YMMV / Ultraman Tiga

  • Bizarro Episode: Episode 37 "Flower" and Episode 40 "Dream" are full of nonsensical imagery, weird audio cues, strange visuals, inspiration traditional Japanese theater and poetry, and have surreal monsters (Alien Manon and Bakugon). Of course, they're both written and directed by Akio Jissoji, the master of weird Ultraman episodes.
  • Broken Base: Depending on who you ask, the 4Kids Entertainment dub is either So Bad, It's Good or So Bad Its Horrible.
  • Ear Worm: The opening theme ("Take Me Higher" by V6) will stay in your brains for YEARS!
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Golza, full stop. He's pretty much the Gomora of the Heisei Ultra kaiju. But among the less frequently appearing monsters, Melba and the Kyrieloids are pretty popular.
    • Gatanozoa. Being a HP Lovecraft creation who fights Ultraman gets you places.
    • Keigo Masaki/Evil Tiga and Gardi are considered to be among the most memorable characters in the series.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The guest character of episode 15 is the real-life pro motorcyclist Takuma Aoki, who died from Gazort II's attack. About two years later in 1998, the actual man himself caught in an accident that caused paralysis on his lower waist.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The plot of episode 10 ended up getting used in The Simpsons Movie, complete with a sinkhole, except with the EPA in place of a Kaiju.
  • Macekre: The 4Kids dub, although some find it hilarious.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: The fanfare that plays when Tiga shows up.
  • Narm Charm: The 4Kids dub for those who don't find it an insult to the original show. Full of such lines as:
    Munakata: (reacting to the appearance of Melba) It looks like my mother-in-law.
  • Win Back the Crowd: For 15 years, the Ultra Series was on a semi-hiatus, with no full series being produced (mostly just cheap movies and specials) and Tsuburaya Productions in bad shape (at one point, they only had three employees). Fortunately Ultraman Tiga ended the small-screen absence and revolutionized the franchise, making it a smash hit with viewers and proving that Ultraman could still be a force to be reckoned with as the 21st century came around the corner.