By posing about kaiju of Ultraman, I had a reunion (I’ve had many reunions so far) with each monster and have found anew how lovable they are.
Each of the unique characters fascinated me afresh, and I find they are too attractive to be hated.
Come to think of it, I have known them and been with them for many years.
The monsters were not enemies at all for us kids.
Like human actors, they are cast members, important ones, who just played the characters of bad guys in a way.
I think it is a common awareness shared among those who grew up with the Ultra Series.
I’m sure the design by Tohl Narita and the sculpting by Ryosaku Takayama must have contributed greatly to it.
Each one of them appears to be a moving art object to my eyes.
I can find, including them, every crew member who gathered under Eiji Tsuburaya obviously brought passion and affection to creating each kaiju.
Of course, it’s needless to say each story of the episodes and the drama were the integral part of the charm as well.
The creators’ enthusiasm could have given eternal life to each of them with attraction which doesn’t fade away even now.
They were truly fascinating and amazing enough to make our eyes sparkle every week.
At any rate the Ultra Kaiju have been lovable monsters for those who spent time with them like me!