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Friday, July 6, 2018

Ultraman anime coming to Netflix in 2019


Hold on to your seats as our favorite tokusatsu, Ultraman is getting an anime series in 2019 via Netflix.

Anime News Network reported the 12th volume of Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi's Ultraman manga revealed the upcoming CG anime adaptation of the series.



The series will directed by Kenji Kamiyama of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Shinji Aramaki of Appleseed Alpha for Production I.G. as it follows the adventures of Shin Hayata, the son of the original Ultraman.

Viz Media publishes the Ultraman manga in North America, and it describes the story:

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.

Production I.G. is responsible for our beloved anime series such as Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Blood: The Last Vampire, Patlabor, xxHolic, and The End of Evangelion.


A sequel to Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shiguchi's ULTRAMAN manga in 1966, Ultraman television series and began running in Shogakukan's Monthly Hero magazine November 2011, and has been collected into ten volumes as of 2017. The manga has been licensed by Viz Media for an English language release in 2015 and is rated fifth in the "Best New Manga for Kids/Teens."

Will this be igniting tokusatsu fans' anticipation everywhere? Well, let's wait until 2019 to determine.

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