Stand up and fight Stand up and fight Ultraman Ace He's the ace of outer space!
Ultraman Ace is tokusatsu show that aired from 1972 to 1973. It is the fifth installment in the Ultra Series.Yapool, an interdemensional creature, seeks to take over the Earth with Choujuu, his monster experiments. Ultraman Ace goes to combat him not in one, but two guises: TAC officers Seiji Hokuto and Yuhko Minami. Together, Seiji and Yuhko (and later just Seiji) must combat Yapool's forces for the peace of the Earth.
Ultraman Ace provides examples of the following tropes:
Both hosts would suffer the effects of Ace's injuries and energy depletion, Minami more so that Hokuto. Then, she had to leave Earth for good.
Minami's first name, Yuhko.
In Episode 28, Minami sees strange lights on the moon; then Lunatyx appears...
In Episode 26, Alien Hippolito leaves behind an Ace action figure, which an angry child throws across the room in disgust, beheading it. Hokuto took it back to TAC HQ. Ace ended up falling in Hippolito's trap, not really losing his head, but still...
Minami is big on classical music, especially with Moon in the title, which she even plays in future appearances (Moonlight Sonata).
Speaking of which, the sad background music playing throughout Episode 28 is Debussy's Clair De Lune, a piece about the Moon.
Four Is Death: How many Ultramen were crucified on planet Golgotha? Four. They happened to be the same ones who came down to rescue Ace from Alien Hippolito only to fall into the same trap as Ace. Subverted when Father of Ultra joined the fray.
In the last episode, the seemingly benign Alien Simon turned out to be Yapool, who has created Jumbo King (a kaijuu made up of parts of other kaijuu), and turns children against Hokuto, who then reveals his Secret Identity to everybody.
Transformation Sequence: Tsuburaya, in a direct attempt to compete with Kamen Rider's transformation sequences, featured Hokuto and Minami doing stunts such as leaping several feet into the air to transform.
Up to Eleven: The Choujuu, beefed-up Kaiju created by the Yapool.
Wonder Twin Powers: How Hokuto and Minami summon Ace, after each of their rings shines. They don't need to be in actual physical contact; just a hand on a video screen will do!
Worf Had The Flu: The Father of Ultra fights Alien Hipporito and, while doing the best out of everyone to fight him, loses (but revives Ace who finishes the job). The Father of Ultra had actually been weakened due to a combination of things (depending on the source, he either expended too much energy going to Earth top speed or was tired from training Taroh). Later appearances show the Father of Ultra otherwise would have crushed Hipporito without breaking a sweat.