Ultra Seven X
is a 2007 tokusatsu
series produced by Tsuburaya Productions. It is a Darker and Edgier
reimagining of the classic Ultra Seven
In the 23rd century, Deus agent Jin has contracted amnesia and is in a strange apartment. Upon waking up, he sees that he has a strange item, the Ultra Eye. With it, he can change into the mysterious giant called Ultra Seven X. Now, he must fight the alien invaders that threaten his world and figure out the mystery behind his missing memories.
The is the first Ultra in the Ultra Series
to be aimed exclusively at adults.
Ultra Seven X provides examples of the following tropes:
- Anti-Climax Boss: Most of the monsters were defeated very quickly when they appear. The challenge in most episodes is in actually finding them. This includes the final boss, which is actually a large group of subterranean giant insects. Once his consciousness awakens, Seven proceeds to destroy them in less than 5 minutes.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Well, it's an Ultra series, but surprisingly averted most of the time. A lot of the Monster of the Week are human-sized.
- Action Girl: Agent S.
- Back from the Dead: Agent D. Turns out he faked his death to be with his alien lover.
- BadAss: Jin/Ultrseven X. Due to the show being something of a detective show, his battles are usually settled within the last 5 or so minutes, sometimes in one single blow. Even the Big Bad can do little against him once he gets his memory back.
- Big Damn Heroes: Seven, of course, especially in the final episode once he gets his memory back. The best example has to be when he rescued the injured K and S, preventing their Heroic Sacrifice.
- Butt Monkey: Agent K, especially when Agent S is around.
- Breather Episode: One episode has a non-malicious spacefaring alien, the final living member of its species, who attaches itself to Jin's space otaku friend to take him with it into space as a companion. This is the only episode where absolutely no one gets harmed. In fact, Jin turned into Seven just to give them a proper sendoff into space.
- Contemplate Our Navels: Some of the early episodes can feel like this.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: K is pretty laid back most of the time, acts like he's terrified by S, and usually fits the group's The Smart Guy role. In the final episodes, he showed us just why he was chosen as a DEUS member by disarming S, who was pointing her gun at his head, and holding both her and Jin at gunpoint.
- Darker and Edgier: The darkest show of the entire Ultra Series.
- Early-Bird Cameo: S appears in first episode as a waitress before her proper introduction in the 4th episode.
- Easy Amnesia: Jin has it. It was actually Seven who purposely sealed away his consciousness along with Jin's memory because the former feared he will erase the latter's personality.
- Face-Heel Turn: Agent R, who sided with the abductor aliens after he lost his wife.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Kaoru is an alien now?
- Heroic Sacrifice: Almost happens to K and S in the final episode.
- Holding Back the Phlebotinum: Ultraseven himself doesn't normally appear beyond the last 5 minutes of the episode, and his battles in some of the later episodes were almost single-stroke battles. Also used by Seven, who sealed his consciousness for fear that he will erase Jin's, giving him his Easy Amnesia.
- Inter Species Romance: Happened between agent D and an alien girl who was so entranced with earth music that she abandoned her invasion mission.
- Lettered Sequel
- Like an Old Married Couple: Invoked when K told S that, being agents who are considered nonexistant to the rest of the world, she was the closest thing he had to a wife right as they prepare for their Heroic Sacrifice.
- Otaku O'Clock: Being aimed at adults, it was aired at 2.15am on CBC and 2.25am on TBS.
- The Reveal: This is the same Ultra Seven from the M78 universe who came into the X world to stop the Grakyess, the Big Bad of the series, from crossing into the Seven's side.
- Tragic Monster: Quite a few.
- Sweet Tooth: Agent S really likes her chocolate balls.
- Transformation Trinket: The Ultra Eye.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Agent R. Also happens to the main protagonists.
- Your Mind Makes It Real: In one episode, S ate an alien organism and had severe stomach pains afterwards. Turns out Jin had swapped the tablet containing the parasite with an ordinary multivitamin tablet...S was not happy.