Before featuring Kaijyu on a full scale, Ultra Q Kaijyu were modest such as Giant Spider “Tarantula.”
Or remodeling Godzilla, “Gomess” was created.
Most of them had Toho (The film company of Godozilla) taste in a way.
After the participation of Toru Narita in Ultra Q, attractive Kaijyu were created one after another.
They were not “Toho-like-Kaijyu” anymore.
They were genuinely worth bearing the name of original “Ultra Kaijyu.”
“Garamon,””Kanegon,””Kemur-jin” and son on should be representative of Narita’s design work in Ultra Q.
Ahead of designing for Ultraman after Ultra Q, Narita had to create a hero which no one had ever seen before.
The hero is a spaceman.
Now as you are too familiar with the hero’s design which became the standard, you may not be aware.
But who else can come up with a design like that?
Heroes we had around that time were life-sized and wore a costume with gloves, boots, a belt and a mask like “Gekko-kamen.”
Gekko-kamen, which literally means “Moon Light Mask”, was Tokusatsu (SFX) TV series broadcast 1958-1959.
Even “Superman” is unexceptional in style.
A HERO NEVER SEEN BEFORE.
That is the design required for Ultraman.
Narita’s agony is very much imaginable.