New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Rody » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:07 am

Watching the first episode, I'm struck by how well it seems to handle the world-building for the story. There's a lot going on, but information is presented as needed, to maintain a good plot pace. I'm also struck by how young Riku is, or at least looks - he's a total kid! Nothing wrong with that, though; I look forward to seeing his character development.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Specium Ray » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:32 am

The scene where Zero takes control of the salaryman's body to beat up that gang reminded me of how, when Zero first appeared, he seemed like a huge rip-off of Momataros from Kamen Rider Den-O. There's a scene just like that in the first episode of Den-O. I guess after 10 years, why bother hiding it :/
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Dr Kain » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:45 am

I thought of Ankh from OOO, not Momotaros.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Gman2887 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:16 am

I am absolutely loving this show so far. The irksome logic gaps in Orb aren't anywhere near here, (Oh, the lead heroine learns he's Ultraman from the get-go? How novel!) Sakamoto is absolutely bringing the heat with the effects and the constant attention to the world building makes the transformation gimmicks less noticeable and more organic to the story. Additionally, this is also the first Ultra design I've fallen in love with since Nexus. I'm really digging the wild body "lines" and "mean" eyes to Geed--I feel like mean looking protagonists don't fly well in these shows, so it's nice to see a design with some teeth to it.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby kiryugoji04 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:28 am

Episode 4 was godawful.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby lhb412 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:06 pm

^Unfortunately, the interaction between the two female characters seems to be lifted wholesale from an anime made in the '80s... or '90s... or '00 - basically a bunch of stereotypes I've commonly seen in anime.

But, on the brighter side: Salaryman Zero is still cool!

Man, that Eleking is looking a bit rough. They should retire that suit.

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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:20 pm

Episode 4, not as good as the previous episodes, was pretty good. I hated how they CGI'd Eleking's tail instead of having an actual puppet tail. That makes it look kind of sad considering it was able to be done in the 60s. Moa is kind of an idiot, but I found the bit at the end to be hilarious. The Pit plot was resolved a little too easily though. Well whatever.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby RichCo » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:11 pm

I enjoyed the whole Men in Black undercover insurance agency bit, and Moa forgeting the plant in the car was a nice save.

I really wanted that pastry she was eating, too.

And I didn't so much have a problem with Eleking's tail, aside from the long shot making it look like his giant, prehensile, electrical dong.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby lhb412 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:41 pm

Wow! What a cliffhanger!
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Rody » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:43 pm

I'm an episode behind right now, but I thought episode 3 was fine. Laiha simply didn't have much to do, but the Burning Solid form was easily one of the coolest Ultra forms we've had... maybe ever. I also am liking the relationship between Zero and his host - in fact, I think it's interesting that Zero can coexist with his host now, rather than take full control like he did back in Revenge of Belial (referencing the original Ultraman, of course). Perhaps that's a sign of more experienced host-taking, or something?

Episode 4 seemed all over the place. I'm sorry to say I'm not liking Moa at all - she's too clumsy and silly without any true redeeming qualities yet; and I reeeaaally don't like the "rivalry" over Riku being set up between the leading ladies. Moa's boss is interesting, though, and I thought it was neat to have an alien with a little star.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Dai » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:21 am

The Solid Burning form is a great change of pace. Between the rocket punch, cooling vents, and the way he moves, he's basically a super robot. Salaryman Zero is also highly entertaining, and really should have been the main character. Moa feels like she belongs in a show from 30 years ago, though.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby lhb412 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:39 pm

I will never stop being disappointed that Belial doesn't have pointy toes like Zarab disguised as Ultraman and various other evil Ultramen.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Dai » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:27 pm

^ Ultra Foot Wars.

Acro Smasher is a pretty interesting form. The design is bland, but I like the graceful combat style; certainly more original than the typical high-speed type. Also, damn, only six episodes in and they've already introduced another toy for the kids to pester their parents about. Orb didn't throw a new plastic abomination into the mix until the second half of the series. At least this one isn't as facepalm-inducing as Orbcalibur's design.
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