Ultraman 80

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4.4
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Christmas came 15 days early!
    What is there to be said? The timing of this release could not be more sublime. Personally, I might have dreamt all of this up in some hidden crevice in my brain, but no matter, I'm just overwhelmingly happy that the Ultraman flow is continuing on CR and I am still looking forward to what comes next. Merry Christmas and Thank You, Tsuburaya Pro & Crunchyroll!!
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  • Overlooked for a reason
    I really did not enjoy Ultraman 80. I tried to watch as much as possible, but ended up skipping about half of it in favor of the episodes that sounded interesting or where changes happened, like how the school set up is just completely dropped or the part where they get a new team member. The whole thing is just boring and somehow more arbitrary and frustrating in its writing than the earliest ...
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  • Enjoyable but lackluster
    80 is really enjoyable, and has a lot of wonderful concepts. The problem is that it's rather muddled, often changes gears, and can't decide what to do with itself. In the end, it feels rather messy.

    Despite that, it has some of the most amazing characters in the Showa era, and remains very entertaining. It's worth the watch, even if it does not hold up to the grandiose standards set by ...
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  • Slick, well-made update
    With a clear increase in the budgets and an increased emphasis on fun, 80 revives the Ultra franchise five years after the grim and somber Leo. The music is kitschy and mostly forgettable, but the miniature work is excellent, the monsters very impressive, and the cast uniformly excellent. Overshadowed a bit by the series that preceded (Leo) and follow (Tiga), 80 deserves more love than it receives ...
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  • The butt-monkey of the Ultra Brothers
    80 has it rough. He's the least respected of all the Ultra Brothers, came about in a era where the popularity of Ultraman had started to dwindle, became a casualty of the 80's anime craze, got partially blamed for the franchise's hiatus, belittled because he was neither as hardcore as Seven and Leo or as charming as Taro.

    Worst of all, his companion looks like Buddha and he's a teacher on both ...
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  • WOW! Another miracle!
    Can't believe this is finally out! The monsters were designed by the Godzilla Heisei series suit creator. He just passed away, actually. This seies has a decent budget and effects that are progressive for the time, 1980. Thanks again, Crunchyroll! Now, about Mirrorman... lol
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  • many thanks to Crunchyroll and Tsubayara for this.
    The irony of this series is that it is one of the better ones of the Showa era yet has been the hardest to find of the Showa era Ultra series. Though the FX may look weak compared to today, they were cutting edge at the time, and they don't look that bad compared to today. Sit back, relax, have some popcorn and enjoy the giant monsters vs. our hero ULTRAMAN 80!

    here's hoping that crunchyroll ...
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  • Thanks and appreciation to Tsuburaya and Crunchyroll
    All thanks and appreciation to Tsuburaya and Crunchyroll for the collaboration. A prayer is answered to now to get to see some of these great Showa period shows. I hope the trend continues in the future to see some more Showa period shows besides the Ultraman genre. And if we're super lucky, maybe Toei will jump on the bandwagon to give us even more. I do like Tsuburaya shows more however, so this ...
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