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"Here comes, our-"

―Series tagline

"We are Ultramen"

―Second tagline

ULTRAMANウルトラマン (Urutoraman), also trademarked as Anime ULTRAMAN[5], is a 3DCG anime series produced by Tsuburaya Productions and Production I.G based on the manga series of the same name, ULTRAMAN.[6] The first season of the series was released worldwide on April 1, 2019, via Netflix.[7] Season 2 was released on April 14, 2022,[8][9][10][11] while the third and final season released on May 11, 2023.[3][4][12]

The first season was broadcast on Japanese TV networks Tokyo MX and BS11 starting April 12, 2020, with a new theme song.[13][14]

Viewer discretion is advised as strong language is sometimes used.

A spin-off mobile video game titled ULTRAMAN: BE ULTRA was released during Spring 2020 in Japan.

Synopsis

Season 1

In this world, there was once a figure called the Giant of Light. After completing his mission, he went back to his homeland and erased all memories relating to him, giving humans the peace they had once had. The story is based on a world where the Giant of Light is now the past.

High schooler Shinjiro Hayata notices he has “special powers”—unbelievable jumping skills, strength well beyond humans', and a body too-powerfully built—all of which were enough for him to realize he is not “normal”.

One day, he finds out that his father was once Ultraman. Shinjiro, who inherited those genes, is one of the few who can wear the Ultra Suit.

"I will say this straight up — I want you to become Ultraman."[15]

Season 2

A global, mass-disappearance event takes place, and Rena and Shinjiro simultaneously vanish.

In the wake of these events, freelance journalist Kotaro Higashi investigates this mysterious “disappearance incident.”

The aliens behind it are the terrorist organization Dark Star. They transmit a message to those on Earth: “Give us half of the Earth, or sacrifice half of its people… make your choice.” At the same time, the recently disappeared Rena and Shinjiro are teleported to the Dark Star ship orbiting the Earth.

Learning too much, Kotaro is caught in the crossfire between Dark Star and the SSSP, and is almost left for dead….

In the final battle, our heroes face off against the Golden Fortress. Facing this giant mech destroying the city, ULTRAMAN, SEVEN and TARO are joined by ZOFFY, JACK, and ACE.

At long last, the 6 ULTRAMAN heroes have assembled![15]

Final Season

Shinjiro (ULTRAMAN) who saw a nightmare begins to realize he can no longer keep his abilities under control and struggles to contain them. His power is unleashed beyond his control, the city is destroyed, and people are hurt. Society begins to call ULTRAMAN a “disaster of mankind” and the hero becomes a target for condemnation. Shinjiro, alone and having lost everything, finds himself in the middle of a maelstrom of fate! In the shadows of the confusion, an ominous alien force moves in secret![16]

Episodes

Season 1

  1. A Power That Does Not Belong On Earth
  2. An Inevitable Fate BLOOD VIOLENCE
  3. Being Ultraman Isn't So Bad DEATH
  4. Release the Limiter! BLOOD VIOLENCE
  5. An Alien Town
  6. The Curse That Is Ultraman
  7. Hidden Thoughts BLOOD VIOLENCE
  8. The Dawn of Truth CHARACTER DEATH
  9. Nice To Meet You, Big Brother
  10. Star Cluster Council
  11. Always Stay the Way You Are
  12. Ace Killer BLOOD VIOLENCE
  13. The Real Ultraman BLOOD VIOLENCE

Season 2

  1. The Man from NY
  2. Flames of Fury
  3. The Man without the Light
  4. Attack on SSSP BLOOD
  5. The Golden Fortress BLOOD
  6. ULTRAMAN No.6

Final Season

  1. The Sign of a New Awakening BLOOD
  2. The Curse of Ultraman
  3. The Choice of a Hero
  4. No One to Trust BLOOD
  5. Hide and Seek BLOOD
  6. A Warrior's Return
  7. The Fourth Successor
  8. TARO vs ULTRAMAN
  9. Time of Awakening
  10. The Disaster
  11. A Nightmare Come True
  12. Farewell, Our- BLOOD

