Netflix has released an epic trailer for Ultraman, arriving in April on the streaming service.
Directed by Kenjj Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) and Shinji Aramaki (Applessed Alpha) the anime from Production I.G. (Blood: The Last Vampire) will premiere on Netflix worldwide simultaneously.
A direct follow-up to the original Ultraman, the series focuses on the epic return of Ultraman, who has grown older and given up the hero life. His son Shinjiro is forced to assume the role when a new giant aliens attempt to invade the Earth. The series is based on the Ultraman sequel manga, which debuted in 2011 and has been collected in 10 volumes.
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 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 battle the new aliens invading the Earth as the new Ultraman.
Arriving April 1 on Netflix, Ultraman stars Ryohei Kimura (Eden of the East), Takuya Eguchi (Gosick), Megumi Han (My Hero Acadamia) and Hideyuki Tanaka (One Piece).