Family-intended Ultra

Whom were the early Ultra Series intended for?
It is not ony children like me but also for families.

It was the time of dawn when TV sets were spreading in homes.

The living room called “Chanoma”started to have a TV set.
The whole family sit in front of it and watched the programs together.

Without the current apparatus of various kinds, it was a great deal of amusement.

The early Ultra Series were also watched by family members.
And they were intended to be enjoyable for all of them.

There are words and phrases in the drama which should be difficult for children to understand.

But they were not avoided.
The production staff thought fathers, mothers or grandparents watching together with children would teach the meaning to them.

I myself remember I asked my mother watching “Ultraman” together about the meaning of the narration “Solar energy sustaining Ultraman decreases rapidly.”

With this narration, the Color Timer on the chest of Ultraman begins to blink.

The Japanese words used in the narration were too difficult for me to understand.

The narration was kind of stately in a way.

My mother explained the meaning and I understood it.

Drama which the whole family can enjoy.

That was the concept of the early Ultra.

Really good old days, aren’t they?


2 thoughts on “Family-intended Ultra”

  1. This is an older post of yours, but I feel relative to the subject. I was very happy to find that NHK Japan website for the 50th anniversary of Ultraman accepted some ‘fan’ artwork from my wife and I, and posted it to their art gallery. There’s a lot of great art and stories from all ages, men and women, boys and girls, and apparently, people from outside of Japan too!

    Our entries are from Motor City Dolly and Detroit Kaiju Pete. I regret we won’t be able to watch the special, but I’m sure it will be fun!

    1. Thank you. Your artworks are just fascinating! I like that Giant Fuji that looks fun! I wonder what she has in her eyes.
      Comments on older posts are also more than welcome.
      It’s amazing to find the series have been loved by so many people regardless of the ages or even nationalities.
      I haven’t watched the show yet, but I think I’ll post about it sometime later.

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