Shin Ultraman: Spoiler-Free Reaction

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So, through alternative methods, I was able to watch Shin Ultraman. My initial reaction is that the subtitles fly by a bit too quickly in the higher-pressure scenes, but I think a few viewings will make it easier to get into the dialog once I am over the spectacle the incredible action. I cannot wait to own a copy of this film. It’s fun, updated and still has a ton of nods to the original series from 1967. The hand painted energy effects by the original artist, and the motion captured movements of the original suit actor is superb! I have to say, I do miss the chest timer, but I’ll get over that.

If you get a chance… see this film! It will make older fans happy, and bring in newer viewers who don’t know what they are in for. I am giving this one a solid 9 out of 10!

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Doc’s Ultraman / γ‚¦γƒ«γƒˆγƒ©γƒžγƒ³ Variants

Yes, I am an Ultraman fan. Ultraman is one of my earliest memories. From time to time I enjoy retooling the characters to my own designs. It’s fun and I just use each one as a way to keep my digital pen sharp and experiment with different rendering techniques.

Ultraman Spartan

Ultraman Spartan has a burgundy and gold color motif. I wanted a simple design that was more my style. I wasn’t too satisfied, so I went back to the digital drawing board.

Ultraman Spartan: Powered Up

US2.0 sports a more Greek style helmet, but the rest is just the same. I also wanted to have this character create an energy spear and shield as his primary weapons. No rays, streams, beams or anything else of that sort.

Ultra-Bat 3.0

I move on, or back to, an older idea of a mash-up between Ultraman and Batman. This one, I hope, has the feel of the old television suit from the 1960s. My idea was to meld the Batman 66′ program with the original Ultraman. He can grow to fight Kaiju or shrink to combat thugs. He doesn’t fly but he travels around on a flying motorcycle in his human size form. His energy weapons take the form of energy bats.