainly because of how badly they handled Zetton, my favorite kaiju. If anything this was the beginning of him becoming power level fodder. It was also just a shittier version of the Knackle episodes.In turn, what are your favorite finales? I’d say the original, Seven, 80, Tiga, And Mebius.
d-dynabros i thought you supposed to be tiga's successor
>>19543149They compare pretty modestly in terms of technical frontiering. But in terms of much of their craft and attention they're still impressive. Compare Ultraman and Ultraseven to anything on TV in the West at the time.
>>19544526Dyna’s in the same world but it’s not reliant on Tiga beyond a few kaiju and Super GUTS’ name and ranking. It’s essentially a standalone series.
>>19544526he was never really tiga’s successor imo, just more like what Ace was to Jack.
>>19544518I like Mebius’ whole ending saga starting from the Yapool episodes up to the end. Gaia’s three oart finale was awesome too
>>19544518Seven's is kind of depressing. So is the original's. Like, damn. Imagine being left with the end of seven for like 4 years before return aired. I bet it bummed a ton of kids out.
>>19544638But they had Ultra Fight in the meantime!
>>19544638>Seven's is kind of depressing. So is the original'sHow do you figure?
>>19544685Both of them are basically the Ultra dying and then having to fly off into the sunset, never seen again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHG0e4VtQLEThe absolute lad who has been uploading the Sevenger Fight episodes is uploading Redman episodes.
>>19544685>Ultraman loses his final fight and has to be taken away so he doesn’t die>Ultraseven is slowly dying and leaves unceremoniously so he doesn’t immediately die
>>19544689>>19544777They still help save the day and ultimately survive. I wouldn't call that depressing.
>>19544812I was pretty bummed out when I first saw Zetton “kill” Ultraman. He had some tough enemies throughout the show, but Zetton walked right through him, and it was depressing.
Is there anyway we could get Woo subbed.
>>19544845...with all of ultraman coming out on BD maybe subbers will get bored and turn to other tsuburaya productions?Sadly even if tsuburaya branches out and starts putting more stuff out in the west, it'd be stuff like gridman and mirrorman that we would get. Or rather, have already gotten.
>>19544685Seven's heavily implies that e dies at the end
>>19544518Seven, Tiga, Mebius, Orb, and Geed have the best finales
>>19544870I mean we only kinda have Gridman and Mirrorman, the subs for both are fucking terrible, but who knows we got the Ultra Q movie fan subbed and >>19540023 is subbing the Ultra Q documentary so maybe one day someone will sub Woo or crowdfund it like they did for the Q movie.
>>19544348The Ultraman face is both pointless and unnecessary for a non-Ultra villain. Maybe the Tsuburaya family should stop bowing down to chairman Xi and let Dark Lucifer actually happen
>>19545255>is both pointless and unnecessaryWhat reason does he need to look like that other than "it's cool"? The totally-not-color-timer is a bigger offender.
i'm a few episodes into ultraman z and there's a bunch of flashbacks to i think ultraman orb. should i watch that first? i feel like i was already supposed to know who juggler was.
>>19545352His storyline has more impact if you know who he is, but he explains his deal to Haruki when he's identity is exposed.Personally, I found Orb Juggler (and even Geed movie Juggler) way more entertaining, and I don't think I would have stood him in Z if I had watched Orb first.
>>19545352It helps to have seen Orb and Orb Origin saga before yeah, but honestly you can grasp his deal somewhat without them, in a way both new viewers and Haruki are caught off guard by him and his antics.
>>19545352You don't need to watch the previous show to understand Juggler in Z, since even Haruki doesn't really about him & later on he'll explain his motivation anywayBut you could watch Orb after Z just to see how that dude evolved from a maniac to a cool leader lol
>>19545349>Belial>Tregear>All the one off/lesser Evil Ultras that pop up like Imitation Belial, Darklops Zero, Evil Orb, Ultra Dark Killer, etc.>New big bad, and it’s a “Totally Not Evil Ultra”Not that anon, but at this point it bores me.
>>19545482It may bores you anon, but Tsupro/Bandai probably still making it since evil Ultras are a craze now, same with how they are dozens of evil Riders and people will still buy their toys, and with Trigger Dark incoming, I don't think the trend will stop soon desu
>>19545506I hate that argument though. Just because something’s popular doesn’t make it inherently good. Twilight was popular and a craze too.
>>19545536Bandai also like it since they're usually simple reskins (Darkness Ultras, Dark Zagi), so cheap stuff to make.
>>19543149God tier model effects. Not just on science fiction films, tons of war films too. Some of which were Imperial propaganda films that got him in trouble with the Occupation Forces when they came to light, he did some work on the cheap for lower budget productions like The Invisble Man Appears.Beyond that, lots and lots of optical effects and superimposition. Some of which was done better on Hollywood but not on such a scale, production schedule or sheer volume of output.
