“Ultraman Gaia” unusually features two Ultramans which are Ultraman Gaia and Ultraman Agul.
As posted yesterday, Ultraman Gaia was modeled after B Type Ultraman.
And it’s interesting to see that Ultraman Agul has a mouth quite similar to that of Ultra Seven.
As you can see, the entire appearance evokes that of Ultra Seven with the crest like Seven’s Eye Slugger and a lamp on the forehead like Seven’s Beam Lamp though it’s not clearly seen in the picture. (Sorry!)
I find the design of Ultraman Agul attractive enough as well.
Another point that was impressive to me regarding the Heisei Ultramans was the shape of their eyes.
I think most of the Japanese people acknowledge the eyes of Ultraman are oval-shaped.
But, now that you look closer, you’ll be aware that the corner of the eyes are rather narrow.
In fact, Returned Ultraman had the oval-shaped eyes.
The eyes with the narrow and slanting corner of Ultraman had not been imitated since then.
That’s why many people think the eyes of Ultraman just oval-shaped.
But the Heisei Ultramans have the slanting narrow cornered eyes rightly.
This is also the work that makes me feel the producers’ respect for the original Ultraman.
I think it’s a great job which deserves admiration!!!