Netflix is showing no signs of stopping with their anime announcements. They are continuing to announce more and more anime for their platform. The most recent of these announcements included Ultraman. Netflix revealed the cast and a teaser trailer for the anime. They also revealed the release date for the anime.
Ultraman will premiere globally on April 1. We have also ahold of the details of the cast.
Ryohei Kimura as Shinjiro Hayata
Takuya Eguchi as Dan Moroboshi
Megumi Han as Seiji Hokuto
Hideyuki Tanaka as Shin Hayata.
Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi are composing the music. Here is how Netflix describes the anime—
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.
The anime is being directed by the duo of 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). the anime is being produced by 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).
The manga is being published by Viz Media in North America. Here is the story:
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…