>>19545536I'm saying it's necessarily good, I'm just saying they're making it for the trends and money obviously
>>19544714BasedAlso episode 4 of Sevenger Fight was surprisingly cute
>>19545545>>19545550Not that anon but your argument is essentially "It's good because a corporation says it is." and you're treating our criticism of this design choice as a personal attack on Bandai and TsuPro
>>19545545Tartarus is not a reskin of anything, it's an original mold with ahead that honestly doesn't even fit in with the rest of the design, the rest of the design calls for a face that's more bestial or devilish since "Tartarus" was the Greek underworld, but nothing in the design remotely screams a Hell motif
>>19545936No, the point is that while "I'm tired of dark ultras" is a valid feeling, it on itself is not a valid criticism because ultimately they get done becausd they're popular, so more people are NOT tired of dark ultras.
>>19545962This wasn't about feelings, this was about the design choice being objectively pointless, and you saying it's just personal opinion and placing corporations up on a pedestal like they can do no wrong
>>19546141>being objectively pointless,How is is OBJECTIVELY pointless if it's clearly done to appeal to fans' tastes?
>"it's good because a corporation says it is">"that's now hat I'm saying at all">says exactly that but reworded
>>19546150Because the fans don't actually care if they resemble and Ultra or not. your assumption is false. Are you going to call up your Bandai Yakuza buddies to pose as "fans" to come to our houses and whack us to defend Bandai and TsuPro's honor?
taste isn't objective you weirdos now lets get back to talking about how Grigio is cute
>>19546169No one is talking about taste, either. You're gaslighting us into thinking this is a personal preference
>>19546163>Because the fans don't actually care if they resemble and Ultra or not.So you're saying Belial would still be exactly as popular if, say, we swapped his design with Windom's?
>>19546191You're conflating an Ultra with a non-Ultra now, for the sake of keeping Tartarus' status as Ultra or non-Ultra ambiguous. You're hoping I'm like a Japanese train autist and find a way to burn TsuPro with my mind, aren't you
>>19545550Ok, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be mentioned. Not sure what the relevance in pointing out that it’s successful is supposed to mean.
>>19546210No, I just think it's retarded that you insist that something is pointless when it comes to something influenced by toy/merchandise sales, because then it's perfectly fucking clear that the reason is "because it sells more this way."
>>19546191There’s a difference there. Belial’s gimmick was being the first official evil Ultra in the original timeline. But after him it just became repeats, and many times it didn’t need to be an evil Ultra.
>>19546225I thin you're using sales as a crutch for everything because you think quantity implies quality by default. >>19546222He's pointing it out to shut discussion down for TsuPro and Bandai marketing
>>19546231I don't get anon's point in acting like Belial is "just some guy" tier like Windom
TsuPro is lucky their fans aren't as crazy as the train autists
>>19543329I kinda wish X didn't get his movie because it was really nice to get an Ultra that stuck around and stayed part of the team.
>>19546240But X came back right at the end of the movie again.
>Inb4 they reveal Trigger wasn't even actually an Ultraman and was really Just some random entity that took on the appearance of one because GUTS ordered them to do so
>>19546236It would’ve made more sense to replace Ultra Dark Killer with Tyrant or Grand King.
>>19546270I'm goin to bet on Trigger being related to Camearra, due to the shape of the head crystal.
>>19546270I'm hoping for the "GUTS created Trigger based on Ancient Giant's technology" theory.
>Trigger is losing to a kaiju>An old man watching the fight from a distance>"I wish I have power again, to be an Ultraman again...">Spark Lens appear in his hand>Raises hand and trasnform>This guy appear
>>19546615His arc is done so I hope not.
>>19546504I saw that on the Ultraman reddit (I know) is that based on a trademark or something? I love the idea of some type of synthetic Evangelion like Ultraman though
>>19546668People are making this theory based on the trademark for the trasnformation item "GUTS Spark Lens" . It's pretty why the henshin item have the name of the attack team attach to it, so that's why there's all these theories that people came up with
>>19546615No, but him being a bigwig in GUTS SELECT or at the TPC would be cool. >>19546386It's her and Tiga's lovechild. >>19546231Well, we just have repeats of "misguided Ultra gets corrupted and REALLY goes evil". Like, we don't have a straight-up evil Ultraman who's just evil because it's his nature. Not counting stuff like Zagi, Mephisto or Faust since they're copies and Ultra-like beings. If we had an Ultraman who was just straight-up evil without being corrupted by some outside force, that'd be neat. Unrelated, but I'm rewatching Ultraseven again and the Ultra Guard's phone is just Ghidorah's roar. Really tickled me.
>>19546712Hmm... besides terranoid and ultroid zero this would be the first “created” ultraman then right? That could be interesting
>>19543996>>19544002God that looks sexy af. Unironically want to fuck it
>>19546386I wouldn’t doubt it if he was the lost son of Tiga and Camearra. TsuPro loves using the “son of” trope.
