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.
Also, Pega is adorable. That is fact.
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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.

Next episode: Godzilla! No, wait; Godzilla with a horn! No, still wrong. It's Earthtron!
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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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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Kaiju_Ultra_Fan » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:35 pm

Rody wrote: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.
Also, Pega is adorable. That is fact.


Have you seen part 2 of the Zero Saga Trilogy movies, Ultraman Zero:The Revenge of Belial?

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Riku is the little kid in the movie. I was really surprised when I saw him because I watched Geed first, but it's definitely him just much younger. So I guess he really is an alien from another world that's somehow had his mind wiped. Because that little kid pulled off some amazing stuff in a massive war with Belial. And Zero was his brother! Definitely things you'd remember. So on that version of Earth that Geed is on, Riku must not have memories really at all of childhood. Or they're false ones.

look how young he is..

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No wonder on Earth he's into Ultras before he becomes Geed. He knows for a fact (sub-consciously) that they're real. He's fought alongside one.

..also if you haven't seen the movie I highly recommend it. Not only is it a good Ultra movie,..it's just a good movie, period.


Dai wrote: 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.


Salaryman is very interesting. The glasses on/glasses off thing when switching between Zero and Salaryman is getting a bit obnoxious in some scenes. The actor is good enough to completely change his stance, tone and body language when switching between characters. The glasses to signify the change is a little redundant.

Moa is a little silly but sort of adorable. Her jealousy and mild freakout over Laiha was cute.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Kaiju_Ultra_Fan » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:58 am

Good episode tonight. (ep #9) It seemed to go by really quickly though.

A bit more backstory of Laiha which was cool. But I don't understand why she didn't 'take the shot' on the bridge.

I know she gave the explanation about hearing a voice but after six years of hatred and training leading up to that moment,..idk...seemed kind of odd.

Kind of bummed Moa the agent only had like 5 seconds seemingly of screen time. I like seeing her. She's silly but surprisingly competent. So far the episode where she left the plant in the car I guess is her best episode. It seems like they built her up a lot and had her busy in a bunch of episodes like a main character and then now the past couple/few episodes it's like they're barely using her character at all.

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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Rody » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:53 pm

Kaiju_Ultra_Fan wrote:A bit more backstory of Laiha which was cool. But I don't understand why she didn't 'take the shot' on the bridge.

I know she gave the explanation about hearing a voice but after six years of hatred and training leading up to that moment,..idk...seemed kind of odd.

I think that was foreshadowing a significant character for later in the show - though I don't know who or what. Maybe Ultraman King himself actually made contact? ...Or maybe Nexus/Noa. I got a Nexus vibe from that scene.

By the way, I keep meaning to mention this, but is Laiha's sword supposed to look that fake? It's pretty ridiculous the way the sword flops around like that.

Kaiju_Ultra_Fan wrote:Have you seen part 2 of the Zero Saga Trilogy movies, Ultraman Zero:The Revenge of Belial?

It's been a while, but yes, I have-
*reads spoiler*
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT???
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Wait, so are they just the same actor, or is there evidence they're actually the main character??
I mean, the former certainly drives home how young this actor is, but if it's the latter... Good grief!!

...So I was quite pleased to see Zandrias return in episode 10 - is that a brand-new suit, or did I miss a previous appearance? - but I'm still not sold on Moa. I thought the writing for this episode was a little clunky. Watching Zero and Geed react to a bratty monster was pretty funny, though.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Kaiju_Ultra_Fan » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:13 pm

@Rody
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I don't know if it's supposed to be the same character but it's pretty wild it's the same actor. I think that would be amazing if they tied it together, and that's why Riku is an orphan and no real memory of childhood. I mean it's certainly possible. Maybe the Ultra's took him to that Earth and put him there? ..so many possibilities really.


Despite wanting to wait till Friday to see the latest episode of Geed on CRoll, I ended up watching it on KissAsia. I really liked the episode but I think I'm slowly developing a crush on Moa so I'm biased since it was almost a Moa episode. I was worried they were going to write her character out or something. After Ultraman 80 and the complete disappearance of the school, the teachers and all those characters; I wonder when watching any other Ultra series if halfway through the series characters are just going to inexplicably disappear. :lol:
She's kind of ditzy and adorable at the same time in a really cute way, so I hope Moa keeps being on the show.

Totally agree that Laiha's sword looks really floppy and fake. And one scene where she was holding it in place against someones neck and it was sort of pointed at the camera, you could see that it was bent. Which sort of ruined any illusion of it being an actual sword.

...can you really just run around Japan with a sword and no one bats an eye? Hahahaha
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Mac » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:14 pm

Taguchi episode. Special effect quality is always higher. The shot of Geed's feet dancing as cars are flipping over in a cascade of smoke <33333
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Kaiju_Ultra_Fan » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:29 pm

wow episode #11 was crazy.

I know the show doesn't show it,..but so many people must've died.
So many.
Wow.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Zack Metoyer » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:15 pm

Oh boy, another asexual hero that no one can relate to.
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Re: New Ultraman series for 2017: Ultraman Geed.

Postby Specium Ray » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:11 am

Zack Metoyer wrote:Oh boy, another asexual hero that no one can relate to.


My kids are asexual and relate to him just fine.
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