Ultraman’s next generation is here and its larger than life! Years ago, the famous giant of light Ultraman worked to protect peace on Earth. Now, a new champion arises: Shinjiro Hayata, a high-school student who must don the Ultra Suit and the worries that come with it. The son of the former Ultraman, he will become this generation’s new hero! Netflix Original Anime Ultraman starts streaming worldwide April 1st, only on Netflix.
The new Ultraman is directed by Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki, who had both previously directed different incarnations of the Ghost in the Shell animated series, so that should be of interest to everyone who liked those shows.
The series is being worked on Production I.G. (Star Blazers 2199) in association with Sola Digital Arts (Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars). Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: SAC) and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed Alpha) will direct.
Judging from the footage released so far, this new anime is very different from the usual Ultraman fare. After 50 years, the Ultraman franchise should feel free to mix things up a bit.