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    Default Best first episode in the Ultra Series

    I don't know if it's been done here before, but I have to start it anyway, as well as share my own favorites.

    My vote to the best first episode of the Ultra Series goes to Return of Ultraman. (Interestingly, the episode's title, "Kaijuu Soushingeki," is the same exact Japanese title as Destroy All Monsters!!!)

    -I have never seen such histrionic drama surrounding the death of a potential human host for an Ultraman (in this case, Hideki Gou, before he became New Ultraman). He did a selfless heroic act, which tragically cost him his life, and his closest friends believed him to be gone forever.

    -The monster battle between Takkong (whom Gou would avenge himself against in the next episode) and Zazarn is awesome, as is the climactic battle between New Ultraman and Arstron.

    -The director of the episode is none other than Ishirou Honda (my all-time favorite director)!

    Otherwise, other shows had great first episodes, especially the "Big Three" (Ultra Q, Ultraman, and Ultra Seven).

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    Ultraman Leo and Ultraman Mebius were my absolute favs.

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    Tiga, Cosmos and mebius.

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    Ultraman Leo.

    The Ultraseven fight was intense!

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    Gonna have to go with Ultraman Leo here. Watching Seven get his leg snapped like a twig made me cringe.

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    Mebius

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basri RX View Post
    Ultraman Leo.

    The Ultraseven fight was intense!

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    Ultraman
    Leo
    Tiga
    Max

    and while not an Ultraman Series, Ultra Galaxy Season 1's first episode was pretty awesome.

    Thanks to Ragna "D" BloodEdge for the sig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox-Chan View Post
    Gonna have to go with Ultraman Leo here. Watching Seven get his leg snapped like a twig made me cringe.
    Yeah, it was like seeing Superman getting his leg twisted like that. Pretty brutal!

    In a way, that scene also had the same effect on me as the scene in Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla, when Mechagodzilla (disguised as Godzilla) brutally maims Anguirus. Anguirus is one of my favorite Toho Monsters, so it was unsettling to see him lose like that.

    Quote Originally Posted by badwolf View Post
    and while not an Ultraman Series, Ultra Galaxy Season 1's first episode was pretty awesome.
    Hey, it is an Ultra Series, so it counts! I thought Ultra Q had a great first episode (even though it wasn't the first filmed episode). To think it all began essentially with Godzilla (redressed as the monster Gomess), another famous character Eiji Tsuburaya brought to life.

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    Echoing Ultraman Leo here. It's still my favorite Ultraman show and I loved the first episode just tossing you into things, it felt more like a true continuation than other tokusatsu series that have only slight ties to their senior shows.
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