>>19546720>Well, we just have repeats of "misguided Ultra gets corrupted and REALLY goes evil". Like, we don't have a straight-up evil Ultraman who's just evil because it's his nature.Well I meant more that it was how he was sold. Before that there were no actual Ultras that were villains, just imitations.But once he existed, the Evil Ultra thing just went on rise and repeat more.
>>19546504Like I said, that could be very easy if they trained an alien to act like Ultraman
New mini series about human trying to take over M78
Some pics from the Ultraman collab event with Uni Lions baseball team in Taiwan
>>19547174I'm wondering how much Covid cases they have in Taiwan? Seems like awful lot of people here lolIf you want more pics, just search "Uni Lions" on Facebook and look at their main page
>>19547189>coofcrying>a quarter into 2021lol
>>19546270I mean King is also just a random entity who just kinda existed before the M78 people became Ultra, but looks very similar to them. Same with the Giants of Darkness in Neo Frontier really, they existed before Tiga became the first Giant of Light.
Ultraman stuff from the Uchusen Yearbook.
>>19547211Yes, because it's still a critical issue even with vaccines, you idiot.
>>19547450Zero with the cape lookin good. Wonder if we're gonna get more newer Ultras with capes.
>>19547456If King Joe is a gattai robot, I hope GUTS Falcon is a gattai jet, like GUTS Eagle in Dyna
>>19547461Hopefully Mebius, or at least 80 got the mantle treatment. Maybe in the next UGF
>>19547487Mebius deserves a fucking mantle.
>>19547598I think now that he's a full on mentor he will get one.
>>19547617Z being the first Ultra with a forward crest in 15 years is pretty interesting, since he will always stand out when together in a group. He's even a blue forward crest Ultra, which is even rarer lol
Apparently Z Gamma Future Figuarts pre-order already sold out within less than a hour after it started
>>19547742>P-Bandai SHFs selling out quick nowHoo boy
>>19547742>>19547750It's sold out and it's P-Bandai, FUCK.
>>19547750People over there aren't very happy about it lol
>>19547617>SHF Mebius with a cloakGod, please
HOW THE FUCK IS A P-BANDAI MADE-TO-ORDER SHF SOLD OUT?!?!?1 WHAT THE FUCK BANDAI?!!?!? GIMME GAMMA FUTURE
>>19547772That's what happens when you caters to both Z's & Tiga's popularity for your product
>>19546720You'd have to explain how a "bad seed" Ultra would have to come about, what would their circumstances of creation be?
>>19547793Probably like Titas, he was born as a son of traitors from u40 who rejected the light. That's why his body is mainly black, but he got sent back to u40 when he was still a baby , and was raised as a warrior
>>19547742Doesn't Bandai make a limit on how much you can purchase things after the Seihou Tiga incident? Either it's too popular, scalpers find ways to overcome the limit, or probably both
It's Zetton day, everyone. >>19547858Bandai is kinda retarded they somehow ignore the demand.
So what's this about Trigger and Trigger Dark? Are they split individuals, something like Lugiel and Ginga? Or like Orb and Dark Orb?
>>19547872we don't know anything concrete other than this pic
>>19547813I meant more of a "Bastard" Ultra instead of "I come from the hated political opposition" UltraYou're essentially saying u40 is Democrat and Titas is inherently bad for being the son of a Republican
>>19547860Post Zetton's and Zetton KG's
>>19547476>80 is going to have a dance off
>>19547860Wonder how they will handle Trigger's SHF release, since he's basically Tiga's anniversary Ultra, might be more popular than the usual base form release
>>19547872I think it's gonna be similar to Tiga and Tiga Dark, so Trigger Dark might be Trigger's original form
>>19547886Heller thought U40 should rule the universe, he was pretty fucking evil for an Ultra.
>>19547969>Amiami crashes so hard it kills the website permanently. All for Toriga, I guess.
>>19547969Same thing they did with Zero, let it sell out right away.
I honestly hope Trigger's henshin device isn't named GUTS spark lens. It would be better for him to have a distinctly named one
>>19548034Well GUTS Spark Lens is just the name they trademarked recently, so it could be 50/50 chance that's either Trigger's henshin device or it's for somebody else and Tsupro didn't trademark Trigger's henshin device for copyright reason (Z Riser also didn't get trademark if I'm not wrong?)
>>19547997Heller wasn't even an Ultra
>>19547872>>19547884Judging from this concept art they seem like different entities especially with how different Trigger Dark's design is aside from the head and color timer.
>>19548034Well I was hoping it was a gun. It'll be so cool to summon ultraman by shooting yourself in the head
>>19547969>Wonder how they will handle Trigger's SHF releaseDon't worry, they won't!
