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The storyline begins in the near future, as referenced from the mid-1960s. Sinister aliens and giant monsters constantly threaten civilization during this period. The only Earth organization equipped to handle these disasters is the Science Special Search Party, or SSSP, a special worldwide police force equipped with high-tech weapons and vehicles, as well as extensive scientific and engineering facilities; this organization is called the Science Patrol. The branch of the Science Patrol that is focused on in the series is located in Tokyo, Japan. Led by Captain "Cap" Toshio Muramatsu, the Science Patrol is always ready to protect the Earth from rampaging monsters, but sometimes it finds itself outclassed. When the situation becomes desperate, Shin Hayata, the Patrol's most capable member, holds the key to salvation in the form of the "Beta Capsule," which, when activated, allows him to transform secretly into the super-humanoid-powered giant from space, who becomes known to the people of Earth as Ultraman. Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Norsk
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 39
  • Aired: Jul 17, 1966 - Apr 9, 1967
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: TBS
  • Duration: 24 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 310 users)
  • Ranked: #4812
  • Popularity: #9148
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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Completed
Kat39
3 people found this review helpful
Jul 29, 2020
39 of 39 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0

Ultraman 1966 - A Biased Review With No Apologies

16The 1966 Ultraman character is my Bias.
This is the Ultraman that I watched every weekday on UHF as a preschooler.
It is the Ultraman that I pretend played with friends during elementary school recess,
and it is the Ultraman for which I would quickly complete my homework every day just to earn the privilege of watching after school.
While this review is based mostly on my personal feelings, I also believe that Ultraman 1966 is still very entertaining, although perhaps for more humorous reasons. The monsters alone are just priceless.
The series will always remain very dear to me, and it is impossible for me to rate it any less than a 10.
If you are not interested in watching the entire series, you might still enjoy watching the youtube videos of some of the iconic scenes and monster battles.

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Completed
Simeon Scott
2 people found this review helpful
Nov 18, 2017
39 of 39 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.5
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 3.5
Rewatch Value 7.5
Much like Kamen Rider 71', Goranger and any other first installment in a long running Tokusatsu series, Ultraman really has the air of something that's finding it's footing. That's not to say I dislike the show though, unlike the two shows I just name dropped I actually made it through all of the series as, while the series overall had some problems, there were a lot of individual episodes I really enjoyed and the format of the series rarely felt repetitive. They almost always tried do something new or experiment around with it in some way and a lot of the time it pays off. However, there are still problems and a lot of them are really typical of early showa era Toku. My biggest issue is Ultraman himself, a lot of the time they'll have him pull new powers out of nowhere and only explain what they are every other time, plus Hayata tends to come off as a very cold and distend member of the cast even though he's the main character. Though depending on your interpretation of the ending, that may actually end up working for you, I know it did for me. The rest of the main cast are all very well developed though and I thought everyone in gave a pretty good performance, though of course, no one tops Kobayashi Akiji. The effect were kind of all over the place though, they could go from really impressive for the time to showing their age in a really bad way, sometimes within the same sequence. And I also felt like the show would have improved a lot if it had added in a main villain, because while all the villains of the week are enjoyable, they often feel like they have a weird disconnect with our heroes due to the fact that over half of them are mindless monsters that don't get any lines beside growling. Like I said though, I found the series pretty enjoyable, and if you don't have a problem with the pacing and story telling style of the showa era I'd recommend it.

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  • Drama: Ultraman
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 39
  • Aired: Jul 17, 1966 - Apr 9, 1967
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: TBS
  • Duration: 24 min.
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 310 users)
  • Ranked: #4812
  • Popularity: #9148
  • Watchers: 822

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