Ultraman Retsudan Opening and Intro: Is it a biography, or a glorified clip show?

We have the opening for the new Ultraman biographical series, Ultraman Retsuden. The new Ultraman series, announced back in April, is a celebration for the 45th anniversary of the Ultraman franchise. (Wow, all three major toku series are celebrating anniversaries this year.)

Ultraman Retsuden will star Ultraman Zero, the newest Ultra Hero, as the “navigator” of the show, leading us through 45 years of Ultraman history. It will be a special compilation of various Ultra Heros and Monsters.

Let’s take a look at the intro:

(Credit to gustavaumisback)

Pretty cool entrance, huh? Especially for a biography.

Other Heisei Ultra Heros are said to guest star throughout the series, including Tiga, Dyna, Gaia, and Cosmos. And they’ve got more in stock for future episodes.

For anyone interested in seeing this, Grown Ups in Spandex (GUIS) will be subbing this new series. If anyone would like me to review this first episode, just let me know.

I’m not sure if I’ll watch this one that often. I think I’ll watch the first episode or two to get the feel of it, but that will be about all.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin