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12 March 2008 @ 09:26 pm
Dyna: How Much Do I Want It?  
(I'll try to get better at changing the icon for Ultraman posts, so those not interested can know at a glance to skip it.)

So, I'll be in Japan in a few weeks, that wonderful Mecca of used Japanese DVDs. Thinking ahead to the next movie I'm thinking... I've seen no Dyna. I've found no downloads for Dyna. Do I want to buy it on DVD while I'm there, or should I just be patient and catch it sometime after I've finished off all the other backlogged Ultraman series I have on the to-watch stack.

Thoughts from those who have seen it?
Nikki's Cornersennetari on March 13th, 2008 08:42 am (UTC)
Dyna is quite different in tone from Tiga, for all that it is supposed to be a sequel of that series. It is more light-hearted and makes fun of itself a lot. Personally, I don't think Dyna has as much a broad appeal as Tiga. But what do I know? People I thought would love Dyna hate it, and people I thought would hate it love it.

Speaking of Dyna being a continuation of Tiga, some of SuperGUTS team members appear in the Final Odyssey movie to back up GUTS. And there is a cool passing-the-torch type scene toward the end of that movie where Daigo meets the guy who would become Dyna's human host.

I like Dyna, to a certain extent, but obviously not as much as I like Tiga. Dyna's human host is someone I wouldn't think of as a hero just by looking at him on the surface. He's probably the only human host for whom I ever have this doubt. Even the Cosmos kid, for all that he annoys me, I never once believe he's anything else other than a hero.

In the end, this probably doesn't answer your question about what to do. Dyna is a humorous series, but probably not for everyone. Oh, and it is episodic. (No other Ultra series I know has as much story arcs as Mebius anyway.) If nothing else, the rare guest appearances from Tiga's cast are something to look forward to if you like them.

Just out of curiosity, how much do those used DVDs cost?
UltraM2000 - 外国女性熱中人: determinedmadsqueeble on March 13th, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)
Arglebargle, Senne's basically said a lot of what I wanted to say. Never mind. You shall have reiteration.

Dyna can be LOL-funny and also quietly thoughtful--though not at the same time. There's more irreverence to it than Tiga, and as mentioned, Asuka drives some people up the wall. (But at least he looked halfway decent then, look at Tsurutake 10 years on, gods save us all...) I would definitely recommend it.