>>19548071I don't think that idea will pass the censorship board. Even in Kamen Rider Build there was supposed to be a villain who trasnform by shooting his head that was shown in early toy catalog leak, which obviously did not make it in the showThough gun henshin device would be cool, like Victory did
>>19542910Definitely hoping for a pic related scene between Z and Trigger.>>19548071That's a bit too edgy for Ultraman. I'm hoping for a changer than doubles as a weapon like with Victory or Nexus.>>19548034There were rumors that we're getting another Tiga with a different host. The GUTS Spark Lens could be the Spark Lens variant used by that character.
>>19542910I was actually expecting Alpha Edge to be the first form to get a figuart since it's the one that's used the most but apparently not.
>>19548134Alpha Edge already got one a while ago.
>>19548150Oh fuck I missed this....
>>19548134Alpha Edge was the first Figuarts from Z to be released, it will have a reissue this August if anyone's interestedAnd Figuarts Z Original still hasn't been released...
>>19546720The phone was bothering me for ALL of ultraman I was like where the fuck did I hear that before, then I realized it was just fucking ghidorah lol.
>>19547583god I want poster size prints of all of alex ross's ultraman art.
>>19548232I think they did make posters for one of Alex Ross Ultraman painting that was used as a cover on the Marvel comic, don't know if it's an exclusive thing or you need to buy from a bundle or something
>>19547884>>19548070Unless its like Agito where the dark version is the burning form before it break apart to reveal Shining
>>19548271Well, Trigger Dark is a separate trademark from Ultraman Trigger, so don't think it will work as a form to him.
quick rundown on what we know about Trigger so far?
>>19548302>concept art>Silhouette>Guts select>Guts spark lens>Several trademarks for kaiju>Rumours about it being called TG>Taguchi directing
>>19548302Officially, we know that he is connected to Tiga since they put both Tiga & Trigger in the teaser. And then there's all this trademark for him:GUTS-SelectGUTS Spark Lens (GUTSスパークレンス)GUTS Hyper Key (GUTSハイパーキー)GUTS Falcon (GUTSファルコン)Trigger Dark (トリガーダーク)Okagubila (オカグビラ)Carmila (カルミラ)Golbar (ゴルバー)Circle Arms (サークルアームズ)Satandelos (サタンデロス)Dargon (ダーゴン)Desdrago/Death-drago (デスドラゴ)Nursedesei Go (ナースデッセイ号)Hyudram/Huudram (ヒュドラム)Alien Metron Maruru (メトロン星人マルゥル)
>>19548335Beside these, everything are just rumors & speculations so far. The only way we will know more is probably when Tsupro reveal Trigger officially, which is probably mid April
>>19548232Same or even nice big coffee table book with them, would like to find his Jack piece in a decent quality.>>19548247https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/JUL200709
>>19548329>>19548335Interesting, will definitely watch this one. Love me some Tiga. I wonder if he's Tiga's descendant or maybe ancestor.
I can't believe Pigmon is fucking dead
>>19548335>GUTS Falcon (GUTSファルコン)>Nursedesei Go (ナースデッセイ号)I hope this means we're getting a Science Patrol team with cool vehicles again and not just a bunch of cars.
>>19548372Oh shit, ep5 is uphttps://youtu.be/Mw59mKjc0jQ
>>19548380Well, STORAGE from last year use giant mechs as their main vehicles, and was pretty popular & successful among fans. So I think they're pretty confident on making attack teams with high-tec equipment again
>>19548389Burning Chops in a Lariat! bah god Sevenger mania is running wild!
>>19548335Trigger probably a manmade ultra?
>>19547793Well, I think it'd take away some of the mystique to delve too much into the Land of Light's culture. We don't know a thing about their daily life or political structure. Now, if it were some off-shoot or other race of Ultras, that'd be one thing. You could definitely have an evil O-50 Ultra and have it be interesting.
We will likely get news next week about Trigger.
>>19548335Nursdesei Go sounds the most interesting to me.
>>19546504>>19546668>>19548439From earlier in the thread but I’d like to hear others thoughts, what do you guys think about the idea of a man made ultra from GUTS a la terranoid, but being a hero ultra for the whole season?
>>19547742>>19543894This is all his fault!
>>19548528It would be a cool idea. They could also have Trigger struggle with his existence as a manmade ultra or something. I think it would be more interesting than him being Camearra or Tiga's son.
>>19548335Alien metron will be back? Or maybe he'll play a role similar to Dr Gourman from X.
>>19548528It's interesting especially soon soon after Ultoid Zero.
>>19548335Holy shit, is there a chance we’re getting more than one or two new monsters?
>>19548639iirc they also registered tons of new monsters.
>>19548639Seems like the case
>>19548528It'll be nice if trigger is its own person like geed.
>>19548639Taiga had a bunch of new kaiju and Z spent most of it's costume budget on the Storage bots and Z's suits.
>>19548635If he is a man made Ultra, Z will have flashbacks for sure
>>19548635>>19548793Man made Ultra made from Tiga and Camearra, somehow triggers a change in the timeline hence his name.
