Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Ultraman Review: Episode 6 "Coast Guard Orders"

The episode starts off with reports of a creature being sighted around Tokyo Bay. Hoshino is down at Tokyo Bay with his friends watching a cocoa bean shipment come in. Hoshino's friend soon spots a monster in the bay but Hoshino is too distracted by a man he thinks looks strangely familiar. Hoshino thinks his friend is just joking but his friend insist on calling the science patrol for help. So Hoshino and his friends go to a payphone to call the science patrol and then spot a wanted poster in the phone booth. The poster is of the man Hoshino saw earlier he is a smuggler named Diamond Kick. Hoshino calls the science patrol and lets them know about the kaiju and Diamond Kick but the patrol laughs it off as a joke and hangs up. Soon the monster rises again in the Harbor and we learn the monster's name is Gesura. The science patrol is now aware that Hoshino was not lying and jumps into action they arrive on seen. To find that Hoshino has been kidnapped by Diamond Kick. Gesura rises out of the ocean again and begins attacking with the Gesura attack going on Hoshino manages to escape from the distracted Diamond Kick. Hyata runs into the warehouse where Hoshino is to capture Diamond Kick but the building falls on Hyata. Hyata then becomes Ultraman. Ultraman then goes to hit Gesura but is hurt by the spike on Gesura's back. The two wrestle for awhile then end up back in the ocean fighting. It does not look good for Ultraman as Gesura is holding Ultraman's head on the water. Ultraman manages to get out of Gesura's hold then rips the dorsal fin of Gesura's back. Gesura then sinks into the ocean and the day is saved as Hyata shows up with Diamond Kick in custody.

This episode was way better then episode 5. Gesura is a very strange kaiju design but still very cool. I liked how Ultraman finally won a fight without shooting his enemy for once. This episode shows that Ultraman  can win a fight with out having to resort to his power beam every time. Good episode check it out.

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