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Still of Ultraman (B Type) vs. Red King II

Another attractive aspect I’m aware of regarding “Ultraman” and “Ultra Seven” is that the battles between the Ultra hero and monsters were fought on a one-on-one basis.

It’s often explained it’s just because the Bisen (Tokyo Bijutsu Center) studio used for their SFX shooting was too narrow to have enough room for one-to-many fighting scenes.

But, in my opinion, that helped to prevent the fighting scenes from looking rough.


In the later series, it’s said the use of the Toho studio and son on made one-to -many battles or many-to-many ones possible.

It might have helped to make the fighting scenes more attractive in a way to make it look just like tag-team matches of professional wrestling which were popular in Japan in the 1970s.

But I personally prefer to the simplified one-on-one fighting scenes depicted in the early series.


Especially it was embarrassing for me to see the Ultra hero(s) tortured by multiple monsters in the later series.

Including the many-to-many battles like Ultra Brothers vs. monsters, all such things made the Ultra heroes undeniably look weak in my humble opinion.

I wish heroes look just like heroes in one way or another.

What do you think of it?

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