Five Ways Ultra Seven Defined the Ultraman Genre

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When one mentions the term Ultraman, whether you are referring to the character, the 1966 series or the genre at large, the mental image will always be that of the original Ultraman himself.

However, did you know that it was actually Ultraman’s succeeding series Ultra Seven which defined the genre for years to come, by not only building on ideas already established in the Ultraman, but by also introducing new elements and tropes which became hallmarks of future Ultra series.

In this article, we have put together a list of five ways in which the success of 1967’s Ultra Seven impacted subsequent series in the Ultraman genre. Let’s have a look at what they are:

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Top 5 Motifs Sentai Should Revisit

With Shuriken Sentai Ninninger almost hitting the mid-series point, it is without a doubt that a handful of fans in the fandom are beginning to wonder what’s next after the ninja motif, which is used for the third time in the franchise as it is inevitable for Toei to reuse popular motifs when Super Sentai has been riding the airwaves for a whooping 40 years. Listed below are five motifs that tokuAsians wish to see in future incarnations. Read more