Episode 3 definitely was Ultraman X's first bad episode. I don't view Asuna's thing about normal girls to be entirely sexiest..... Just extremely lame. Especially if the writers tried to set it up as some backstory.
It feels more like "while on the job, she has to be professional and such, but during her personal time, she wants to be fashionable"
She was looking forward a lot to wearing the heels, so
during the mission which took her rest day, she couldn't resist the temptation
The miniature sets in this show are amazing but that screencapture is a composite shot, not a set.
Huh, really? I thought it was on the set due to how the lightning affected the lighting. I guess that means the composites are seamless enough that it's actually hard to tell the difference unless you know what to look for, which is a pretty good achievement..
A few things:
-It was awesome to see Zero and hear his battle theme and Susume!Ultraman Zero,but it was kinda dickish of Zero telling X and Daichi they're not experienced enough to fight along side him.
I like the focus on the Xio members. How the two guys had differences and always fought, but managed to finally work together in order to defeat the monster.
I enjoyed the interactions between X and Zero.
Zero was pretty cool in battle.
By the way, X's voice actor is Nakamura Yuuichi, who also did the voice of J/Stagbuster in Go-busters. (Not Zeronos. Different people, similar names)
A few thoughts after the first four episodes:
Things I like:- The "dumduddlelum" going into action theme music that really reminds me of old school Ultra shows. The physical model work is really fantastic. The pacing that matches modern day Rider and Sentai shows and doesn't plod along in the way series like Max did.
Things I dislike:- Dr Maki hasn't yet put a spark doll on his arm. :laugh: The transformation device isn't cool/fun. The add-on armours that are so bulky even the frikkin' main character dislikes them. And I know it isn't something that started with X, but IMO the whole "cockpit" view doesn't sit right for an Ultraman series. They're not mecha. If you want them both to talk go the Den-O route and just have both their voices talking to each other.
Things I'm "meh" about:- The vehicles seem a bit weird to me. A crane truck that connects to a plane to make a hovertank? What? The cast haven't really grown on me yet (early days though).
Finally caught up with Episode 5: that was a lot of fun. I absolutely love the small homage to Ultraman Jack's episodes 37 and 38. Glad that they remake Nackle's head (again).
On the other hand, how divine - so to speak - is Zero's Aegis' armor if Xio's scientist managed to make a card out of it?