A new character "TARO" appears!
The 6 Warriors finally assemble!
Anime ULTRAMAN finally returns to Netflix in Spring 2022.
"We are ULTRAMAN!"
ULTRAMAN Season 2 begins!
Following the legendary Ultra 6 Brothers, the 6 Warriors (ULTRAMAN, SEVEN, ACE, ZOFFY, JACK, TARO) assemble to face against an alien conspiracy of galactic scale!
Since it began streaming on Netflix in 2019, the anime ULTRAMAN has garnered popularity with fans not only in Japan, but the world over. The series incorporates the themes of a father and son's linterlinking fates, and Life-Sized Ultra heroes. It has received both domestic and international acclaim, being nominated for Best Direction in TV/Media at the 47th Annie Awards and was awarded Best TV/Streaming Anime CG at the VFX Japan 2020 Awards.
Season 2 is set to begin worldwide streaming from Spring, 2022.
Young photographer Kotaro Higashi encounters a mysterious missing persons case. He takes a photo proving that it was the work of aliens and brings it to the SSSP with his girlfriend Izumi. However, a certain incident transforms him into a superhuman with incredible fiery superpowers. Then, a familiar massive cosmic weapon appears before the human-sized Ultraman…
The original work for the anime is the comics produced by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi.
Currently a serial publication with 17 chapters through Comiplex (https://viewer.heros-web.com/),
it is expanding publication into 11 languages and 24 different countries.
The new worldview which this comic introduced garnered adoration and support from many young fans, becoming a hit-seller, with cumulative publications at over 4 million copies.
Taking the reins are director Kenji Kamiyama, of "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex" and "Napping Princess," and director Shinji Aramaki, behind "APPLESEED" and "Starship Troopers: Traitors of Mars."
Director Kamiyama has undying support from animation fans across the world for his profound Science Fiction settings, and his portrayal of multi-layered human drama storytelling. Director Shinji Aramaki is one the leading Japanese full 3DCG animation movie producers and has received critical acclaim overseas for his design of mechanical gadgets in CG animation.
ULTRAMAN, being undertaken by this pair of globally accredited creators, is also being made in full 3DCG animation. Cell shading is used to ensure the characters keep the look of the original work (a finish similar to traditional animation). It allows character portrayals that both fans of the manga and the anime will find familiar. Production IG and SOLA DIGITAL ARTS are using a mixture of motion capture technology to reflect the actor’s performance against the Ultraman Suits’ intricate textures in 3DCG, as well as incorporating the dynamic action that can only be expressed through animation.
Japan’s treasured hero Ultraman is born again in Anime ULTRAMAN and opens a new chapter in his history to the rest of the world.