The newly released 12th volume of the ongoing Ultraman manga has revealed that it’s forthcoming anime adaptation will premiere on Netflix in Spring 2019! More importantly the announcement also confirms that the series will have a simultaneous release worldwide, with the whole series being made available to subscribers that day.
The series is being animated by prolific studio Production I.G., with Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex), and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) serving as directors. It will be produced as a 3D CGI series, with motion capture also being utilised for an added sense of realism.
The Ultraman manga series first began in 2011, serving as a direct sequel to the original 1966 series. Its North American publisher Viz Media describes the series as;
Decades ago, a being known as the Giant of Light joined Shin Hayata of the Scientific Special Search Party to save Earth from an invasion of terrifying monsters known as Kaiju. Now, many years later, those dark days are fading into memory, and the world is at peace. But in the shadows a new threat is growing, a danger that can only be faced by a new kind of hero – a new kind of Ultraman…
Shinjiro is an ordinary teenager, but his father is the legendary Shin Hayata. When he learns that his father passed on the “Ultraman Factor” to him, and that he possesses incredible powers, nothing will ever be the same again.
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