He Won’t Last Like That- Ultraman Z 11 Analysis |GU 14

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Ultraman Z Episode 11 What Must Be Defended! September 5, 2020
Writer: Kota Fukihara
Director: Masayoshi Takesue

SSA-3 King Joe STORAGE Custom is finally complete! With weapons equipped to every inch of its body, this super robot wields tremendous power. Meanwhile, Red King appears before STORAGE. It seems, however, that this Red King has a secret…

-Haruki ain’t gruff-looking
-Gamma Future’s talk to the hand motion and finger snapping feels too Earthly
-Ultraman Z was active for WAY more than 3 minutes. What are the rules on that again? I think they broke them here.

Beta Smash brawling with Red King was fantastic
King Joe Storage custom looks cool. I loved how Yoko struggled with it. The realism in that is cool, though it was odd that she had no issue at first. Maybe it should have been reversed a bit?

Haruki feels like a much deeper character to me now. Seeing his backstory with his dad. Seeing his home town, seeing him as a kid, as an adult son, seeing more of him does so much for me.

I thoroughly enjoyed the range: from his vengeful rage at Red King to his mournful realization that he is the monster that orphaned a kaiju family, as was done to him. That was beautiful and meaningful, without being preachy. The contrast between the beginning and the end of the episode really serves the point well, contrasting Haruki’s enthusiasm for their new weapon with the guilt of killing a parent in the place he lost his father. This is wonderfully bittersweet. This is why Tokusatsu has hooked me.

Once again, was Bako right? Is humanity not ready for the destructive power of King Joe? Is it something deeper? Is humanity ill-suited to employ violence and deal death as a first response to a kaiju attack? How will this effect Haruki going forward? I hope it will be profound. Did Z learn anything from this?


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There were some cool references I caught because I watched TAC after realizing Z and TAC connect.

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Series Synopsis

Once, shards of evil called “Devil Splinters” were scattered across space, throwing the galaxy into chaos. At that time, Ultraman Z, a new member of the Inter Galactic Defense Force who sought out Ultraman Zero as a mentor, comes down to Earth while chasing the Ferocious Space Shark Genegarg. On Earth, the Anti-Monster Robot Force STORAGE is formed to face down the monsters that appear on a daily basis. In his first battle, Z merges with Haruki Natsukawa, a new pilot of STORAGE. Together, they rise up to protect the peace! However, behind the scenes, the parasitic lifeform Celebro has set a terrifying plot into motion…

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【Blu-ray release information in North America】

The Ultraman Series is now being released on Blu-ray in North America by Mill Creek Entertainment.

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