>>19548778>7 new monsters out of 25 episodes
>>19548510Nurse Dessei Gou will be the mothership like Art Dessei Gou
>>19548835That's a lot for modern ultra.
>>19548528I’ve always liked the idea of an artificial Ultraman being the main. It reaffirms the theme that mankind is always moving forward and finding ways to be independent from needing the (real) Ultras, and gives the character an immediate path to develop by not feeling like an outcast and “Not a true Ultraman.”
>>19548835That's the highest new kaiju/episodes ratio in the last 14 years.
>>19548888>gives the character an immediate path to develop by not feeling like an outcast and “Not a true Ultraman.”There is also the whole dilemma of the character who has to learn to manage his powers both in Ultraman form and also human form, potentially even more other things he has to go through, for instance, him practically being immortal while his friends and family will age and die eventually, etc.
>>19548835When previous monsters are a major fixture in merchandise and narrative, 7 out of 25 is a fucking lot, man. THey've created kaiju, seijin, and robots nonstop for so long that they have monsters for every scenario you can think of. Creating new ones just creates bloat for the most part, whereas old ones can at least have new interpretations to keep their reappearances fresh, like the various Metron episodes.
>>19548842What's intriguing to me is whether it will be a mecha fusion with Nurse, or just its namesake
Where can I watch Bio Planet WoO?
>>19548835>>19548882And in addition to the ones from the trademarks, there may also be new suits created for some Heisei kaiju they may want to use. I'm betting at least Melba, Reicubas, Gazort and Zoiger will return and I don't think Tsupro has their suits in great condition.
>>19548917No not again, I don't wanna cry again.
>>19548888Checked and I would love this. It would kind of be like an inverse of the original Ultraman in the sense that instead of humans learning to trust Ultraman, it would be something like if Trigger can live up to being an Ultraman since anyone who was kind of in a similar situation as him always became evil or corrupted
>>19548946There is also a potential for the character having to come to terms with humanity generally being jackasses, especially with his newfound Ultraman powers letting him see and hear all the atrocities that are happening in the world. Would he still stand strong and defend the Earth despite knowing all of that?
>>19548946>>19548917>>19548888This has serious potential, man.
>>19548952Maybe at first he would be a tool of the TPC, but later grows to use them in the way of his own heart as an Ultra Warrior
>>19548492>Well, I think it'd take away some of the mystiqueThat's been long-gone for decades at this point.
>>19548924>Creating new ones just creates bloat for the most partHi there, I'm Mr. Bandai and I just want to tell you to keep doing a great job!
>>19548882Not an argument. I’m not directing it only at Taiga, and I only directly refer to Taiga in response to 7 new monsters being some big counter response.>>19548900Again, not an argument.>Creating new ones just creates bloat for the most part, whereas old ones can at least have new interpretations to keep their reappearances fresh, like the various Metron episodes.You’re right, like how the original Ultraman, Ultraseven, Jack, Ace, Taro, Leo, 80, Jonias, Great, Tiga, Dyna, Gaia, Nexus, and Neos all had more previous kaiju/Seijin than new ones. And man, those shows sucked with all of that overbloating.Also reusing the same kaiju makes them far less effective every time they show up. They lose their sense of threat because they lose every fucking time over and over again.>>19548939An occasional return is fine, that’s always happened. There is a big difference between some oldies getting some love and just constantly reusing the same monsters more than making new ones.
>>19549111Forgot to include >>19548924
>>19548835Fuck off newfag
>>19548925Hopefully it's a fusion, the name has to be more than a coincidence
>>19549111>An occasional return is fine, that’s always happened.Yup. I'm just saying that the production costs would include these too.
>>19549111>original UltramanWho would've thought the first Ultraman show would have more original kaiju than the previous Ultraman
>>19548835>>19549111It's always the same one autist complaining about reused kaiju
>>19549132The original Ultraman reused kaiju from Ultra Q too, lol.
>>19548939I want Reicubas back! Sorry but Five King does not compensate
>>19549137Shh don't say that out loud, that anon will hear you and he's terrified of returning kaiju.
Honestly, returning kaiju gives a better sense of worldbuilding, to me. Alien species that are set up as... well, species, it makes sense for them to have other members of those species show up and whatnot. New kaiju are cool as well, but having returning kaiju does serve a purpose of making the multiverse feel more connected, which is something I like about Ultraman.
>>19548826Yes... With Camearra's reappearance, we shall get more lewd artwork!!
>>19549323>returning kaiju gives a better sense of worldbuilding, to meSame here, to add to that, Tiga was my first Ultraman series and I was in awe in how vast the universe seemed with so many monsters. Not to mention Dyna just doubled the pool.
