Ultraman will soon get an anime makeover from Production I.G. and after it was confirmed earlier this year that the series will make its worldwide debut on Netflix's streaming service, fans now have a specific release date.
Along with a brand new trailer for the series showing its CG look, Netflix has confirmed that the series will premiere worldwide at its service on April 1, 2019.
Netflix describes officially Ultraman as such, "Several years have passed since the events of Ultraman, with the legendary" Giant of Light ", now a memory, assuming he came home after fighting the many giant aliens who invaded the earth. Shin Hayata's son Shinjiro sees seems to have a strange ability, and it is this ability, along with the father's revelation that he was Ultraman, leading Shinjiro to fight the new aliens invading Earth as the new Ultraman. "
Although fans can find the CG series look a bit worrisome, another Tokusatsu-inspired anime series, SSSS.Gridman, showed that CG could properly transfer live-action components in a cool new way as long as the series is in the right hands. There should not be too much worry as Ultraman will be directed by Kenji Kamiyama of Ghost in Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Shinji Aramaki of Appleseed Alpha for Production I.G and SOLA Digital Arts.
Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi will compose the music of the series, and the first voice to the series includes Ryohei Kimura, Takuya Eguchi, Megumi Han and Hideyuki Tanaka.
The new series is based on Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shiguchi Ultraman manga, which is a sequel to the 1966 Ultraman TV series and began to run in Shogakukan's monthly hero magazine November 2011 and is collected in ten bindings from 2017. Manga is licensed by Viz Media for an English language edition in 2015 and is rated Fifth in "Best New Manga for Kids / Teens".
For those who are not familiar with Ultraman, It is a tokusatsu series made by Eiji Tsuburaya for the Tsuburaya Productions studio. Running for a total of 39 episodes, the series was sent from July 1966 to April 1967. The second series of the Ultra Q franchise has since resulted in many successors and spin-offs. Eiji Tsubuyara is also credited with being one of the most popular tokusatsu series, Godzilla.