YMMV / Zone Fighter

  • Badass Decay: Poor, poor Gigan. He's completely stripped of his ability to fly and use his buzzsaw, and is easily shafted in a Curb-Stomp Battle.
    • And Godzilla is reduced to being the Team Pet. However, according to Word of God (Jun Fukuda, director of many Godzilla movies and many eipsodes of this series), this Godzilla is not the one in the filmsnote .
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Being a kids show made in Japan there are a lot, but if one takes the cake it's Zone Fighter jumping into a TV and then appearing over the city the TV was showing being attacked by a monster.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Far too many to list though fighting King Ghidorah in space has to count as one.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Zone Fighter playing rock, paper, scissors is pretty funny.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The theme song is catchy as and the music for the second fight with King Ghidorah is also pretty good.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Just like Varan, Zone Fighter is mostly obscure even to fans but thanks to the internet some fans are shouting for DVD's of the show to be sold out of Japan and some fans are even asking to get Zone Fighter in a game.
  • Ho Yay: Zone Fighter and Godzilla's friendship could be a mild variation of this.
  • Special Effect Failure: Due to the economic depression affecting Japan at the time, the show suffered from this as much as the contemporary Godzilla movies and most other Toku of the period.
  • Vindicated by History: Zone Fighter was brushed off by many in its day as a mediocre Ultraman clone (one of many in the 70s), hence its short lifespan. But with the rise of the internet, there has been renewed interest in the series, with some praising its usage of the family dynamic over the stock paramilitary one. After all, how many other Ultraman wannabes can say they've teamed up with Godzilla?
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