>>19549323Ultraman's multiverse is one of the shittiest things about it because almost every element of it was ill-conceived.
can someone post the rosso and blu motorcycle figure? I need to show it to a riderfag friend
I don't mind reusing kaiju between series, but when they reuse the enemy during the series itself is when it gets boring. Like Barossa and Gaigareid in Dyna. But then again, there were good instances of this like Golza and Fire Golza, Baltan in Ultraman, etc
>>19548335>GUTS Hyper Key (GUTSハイパーキー)Expecting these to the collectible. I'm hoping for something like Taiga's keys to be honest, something a lot more subtle than Geed's Capsules or Z's Medals which had actual pictures of the Ultras.I wonder if the GUTS branding for both the Spark Lens and the Key is just for Trigger's marketing or actually has some bearing on the actual objects and their stories themselves.
Man-Sama is gonna be the villain in Trigger, cause he keeps sucking away the strength of Kemo-Therapy Sticc Tiga.
>>19549420Why is OG Ultraman getting so buff in recent stuff? Is it a new suit? A more swoller suit actor?
>>19549349Kek how filtered can someone be
>>19549111Watching through the Showa series, there is an obvious reduction in monster budget when they kill the monster focused figures during Ace, with many new suits looking noticeably cheap later in the show. And this goes on during Taro and Leo. I don't think making a new monster every episode purely for tradition is a good idea when the show can't even support that properly.
>>19549427He's stealing it from Tiga over the years. Look how thin he's gotten.
>>19549427Just because I guess. To make him more distinct too
>>19549431Hell, putting the franchise on a short hiatus between Gaia and Cosmos was a financial decision because of the production costs of those shows. The TDG shows cost so much to produce because they had to keep making new suits for monsters.
>>19549427I think it's both the actor and the padding in the suit. They're trying to match the shoulders and chest area of the original Type C suit without having an actor that shares Bin Furiyama's proportions to emphasize them enough, so they have a buffer actor in the suit that might over-emphasize the padding's volume. This is just a guess.
>>19549428Get taste. Ultraman's "worldbuilding" has always been slapped together with multiple universes as the excuse to avoid most meaningful continuity. Kaiju reuse doesn't contribute to the worldbuilding; it's the other way around.
>>19549455They're still better shows because of it. But I also don't insist on a show every year and would even be fine with cutting down episode counts if it made for a better show. But that's looking at them as television in general and not something somewhat disposable. It wouldn't work for Bandai's business model.
>>19549427They're just insisting on making the suit look shittier for whatever reason. It's a design choice.
>>19549404Boy I hope by key they mean some kind of keycard, bitches love cards, wasn't really a fan of the Taiga figurines
>>19549465Anon don't lash out on me because you're scared of returning kaiju
>>19549498I mean, they can be pretty scary ngl
>>19549498>scared of returning kaijuI'm not "scared" of anything. And I'm not even the guy you were arguing with earlier in the thread. Ultraman's worldbuilding just isn't laudable in any way unless you refuse to engage with any other form of fiction or something. It's always been an ad hoc excuse only invoked when desired.
>>19549528Well why don't you go work for Tsuburaya and become a writer to fix itinstead of being a neckbeard behind a screen acting smart about continuity in a Japanese children's show?
>>19549528Eh I don't see it as any worse than something like Marvel's multiverse. For something retroactively put together, the Ultra verse is quite well thought out.
Possible Trigger reveal in a few hours?
>>19549535I'm sorry I hurt your feelings.
>>19549547do you have anything resembling a solid basis for thinking that?
>>19549547I don't think so.
>>19549547Next Thursday is liklier
so is Kamila the first evil Ultra in the franchise?
>>19549671That'd be Evil Tiga, even though it was the host forcing his personality through the Titan, and Tiga himself was an evil Ultra as Dark Tiga before becoming a force for good and turning against Kamila and her flunkies.
>>19549682totally forgot about Evil Tiga
>>19549547Probably not. I'd be happy to proven wrong though but I don't see it>>19549468Those shows barely made back their money as they were. Also, the thing is the world doesn't work the same way it did in the nineties. Toys are the ones that actually make these shows money now, not advertisers or sponsors because no one watches TV anymore.
Bros... kamen Rider's 50th anniversary logo looks so nice, with all the riders' eyes forming the laurels and stuff. Ultra's this year just looks lazy compared to it
>>19549960And here's Ultra's 50th anniversary.
>>19549960Ultraman's anniversary projects is actually coming out during the actual anniversary year, so Ultra has that going for it.
>>19549969wait, riders' aren't? I don't follow that franchise
>>19549983I'm sure some stuff like the Winter movie and 2021 Rider is gonna be anniversaries of some sort but the projects they hyped up for the 50th (aka their equivalents to Shin Ultraman) aren't gonna be out until 2022-2023.
>>19549962Ngl that's pretty fucking horrible.
>>19549962Nothing about this signifies Ultra except its colour scheme
>>19549473I was thinking about the bracelets actually, though I completely forgot about them being bracelets. I like their subtlety in comparison to other collectibles which literally just have a profile picture of whatever Ultras they have.Cards would also be pretty cool and kind of a cool nod to Orb since it's also his 5th anniversary this year.
