Alas, we arrive at the end of our journey — the long-awaited finale of the New Generation entry we’ve all come to know and love over the past year. Many are sad to see Ultraman Blazar go so soon, but at least we can say it went out with a bang!
Myself during the Blazar finale vs me experiencing post Blazar depression pic.twitter.com/t2QBGvIYOn— Bi-Kaiju Kasey🏳️🌈 (@Kasey_Toth) January 20, 2024
We’ve seen characters grow, the world develop, and secrets uncovered, and yet some things never change. Blazar does utter a heartfelt final ‘we’ve got this’ this episode, but overall he remained the least verbal Ultra to the very end.
I've been kinda taking this for grantedcombined with great writing, Blazar is a masterclass in nonverbal suit acting; the show gives him such brilliant character depth and personality, with nary a single actual spoken word! https://t.co/TvaQfh5yDs pic.twitter.com/WgeUDBazL5 — Space Cowboy (@BattyWanderer) January 20, 2024
Some things change for the better, for instance, Earth Garon showed himself to be pretty useful this episode! Despite being a huge mecha seemingly built for combat, one of its biggest strengths was shown to be facilitating communication between the V99 fleet and Earth.
In the end, Earth Garon's biggest contribution was as a means of communication, not battle. ☺️ I think this revelation puts Earth Garon in a new light.— zombie ✨️fuwa Ace protector✨T50 anniv✨AOT spoilers (@zombieseiza) January 20, 2024
Emi was able to steer the crisis to a ceasefire, and avoid falling to the same mistakes made by her predecessors, a truly noble feat...
Buuuut, there’s still some Kaiju to knock out the old fashioned way!
i really thought they’d spare vallaron but they completely toasted that man— weakest showa enjoyer (@fishman8000000) January 20, 2024
At the end of a truly satisfying series of events, Blazar whips out a final party trick to save the day — And this one is the best because it’s backed by the power of love, obviously.
Thanks to the power of hope and Gento's bond with his family, Ultraman Blazar finally obtained his strongest finisher. The Blazar Beam (Bureiza Kousen). pic.twitter.com/TfyBfuXfvh— Zang 🍓 Berries = 座んGうベrRィい図 (@ZangBerries) January 20, 2024
Blazar and Gento might drain each other’s energy sometimes but this finale has proven that more than anything else, the two make each other better fighters and better leaders.
In a deviation from the typical Ultraman formula, we conclude the season without learning much of Blazar’s origin and without Gento’s cover being blown. Didn’t expect that to be honest! Welp, plenty mystery left to explore for Blazar content to come.
In the end we never find out who blazar actually is and how he ended up in the wormhole that brought him to earth, but in the grand scheme of things none of these matter, we know he has a strong sense of justice, he protects and he is Skard's friend and aibou!! pic.twitter.com/KqbNI5t9dL— Chips 💖🌊 (@Chips_n_Cookies) January 20, 2024
Blazar was not just a series, but an experience. I think it’s safe to say the best part of the watching experience wasn’t the community on screen (although they did steal our hearts) but it was the community behind every screen, joining together on multiple media platforms to share their thoughts, feelings, critiques, and memes with the rest of a truly remarkable fandom. It is your insight that brings Blazar beyond the world of Ultraman. The characters and tales we love are not confined to their story anymore, they become ever-evolving concepts with every comment, tweet, reddit post, and discord message.
And don’t worry, the fun isn’t over yet. You asked for more Blazar and we said ‘Wilco!’ There’s more Blazar to come with the upcoming film and potential appearances in new series, so stay tuned here on Ultraman Connection for more updates on where our favorite monkey-man will be next!