2006 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title Ultraman Mebius Original Soundtrack 1
CD Label Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.
CD Number COCX-33790
Music by: Toshihiko Sahashi
(Tracks 2, 22 & 29 by Project DMM with others)
Number of tracks 29
Running time 64:14
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture July 26, 2006

REVIEW

December 28, 2006

Description from CD Japan: First ever original soundtrack to "Ultraman" fortieth anniversary commemorative series "Ultraman Mebius" composed by Mr. Ultrasound himself, Toshihiko Sahashi. Also includes the new song "Wandaba" from old-school "Ultraman"composer Toru Fuyuki and booklet with discussions between the two composers and interview.

My thoughts: Not a bad sounding Soundtrack. A lot of the music is a bit slow, dark and foreboding but a few other tracks really stand out. Track 15 for instance is a very catchy jazz sounding track. Easily my favorite on the disc. Track 16 is also quite different and sounds like it could be found in a circus.Track 22, Run Through - Wandaba Team Guys by Project DMM with TMC, is a very catchy tune that sounds similar to some of the a capella tracks done by the Bukimisha Weird Secret Society only with music or maybe something you could hear in a cowboy Western movie. Other tracks like track 26, "Meteor Shower", are fast paced and very good. Overall a very listenable soundtrack with some real standouts.

Additional info courtesy of David Hirsch

The first volume of background themes from the 40th anniversary series, which harkens back to the heyday of Tohru Fuyuki's many scores to the original Showa series. Ultraman Mebius (also available on DVD) is reminiscent of "Ultraman Taro." He was the youngest of the Ultra heroes, and so apparently is Mebius. There's plenty of familiar action and adventure, plus the return of some of Taro's adversaries. Catch Birdon in episode four. Includes the TV version of the title theme.

Ultraman Mebius Original Soundtrack 1
English track title translations courtesy of Jolyon Yates

  1. Main Title ~ The Name is Ultraman!
  2. Ultraman Mebius (TV Size)
  3. Fateful Encounter
  4. All Monster Advance
  5. Crew GUYS Scramble! [Guards for UtilitY Situation]
  6. Battle Field
  7. Monster Extermination Plan
  8. Broken Wings
  9. GUYS' Vow
  10. Giant Monster Raid on Tokyo
  11. Pressing Crisis
  12. Mebius!
  13. Shining Victory
  14. Bogal Secret Maneuvers
  15. GUYS Form Up
  16. Maquette Monster Strategy
  17. Vengeance Armour
  18. Crew GUYS' Investigation
  19. Ryu & Serizawa
  20. Ultra 5 Vow
  21. Big Town of the Red Lotus Flower
  22. Run Through! ~ Wunderbar (Crew GUYS) ~
  23. Burning Greater Tokyo
  24. Violence! Mebius vs Giant Monster
  25. We Crew GUYS
  26. METEOR Attack [Much Extreme Technology of Extraterrestrial ORigin]
  27. Mebius' Victory
  28. For This Planet
  29. Ultraman Mebius