>>19550043Ah right, got a kick out of the names of these, Orblet especially.
>>19549949>because no one watches TV anymorePlenty of people watch TV, which is why there are so many subscription services. But kids specifically are a different matter, and TV is so much more atomized. Amazons was a mess, but it didn't deter Toei from hooking a promising director to do another adult-oriented show. There's obviously an audience for it, and streaming services are the perfect platform for it. Or films, hence the Shin project.But all this is beside the point. Ultimately I don't give a fuck about Tsuburaya's or Bandai's annual reports. Just give me good shows.
>>19549960Eh I think it's fine, not too unique but it will do the job when put as a logo on products, it's definitely better than Sentai's anniversary logo, which is just the Sentai Logo with 45 pasted onto it
>>19549397only have the edit
>>19550109This one still look cool to look at, I like the shape of the numbers.
>>19549996Shin Ultraman is still delayed though, I wonder if it'll still be out this year
>>19550175Depends on how much they still need to get done. If its like Evangelion then it'll only be a few months from whenever they initially wanted it
>>19550175>>19550179If it's not out by the end of this year it's because of something other than work on the film itself. You don't announce a movie's release date a mere five months away from that date unless it's a target you're sure you can hit. Obviously they changed their mind about being able to hit it, but if they had an abundance of work left to do they would have waited to announce the date.
>>19550207>>19550175My money is on that it was supposed to come out July 10th, but they couldn't make the date for some reason or another, so it'll likely be fall.
Post Tregears. Preferably gifs or webms.
>>19550280I like it that he changed into his "Evil Form" by using the Tregear Eye , which then became his main trasnformation item
>>19550175Probably around December this year, since that's holiday season
I don't know if they said anything yet, but have they said anything about screening Shin Ultraman in the US like they did with Shin Godzilla
>>19550346I have vague and unfound hope that funi might pick it up, but don't hold your breath.
>>19550346Ultraman isn't as big of an IP as Godzilla, and the pandemic is still going on, but I think at least official BD release will get there at some point.
the lack of trigger news is triggering me
>>19550043I think something that killed Taiga's collectables was how comically small they were. Even the lankiest of Japanese kids would probably have trouble wearing those things.
>>19550043I'm thinking Trigger's collectibles will be something like mini-Spark Lens but shaped like previous Ultras' chest armor design.
>>19550386Are you Ultra-triggered anon?
>>19550452>shaped like previous Ultras' chest armor design.>RB chest armors
>>19550465stop posting, Z
>>19550412Actually, Taiga toys sold pretty well and did better then the series before it (like usual) . I think kids & probably adults too like the simple look of the Taiga Spark & the scanning gimmick
>>19549132I mentioned it specifically ultra Q was before it.>>19549137>Original has one ultra Q monster in 39 episodes>Taiga has seven new monsters in 25 episodesAre you really going to pretend that’s the same thing?>>19549152Do you mean except for the fact it in my post I say> An occasional return is fine, that’s always happened. There is a big difference between some oldies getting some love and just constantly reusing the same monsters more than making new ones.But it’s ok go ahead and ignore that and just shitpost instead.There’s a happy medium to be had with new creatures and old ones and 7 out of 25 is not it.>>19549323I feel like it does the opposite after a while. Eventually reusing the same monsters in aliens Makes the worldFeel smaller, not bigger, becauseWhen it’s the same threats over and over again the universe seems far less vast and win Ultramen fight in defeat the same creatures over and over again it makes those enemies feel less threatening over time.It also makes the return of kaiju we haven’t seen in a while seem far less exciting.>>19549431It’s the imagination and originality that matters. The original Ultraman series also reused the same costumes but what made it such a good series and made the monster still feel colorful and various is the each creature felt like it’s own thing even if it was the same costume.A lack of budget is not an excuse for a lack of imagination in the shows.>>19549498You’re responding to the wrong anon, genius.>>19549134The only other time I ever brought this up was before Taiga came out, But of course you need to make up whatever you can to invalidate my points without actually making a proper counterpoint.No one is saying you can’t have kaiju/Seijin returning, but over saturation is a problem that’s been plaguing the show imo.Strawmanning me won’t make that opinion go away and “It’s cheap” isn’t a handwave.
>>19550412I think you just don't like the look, Taiga's collectibles was actually the highest New Gen Ultra toy sales before Z came around.
