A new trailer for the highly anticipated second season of Netflix’s Ultraman anime shows the series’ new team of six Ultramen in action.
Netflix released a new trailer for Ultraman Season 2.
The new teaser trailer debuted during the Netflix “Anime Day” stream, which also featured a new trailer for the next season of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, as well as a first look at Netflix’s upcoming live action gundam movie and the new one kakegurui spin off. The anime versions of the Ultra Brothers were first revealed with a poster image in September at Netflix’s “TUDUM” event, but the new teaser trailer gives fans a first look at all of the new Ultramen in action. The trailer offers brief glimpses of each hero’s transformation and special attack sequences, as well as a few shots of the new team fighting together. In the original Ultraman Continuity, the Six Ultra Brothers were a team made up of the first six Ultra beings to come to Earth, including the first Ultraman, Zoffy, Ultraseven, and Ultraman Taro. The anime is still slated to premiere in 2022.
Netflix’s Ultraman anime ignores the events of the many other sequels in the franchise, instead establishing a new continuity that serves as a direct sequel to the original 1966 live-action TV show. Shin Hayata, who was Ultraman’s partner in the original Tokusatsu- show, is now several decades older and the father of a teenage son, Shinjiro. When the giant monsters that Shin defeated years ago return to attack Earth again, Shinjiro is forced to inherit his father’s legacy and become Ultraman’s new host.
The anime series is based on a manga by writer Eiichi Shimizu and artist Tomohiro Shimoguchi, which was first published in 2011. The original season of the anime adaptation was developed as a Netflix exclusive and debuted in 2019. directed by Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki, who are best known for their work on the critically acclaimed Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex. The duo also collaborated on the new Blade Runner: Black Lotus CG anime, which will debut on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll later this month. Actor Ryohei Kitamura has been confirmed to reprise his role as Shinjiro for the series’ second season. Voice actor and musician Tatsuhisa Suzuki was previously cast in the series, but announced he would be stepping down after a much-discussed cheating scandal.
The original season of Ultraman is available for streaming on Netflix. The manga on which the series is based is localized in English and distributed in North America by VIZ Media.
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