I’m really appreciating what Mill Creek is doing with these releases. I remember first getting into Ultraman with the original series in 2009, right in the middle of the Great Godzilla Drought when I needed some kaiju fix. I loved the series and went through a Wikipedia rabbit hole of information for all the subsequent shows, but my excitement eventually faded as the shows didn’t have much availability in the U.S. Ever since then, I’ve treasured what we actually have gotten: Ultraseven, Ultra Q, Ultraman Tiga (I even paid the high resale price for Volume 3, around $100 for a used library copy). Now it feels like a continuous Christmas with Mill Creek putting these out, ironically when I’m not a kid anymore and I don’t have as much time, but still it’s better late than never, and I’ll always preorder every release day one.
I know that not every show is going to be “great,” but at this point I don’t care. This franchise has so much variety, and kaiju stuff takes me back to a place of purity and innocence, that I know I’ll appreciate even the “bad” ones. I just finished disc 2 of Ultraman Orb and had a fantastic time.