>>19550612Excuse my shit typing my computer's going batshit
>>19550619Every series after X has the most toy sales at the time. Orb did better than X, Geed did better than Orb,etc... , repeat until Z right now. Ultra sales just keep increasing each year (plus starting with Z, more income from overseas & othet international products)
Anyone watched the new Dynazenon episode? Apparently there's a little bit where they played R/B's theme song, which is pretty neat since they also played R/B's ending song in SSSS Gridman
>>19550612i guess making new suits is a lot more expensive now than in the pasthell even on the other toku shows it's pretty obvious>rider has a couple of monsters introduced early on and after some time it just turns into rider vs rider and the monsters get brought back over and over as fodder>sentai still does a lot of new monsters every season, but it's pretty apparent that in kiramager and now they are going with the model of "same body new head" for the normal and giant mosnter to keep the budget lowand toei has way more money than tsuburaya
>>19550765Plus we're also need to include Ultraman's general sfx , cgi & miniature being really high quality compare to other Toku. Which probably means they use most of the budget for the overall quality of the fight scenes instead of making new suits for the kaiju.But glad that Trigger seems to have more original kaiju than usual, plus maybe some returning ones from TDG
>>19549420Obligatory BuffMan pic
>>19550801He looks like he gives great hugs.
I've seen some people winning giveaways by Tsuburaya global on twitter. How can I know about these giveaways? I'd like to take part too
>>19550872You need to follow the Ultraman Global page on Twitter or Facebook so you would know when they're doing a giveaway. The current one is from last year's giveaway after Z has ended
>>19550878Thanks. I've just joined twitter this year. I hope they do it for Trigger too
>>19549960I like the consistency they're doing with both TDG & Ultraman anniversary celebration
Tsupro starting their plan to reach 2M subscribers goal on their Youtube Channelhttps://mobile.twitter.com/tsuburayaprod/status/1380686984608325632Mebius or Cosmos simulcast when Tsupro
Somewhat new to Ultra, having started only with the Zero movies, X, Tiga, and Z, I just wanna know how or why Zero himself is hyper popular for someone who doesn't even have his own show. I'm guessing one of those was having Mamoru Miyano as his Seiyuu?
>>19551178>I'm guessing one of those was having Mamoru Miyano as his Seiyuu?Exactly. Also he has a cool design.
>>19551178I think because he was the Ultra who made Ultra mainstream again? After Mebius (2006) , Tsupro stop making new Ultraman show because of money & copyright issues, then they made Zero in 2009, and he was basically the star of all the movies & specials in that time period until eventually Tsupro start making new series again in 2013 with Ginga. That's 4 years worth of Zero being the face of the franchise. Plus like you said, Mamoru Miyano and his fangirls
>>19551175>Mebius Maybe soon, first episode anniversary was 2 days ago. >Cosmos Maybe July 6th.
>>19551194>Mebius (2006)>Zero (2009)>Zero has a cloak while Mebius doesn'tIt's not fair
>>19551222Zero has been appearing in most Ultra show for 10 years straight, and he got a cape in Z because that series is his anniversary series .While Mebius stop appearing after the Ginga movie, with Mirai's actor retiring from entertainment industry, and people generally dislike Mebius' new VA. Not really his fault desu,but at least he's been getting attention again lately. Hopefully he will get a mantle in future shows
Anyone got weibo links or source for this? Someone on Facebook said it's the GUTS Spark Lens
>>19551261I believe I saw it before, it's a fanmade from China. Don't have the link, but I remember some person sharing in on their Twitter account>Someone on FacebookDon't believe news so quickly there anon, unless the person who shares it also gave link or source to it
>>19551107Grasping at straws since, even with all the armor removed, Tortellini still has totally different eyes and head crest
>>19550801>>19550832>OG Man is still stuck with cheap padding that makes him look like a football player>Meanwhile all the new Ultra suits have actual sculpted muscles and absIt's not fair, dude, the Showa designs deserve better than foam pads for "muscles"
>>19551291I guess if they add sculpted muscles to the suit, it kinda ruins the showa aesthetic of being simple & iconic design. Beside, he only seems wide if he's directly facing the camera while posing his body. He seems pretty normal when in an actual fight
>>19549427My guess it's just to give an easier distinction between the Ultra bros, specifically Man, Jack, Zoffy>Man has large body>Zoffy has normal body>Jack has thin body
Official Ultraman Cardfight Vanguard Set Cards in ThailandThey're also making card sets for animes like Detective Conan & such
With all these talks about GUTS using Ultraman power & such, would be cool if they will use the main gimmick of the show as part of their arsenal, like XIO using the cards & spark dolls in Ultraman X
>>19551330When you're signature finisher is the default beam for every Ultra you need some muscles to distinguish yourself.
The first 8 Ultraman Leo episodes all seemed to basically follow the same Monster appears -> Leo loses -> super training -> Leo returnsstructure. Who the hell thought this was a good idea? It also makes MAC feel completely useless since obviously if the plot of every episode is about even the Ultra being too weak to defeat the monsters, the defense team will achieve pretty much nothing.
>>19550626Computers replicate their owners.
>>19551291Both look awful.
>>19549473Maybe it will be like the Progrise Key from Zero-One? Rectangle shape gimmick toy thing
We got ultraman dyna references in dynazenon