According to the official account of Tsuburaya productions, on March 22nd, Jiro Dan, the lead role of Hideki Go in Return of Ultraman, passed away.
I am currently on this series, which is a bit of a slog. I don’t have the translated version to watch, so no subtitles. I only get a bit of what’s going on with my limited Japanese. My plan was to watch all of the Showa era shows this year, but I’ve previewed some of the upcoming series and I highly doubt I can sit through them all.
I will double my efforts to make it through the Return of Ultraman. I’ve watched a lot of it before on Pluto, and it’s a solid show.