“Earth is targeted!
Now, from thousands of heavenly bodies drifting in the universe, evil hands of formidable invasion …”
The world settings of “Ultra Seven” drastically changed from those of “Ultraman.”
The theme is focused on invasion of Earth by aliens from the space.
The phrases above were used as narration in the opening scene of Ultra Seven Episode 1.
Ultra Seven and Ultraman were about totally different worlds with no asscosiation initially.
That’s why Ultraman and Ultra Seven have such a difference in appearance.
For example, Ultra Seven is the only Ultra hero with no Color Timer.
All the Ultra heroes after “Seven” have one because it was exactly since “Return of Ultraman” after “Seven” that the world settings of each product have been combined.
Tohl Narita, who designed Ultraman and Ultra Seven, was unpleasant about Color Timer attached to Ultraman his design didn’t have before he knew.
Then he placed a lamp called “Beam Lamp” on Seven’s forehead to avoid such a thing as Color Timer from being attached.
I hear he said he didn’t want to see his design spoiled by something strange attached without asking.
And the Ultra heroes bear the title of Ultraman such as Ultraman A (ace), Ultraman Taro, Ultraman Leo and so on in the later Ultra (Ultraman) Series.
Ultra Seven is exceptional.
It shows “Seven” had no association with “Ultraman” and was produced as an independent product.