There's a New ULTRAMAN Anime Series Coming To Netflix!
Ultraman is getting a new 3D CG anime series and it will be coming to Netflix! According to Anime News Network, the series will be an adaptation of the 12th compiled book volume of Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi's Ultraman manga that was recently revealed. For any of you that are fans of Ultraman, this is exciting news and if you're curious to know what the story entails, here's a synopsis for the manga that was released:
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.
I believe this is the same Ultraman anime project that was announced a few months ago. The anime series will be directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East, Napping Princess) and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed, Harlock: Space Pirate, Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars). The producers of the series include Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East, Napping Princess) and Sola Digital Arts (Appleseed Alpha, Starship Troopers: Invasion, Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars).
Some fans might not like that the series will be 3D CG animated, but the Godzilla Netflix anime series has made very good use of it as well as several other anime series, so it will be interesting to see how the visuals turn out.
The series is set to premiere on Netflix in spring 2019 and it will have a worldwide simultaneous release.