Netflix have been continuously going all-out on adding more anime to their catalogue. Throughout the first half of 2018 we have seen titles such as Devilman crybaby, Kakegurui, and Violet Evergarden on the platform across all regions available, and there’s even more anime coming up with Baki simulcasting in Japan with the rest of the world later in the year and Sword Gai the Animation’s second part to be made available at the end of July 2018.
However the next title is an interesting addition to the ever-growing catalogue.
The 2011 on-going manga adaptation of ULTRAMAN by Eiichi Shimizu and illustrator Tomohiro Shimoguchi was announced to be receiving an anime adaptation a while ago by studio Production I.G, and recently it has been announced that the series will be heading exclusively to the Netflix platform starting this Spring 2019.
The series will be released in its entirety, like how B: The Beginning and Devilman crybaby were handled. The anime adaptation will be animated in 3D CG with studio Sola Digital Arts.
The source of the Netflix confirmation was revealed during the release of the manga’s 12th volume in Japan.
The manga series has been licensed and published by Viz Media under their Signature label. They describe the manga’s storyline as follows:
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.
ULTRAMAN joins the stop-motion series Rilakkuma and Kaoru as titles so far confirmed with a 2019 timeframe for Netflix. You can find out what else is heading to the platform with our round-up list here.