Characters

Ultramen

SSSP

Kaiju

Season 1

Season 2

Final Season

Others

Cast

Character Japanese Voice English Voice Motion Actor
Shinjiro Hayata Ryohei Kimura Josh Hutcherson Katsuyuki Yamazaki
Shin Hayata Hideyuki Tanaka Fred Tatasciore Teruaki Ogawa
Dan Moroboshi Takuya Eguchi Liam O'Brien Shinji Kasahara
Seiji Hokuto Megumi Han Gunnar Sizemore Haruka Shibai
Rena Sayama Sumire Morohoshi Tara Sands Haruka Shibai
Mitsuhiro Ide Ken Uo Brian Palerma Kaiji Soze
Edo Shigeru Ushiyama D.C. Douglas Teruaki Ogawa
Jack Ryota Takeuchi Robbie Daymond
Yosuke Endo Eiji Hanawa Chris Edgerly
Kurata Hirokazu Sekido Lucien Dodge
Adad Kenjiro Tsuda Steven Jay Blum
Shiraishi Shiraishi Minoru Benjamin Diskin
Bemular Kaiji Soze Matthew Mercer Kaiji Soze
Alien Adacic Yuichi Jose Xander Mobus
Igaru Tomohiro Yamaguchi Michael Yurchak
Ace Killer Hiroaki Hirata Ray Chase
Alien Nepenthes Tarusuke Shingaki D. C. Douglas
Kotaro Higashi Tomoaki Maeno[25] Roger Craig Smith[26]
Alien Pedant Junichi Suwabe[10][11] Christropher Swindle[27]
Izumi Maaya Sakamoto[2] Julie Nathanson[27]
Maaya Ayane Sakura[18] Reba Buhr[27]
Valcure Mao Ichimichi[19][20] Jennifer Sun Bell
Mephisto Koji Ishii[19][20] Ray Chase
Alien Zarab
Daisuke Arashi Hideaki Tezuka[21][22]
Gojo Takaya Aoyagi[23]
Yuriko Hayata Shino Kakinuma[28]

Staff

  • Directors: Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki
  • Music: Nobuko Toda, Kazuma Jinnouchi

Music

Season 1

Opening Theme
Ending Themes

Season 2

Opening Theme
  • 3[2]
    • Lyrics: Konnie Aoki
    • Compostion/Arrangement: TeddyLoid
    • Artist: NOILION
Ending Theme

Season 3

Opening Theme
  • RAYS[32]
    • Lyrics: Konnie Aoki
    • Compostion/Arrangement: TeddyLoid、MIYAVI、Carlos K.
    • Artist: NOILION and MIYAVI
Ending Theme
  • AVIATION
    • Artist: Void_Chords, Ryohei & Foggy-D

Home Media

Season 1 of the series was released on Blu-Ray format on June 24, 2020, in a standard release and a limited-edition version through Premium Bandai.

The releases are bundled with the following:

  • Extra merchandise (Varies with merchant)
  • ULTRAMAN Making Documentary: This Is Our Ultraman
  • No-Credits Opening and Ending (TV Version)
  • Promotional Video archives
  • Work Booklet: ORIGINAL BOOKLET A TYPE
  • An exclusive side story for the manga
  • Work Booklet: ORIGINAL BOOKLET B TYPE (Limited edition only)[33][34]

Gallery

Images

Season 1

Season 2

Final Season

Videos

Trailers

Season 1
Season 2
Final Season

Promotional

Season 1
Season 2
Final Season

Trivia

  • ULTRAMAN was Netflix Japan's most-watched anime for the year 2019, as well as the sixth-most watched program overall.[35][5]
  • The series was nominated for the Best Direction - TV/Media category in the 47th Annie Awards, held in 2020.[36] Other than that, it was also nominated for and then won the grand prize of the 8th VFX-Japan Award, held in 2020, for Best CGI in the Animation category.[37][38]
  • A crowdfunded live-action trailer was made for the TV rebroadcast for the first season of the series.[39][40] The fundraising project managed to surpass their goal of 5 million yen, accumulating a total of 8,967,000 yen from 612 supporters.[41]

