Hideaki Anno's debut: Ultraman Returns (1983)

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:26 pm

Watched this just now. While I know nothing about Ultraman, I had a lot of fun with this. The things you later see in works like Gunbuster, NGE, etc were fun, and the SciFi low-budget camp-value even better. :asuka_thumbsup:

Definitely recommend all Evageeks watch this, just to get an idea of how far Daicon came before they became GAINAX.
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Postby C.A.P. » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:59 pm

For those who want to see it, I found it on Youtube:

Here you go. No subs though.
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Postby Squigsquasher » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:46 pm

Watched this last night. No subs, so I couldn't tell what was going on. Didn't need to. Simply glorious.

Also, even in this Anno's directing/cinematography style is still really obvious. A lot of elements from Eva are visible here- ultra-low-budget AT Field for the win!
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:19 pm

Semi-related to this, Eiji Tsuburaya's 114th(!) birthday would have been today. Google Doodles had a tribute: https://www.google.com/doodles/eiji-tsuburayas-114th-birthday

I wonder if Anno and company celebrated in any way? ;)
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