Ultraman 3D CG Anime Gets Final Season in 2023
Tsuburaya Productions revealed on Monday that the 3D CG anime Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi's Ultraman manga will get a final season that will debut worldwide on Netflix in 2023. The company streamed a teaser trailer:
In the trailer, Ultraman narrator Kōji Ishizaka shouts "Ultraman, stand up!" The video ends with the line, "There is one more response from Ultraman."
The company also unveiled an visual. The text on the right reads, "Farewell, Ultraman."
The anime's second season debuted on Netflix worldwide on April 14. The new season's first episode got an advanced screening at the "Ultraman World Premiere and Orchestra Concert" event on April 10.
Netflix describes the anime's story:
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 first anime season premiered globally on Netflix in April 2019 and has 13 episodes. The series then premiered on television in Japan in April 2020. 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) directed the first anime season. 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) produced the anime in 3D CG. Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi composed the music.
Kamiyama, Aramaki, Production I.G, and Sola Digital Arts returned from the first season for the second one.
Tatsuhisa Suzuki was slated to play the new Ultraman character Kōtarō Higashi/Ultraman Taro in the second season, but he offered to step down from the role, due to his recent hiatus from "all entertainment industry activities" last year. Tomoaki Maeno will voice the character instead. Suzuki performed the opening theme songs for the first season as a member of OLDCODEX.
Source: Comic Natalie