YMMV / Ultraman Max

  • Bizarro Episode: The Butterfly's Dream, a fourth-wall breaking episode that will leave you questioning the very nature of your existence. It must be seen to be believed.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome / Ear Worm - MAX, MAX, MAX!
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Amongst the kaiju we have Grangon and Lagoras, IF, the Space Cats, and Natsunomeryu.
    • Elly is well-liked with fans due to being a cute Robot Girl and The Woobie, making her one the most memorable supporting team members in the Ultra Series.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • IF from the 15th Episode. Oh boy. You know what happens if that immortal lifeform absorbs an Ultra's powers.
    • 'DASH Annihilated' is a pretty scary episode that plays out like a horror movie, with an alien creature emerging from a meteor right and on the warpath through the base. Worse, it's a life force vampire with the ability to turn invisible. Worse yet, it's pregnant.
    • Ruganogar. A three headed monstrosity that travels the universe destroying planets For the Evulz.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Kanami explaining why she wants to help stop Gomora: her father, who mutated this particular one to it's current state to be a bio weapon to wipe out mankind, was a known criminal and terrorist, resulting in her and her family being scorned and mistreated. She wanted to find him and make him atone, but found out he was decidedly too far gone for there to be any hope of that (not to mention dead).
    • Kiif's Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Tough Act to Follow: Had trouble with this due to fans loving the dark tone of Ultraman Nexus. See Vindicated by History below.
  • Vindicated by History: Many fans reacted negatively to Ultraman Max's Lighter and Softer tone when it debuted, especially since the abrupt cancellation of Ultraman Nexus just a bit earlier was considered a serious blow. However, fans have since softened up to the show, and it is now considered one of the most underrated entries of the Ultra Series.
  • Win Back the Crowd: For younger audiences, Ultraman Max was exactly what they wanted after Ultraman Nexus proved alienating for them due to its extremely grim nature.
  • The Woobie - Elly AGAIN, Pigmon.
  • Ugly Cute - Pigmon.