External Links

References

  1. https://heros-ultraman.com/news/anime_movie/20181128/post-512
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 https://en.tsuburaya-prod.co.jp/news/3974
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://t.co/f7XQGBiTyO
  4. 4.0 4.1 https://m-78.jp/news/post-6301
  5. 5.0 5.1 Dead link https://ultramangalaxy.com/licensing/ultraman-licensing-programs/
  6. http://natalie.mu/comic/news/259034
  7. https://en.tsuburaya-prod.co.jp/news/523
  8. https://m-78.jp/news/post-6065
  9. https://en.tsuburaya-prod.co.jp/news/2916
  10. 10.0 10.1 https://m-78.jp/news/post-6164
  11. 11.0 11.1 https://en.tsuburaya-prod.co.jp/news/3769
  12. https://t.co/f7XQGBiTyO
  13. https://heros-ultraman.com/news/anime_movie/20191214/post-623
  14. https://twitter.com/heros_ultraman/status/1235852622004797442
  15. 15.0 15.1 https://anime.heros-ultraman.com/story/
  16. https://tsuburaya-prod.com/news/5898
  17. https://anime.heros-ultraman.com/character/sayama-rena/#season3
  18. 18.0 18.1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acXecOGNQnY
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 https://m-78.jp/news/post-6620
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 https://tsuburaya-prod.com/news/5898
  21. 21.0 21.1 https://m-78.jp/news/post-6670
  22. 22.0 22.1 https://tsuburaya-prod.com/news/5944
  23. 23.0 23.1 https://tsuburaya-prod.com/news/5989
  24. https://twitter.com/heros_ultraman/status/1650333750704877569
  25. https://en.tsuburaya-prod.co.jp/news/3070
  26. https://twitter.com/JeffNimoy/status/1513664708699557889
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 https://twitter.com/JeffNimoy/status/1513884373078192138
  28. https://twitter.com/heros_ultraman/status/1650333750704877569
  29. https://m-78.jp/news/post-5407/
  30. https://mantan-web.jp/article/20190115dog00m200039000c.html
  31. https://heros-ultraman.com/news/anime_movie/20200210/post-644
  32. https://tsuburaya-prod.com/news/6051
  33. https://heros-ultraman.com/news/anime_movie/20200401/post-663
  34. https://heros-ultraman.com/news/anime_movie/20200410/post-664
  35. https://note.com/netflix/n/n9767221d5301
  36. https://annieawards.org/nominees
  37. https://vfx-japan.jp/award2020result/
  38. https://en.tsuburaya-prod.co.jp/news/1761
  39. https://heros-ultraman.com/news/item/20200127/post-636
  40. https://en.tsuburaya-prod.co.jp/news/1537
  41. https://www.makuake.com/project/ultraman/

