Saturday’s live broadcast of “Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event” revealed a new image for the second season of Ultraman anime. The anime will premiere in spring 2022 on Netflix worldwide.
Several years have passed since the events of Ultraman, with the legendary “Giant of Light” (光 の 巨人 Hikari no Kyojin) now a memory, as it is believed that he returned home after fighting the many giant aliens that invaded. the earth. Shin Hayata’s son Shinjiro seems to possess a strange ability, and it is this ability, along with his father’s revelation that he was Ultraman, that leads Shinjiro to fight the new aliens invading Earth as the new Ultraman.Netflix describes the Ultraman anime
The first anime season premiered globally on Netflix in April 2019 and has 13 episodes. The series then premiered on television in Japan in April 2020. 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) directed the first anime season. 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) produced the 3D CG anime. Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi composed the music.
Kamiyama and Aramaki and Production I.G and Sola Digital Arts are returning from the first season for the second.
Tatsuhisa Suzuki was slated to play the new Ultraman Tar / Kotaro Higashi character in season two, but offered to step down from the role, due to his recent hiatus from “all activities in the entertainment industry.” Suzuki performed the opening songs of the first season as a member of OLDCODEX.
Ultraman, better known as Ultra Series, is the collective name for all the media produced by Tsuburaya Productions featuring Ultraman, his many siblings, and the myriad of Ultra Monsters. Debuting with Ultra Q and then Ultraman in 1966, the Ultra Series is one of Japan’s most prominent tokusatsu superhero genre productions, alongside the Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, and Metal Heroes series produced by Toei.
The Ultra Series is also one of the best-known examples of the daikaiju genre (大 怪 獣, “giant monster”), along with Toho’s Godzilla series and Daiei Film’s Gamera series. However, the Ultra Series also falls into the kyodai hīro (巨大 ヒ ー ロ ー, “giant hero”) subgenre of tokusatsu television shows.
The Ultraman brand generated $ 7.4 billion in marketing revenue from 1966 to 1987, equivalent to more than $ 17 billion adjusted for inflation. Ultraman was the third best-selling licensed character in the world in the 1980s, largely due to his popularity in Asia. References to Ultraman abound in Japanese pop culture, as do references to Superman in American culture.
Source – Netflix News Room