The Ultraman opening image was replaced by a new version from Episode 12 (Mummy Man and Dodongo), and Tohl Narita was credited as ‘kaijyu design’ from Episode 26 (Gomora) instead of ‘art’ for which he had been previously credited.
If I put the two versions of the opening credits as Version A (see yesterday’s post) and B (shown in this post) temporarily, the monsters found in them are as below:
It’s fun to see some monsters featured from Ultra Q, which I think shows the perception that Ultraman is the sequel to Ultra Q sharing the same universe.
As to the Version A, the silhouette of Peguila is not the one of Chandlar as it has no ears (or two curved horns on both sides of the head).
There seems to be an explanation describing the silhouette of Goro as that of M1 as it’s designated as such in the storyboard while it looks more like King Kong than Goro or M1 and I always wonder what the object shaped like an airplane beside the silhouette is.
Possibly mirroring the unprecedented popularity of the show that could have granted them some mental leeway to do so, I feel like more playfulness was incorporated into the Version B as shown in this post with uniquely simplified distortion of each character.
Especially, I love the silhouettes of Gango, Pigmon and Alien Baltan shown right above.
As to the unknown monster (third from left, top row), Sadao Iizuka is likely to have said it has no model.