Productions
Showa Series Ultra Q | Ultraman | Ultraseven | Return of Ultraman | Ultraman Ace | Ultraman Taro | Ultraman Leo | Ultraman 80
Heisei Series Ultraman Tiga | Ultraman Dyna | Ultraman Gaia | Ultraman Cosmos | Ultra Q: Dark Fantasy | Ultraman Nexus | Ultraman Max | Ultraman Mebius | Ultraseven X | Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle | Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey | Neo Ultra Q | Ultraman Ginga | Ultraman Ginga S | Ultraman X | Ultraman Orb | Ultraman Geed | Ultraman R/B
Reiwa Series Ultraman Taiga | Ultraman Z | Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga | Ultraman Decker | Ultraman Blazar | Ultraman Arc
Outside of Japan Ultraman: The Adventure Begins | Ultraman: Towards the Future | Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero | Ultraman: Rising
Original Video and TV Special Ultra Fight | Ultraman vs. Kamen Rider | Ultra Super Fight | Ultraman Nice | Heisei Ultraseven | Ultraman Neos | Ultraman: Super Fighter Legend | Ultra Idemitsujin | Ultra Zone
Showa Movies Ultraman: Monster Movie Feature | Ultraman, Ultraseven: Great Violent Monster Fight | The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. The Monster Army | Ultraman (1979) | Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle | Return of Ultraman: MAT Arrow 1 Takeoff Order | Ultraman ZOFFY: Ultra Warriors vs. the Giant Monster Army | Ultraman Story
Heisei Movies Ultra Q The Movie | Revive! Ultraman | Ultraman Zearth | Ultraman Zearth 2 | Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna | Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Dyna, & Ultraman Gaia | Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey | Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact | Ultraman Cosmos 2 | New Century Ultraman Legend | Ultraman Cosmos vs. Ultraman Justice | New Century 2003 Ultraman Legend | ULTRAMAN (2004) | Ultraman Mebius & the Ultra Brothers | Super 8 Ultra Brothers | Mega Monster Battle Ultra Galaxy: The Movie | Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial | Ultraman Saga | Ultraman Ginga Theater Special | Ultraman Ginga Theater Special: Battle Royale | Ultraman Ginga S The Movie | Ultraman X The Movie | Ultraman Orb The Movie | Ultraman Geed The Movie | Ultraman R/B The Movie
Reiwa Movies Ultraman Taiga The Movie | Ultraman Trigger: Episode Z | Shin Ultraman | Ultraman Decker Finale | Ultraman Blazar The Movie
Spin-Offs Andro Melos | Ultraman Zearth: Parody Chapter | Revival of the Ancient Giant | The Return of Hanejiro | Gaia Again | Ultra Q Kaiju Legend | Ultraman Kaiju Legend | Hikari Saga | Armored Darkness | Ghost Rebirth | Ultraman Zero vs. Darklops Zero | Q - Door to Another Dimension | Killer the Beatstar | Ultra Zero Fight | Ultra Fight Victory | Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA | Ultra Fight Orb | New Generation Heroes | The Absolute Conspiracy | Sevenger Fight | The Struggle of Special Section 3 | The Destined Crossroad | Continued Ultra Fight | Shin Ultra Fight | Return of Special Section 3 | Ultraman Regulos | Ultraman Regulos: First Mission | Ultraseven IF Story | SKaRD Break Room
Rebroadcast Shows Ultraman Retsuden | New Ultraman Retsuden | Ultraman Zero: The Chronicle | Ultraman Orb: The Chronicle | Ultraman New Generation Chronicle | Ultraman Chronicle: ZERO & GEED | Ultraman Chronicle Z: Heroes' Odyssey | Ultraman Chronicle D | Ultraman New Generation Stars
Informational Ultraman The Prime | ULTRAMAN ARCHIVES | Ultra Science Fantasy Hour | Ultra Fight Club | UlSummer Information Station | Ultra Information Center | Professor Teruaki's "Blazar Kaiju Academy" | Super Power! Ultra Encyclopedia! | Ultra Construction Tour | THE ORIGIN OF ULTRAMAN | Ultraman 4K Discovery
Docudramas Fly in the Sea Breeze! Ultraman | The Men Who Made Ultraman | My Beloved Ultraseven | The Man Who Wanted to be Ultraman | The Kaiju Club | The Two Ultramen
Other Series and Movies Kaiju Booska | Captain Ultra | Mighty Jack | Fight! Mighty Jack | Operation: Mystery | Chibira-kun | Mirrorman | Redman | Triple Fighter | Emergency Directive 10-4·10-10 | Iron King | Horror Theater Unbalance | Fireman | Jumborg Ace | Mirror Fight | Jumborg Ace & Giant | Mars Men | Army of the Apes | Pro-Wres no Hoshi Azteckaiser | The Last Dinosaur | Dinosaur Expedition Born Free | Dinosaur Great War Izenborg | Star Wolf | Dinosaur Squadron Koseidon | Anime-chan | Gridman the Hyper Agent | Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad | Moon Spiral | Cyber Beauties Telomere | Booska! Booska!! | Otasuke Girl | Mysterious Incident Special Investigation Team SRI | Mirrorman REFLEX | Bio Planet WoO | Operation: Mystery - Second File | Mirror Fight 2012 | Operation: Mystery - Mystery File | Gridknight Fight
Anime The☆Ultraman | Ultraman Kids | Ultraman Graffiti: Wild! Ultra Country | Ultraman: Super Fighter Legend | Ultra Nyan | Ultra Nyan 2: The Great Happy Operation | Ultraman M78 Theater Love & Peace | Gridman the Hyper Agent: boys invent great hero | The・Ultraman: Jackal vs. Ultraman | Kaiju Sakaba Kanpai! | Kaiju Girls | SSSS.GRIDMAN | ULTRAMAN (2019) | Kaiju Step Wandabada | SSSS.DYNAZENON | KAIJU DECODE | GRIDMAN UNIVERSE
Outlaw Content Space Warriors 2000 | Project Ultraman | Ultraman The Animation | Ultraman: A Little Journey on Earth | Fun... English with Ultraman | Young Ultraman | Ultraman Big Transformation | Sinic Q | Red Jade | Dragon Force: So Long Ultraman | Dragon Force: Rise of Ultraman
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