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|Title||Ultraman Dyna, Original Soundtrack (Final!), Vol. 4|
Reissued by Futureland/Youmex
|Music by:||Tatsumi Yano|
|Number of tracks||31|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||Original - October 28, 1998|
Reissue - October 27, 2000
August 31, 2010
Ultraman Dyna, Vol 4
The final album of music used for Ultraman Dyna reflects the more intense and darker turn that the series took in its latter half. It begins with the increasingly dramatic themes of Track #2, "In the Light of Destiny", where Asuka fulfills his (late?) father's mission to successfully test a "super" Zero Drive - at an incredible risk to his life, even to the life of an Ultraman host.
It continues throughout, with the music reflecting the despair of both fighting an intelligent and malevolent alien entity that is suddenly reappearing, stronger, and more vicious than ever - and the most shocking betrayal of an Ultraman ever seen. This culminates in the last track, "To Tomorrow ...", whose haunting, ethereal tones give several hints to the final mysterious fates of *both* Asukas, while attempting to convey some hope, to both the audience and the remaining members of SuperG.U.T.S. The ironic thing is, it is not until the "Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend - The Movie", eleven years later, that one sees that hope fulfilled.
This album, while considerably darker in tone than the earlier three, still has excellent music, well-suited to the series, and I recommend it, especially to complete the collection, especially since it is out of print.
Ultraman Dyna, Original Soundtrack (Final!), Vol. 4