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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 this 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 Final Season is set to release in the year 2023.[3][4]

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

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

The high schooler, Shinjiro Hayata, notices that he has “special powers”. Unbelievable jumping skills, strength well over humans, and a body too powerfully built were just enough for him to realize he is not “normal”.

One day, he finds out that his father was once Ultraman. Shinjiro who has 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."[14]

Season 2

A global mass disappearing event takes place among humanity. 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![14]

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

Characters

Ultramen

SSSP

Aliens and Monsters

Season 1

Season 2

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 Jayne 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
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[16] Roger Craig Smith[17]
Alien Pedant Junichi Suwabe[10][11] Christropher Swindle[18]
Izumi Maaya Sakamoto[2] Julie Nathanson[18]
Maaya Ayane Sakura[15] Reba Buhr[18]

Staff

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

Music

Season 1

  • Opening Theme:
    • Season 1 TV broadcast: Core Fade (コア フェード Koa Fēdo)[19]
      • Artist: OLDCODEX
  • Ending Themes:

Season 2

  • Opening Theme:
    • 3[2]
      • Artist: NOILION
      • Compostion/Arrangement: TeddyLoid
      • Lyrics: Konnie Aoki
  • Ending Theme:
    • Transcending Time
    • Artist: Void_Chords feat. 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)[22][23]

Gallery

Images

Season 1

Season 2

Final Season

Videos

Trailers

Season 1
Season 2
Final Season

Promotional

Season 1
Season 2

Trivia

  • ULTRAMAN was Netflix Japan's most-watched anime for the year 2019, as well as the sixth-most watched program overall.[24][5]
  • The series was nominated for the Best Direction - TV/Media category in the 47th Annie Awards, held in 2020.[25] 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.[26][27]
  • A crowdfunded live-action trailer was made for the TV rebroadcast for the first season of the series.[28][29] The fundraising project managed to surpass their goal of 5 million yen, accumulating a total of 8,967,000 yen from 612 supporters.[30]

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://en.tsuburaya-prod.co.jp/news/4387
  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://heros-ultraman.com/news/anime_movie/20191214/post-623
  13. https://twitter.com/heros_ultraman/status/1235852622004797442
  14. 14.0 14.1 https://anime.heros-ultraman.com/story/
  15. 15.0 15.1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acXecOGNQnY
  16. https://en.tsuburaya-prod.co.jp/news/3070
  17. https://twitter.com/JeffNimoy/status/1513664708699557889
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 https://twitter.com/JeffNimoy/status/1513884373078192138
  19. https://m-78.jp/news/post-5407/
  20. https://mantan-web.jp/article/20190115dog00m200039000c.html
  21. https://heros-ultraman.com/news/anime_movie/20200210/post-644
  22. https://heros-ultraman.com/news/anime_movie/20200401/post-663
  23. https://heros-ultraman.com/news/anime_movie/20200410/post-664
  24. https://note.com/netflix/n/n9767221d5301
  25. https://annieawards.org/nominees
  26. https://vfx-japan.jp/award2020result/
  27. https://en.tsuburaya-prod.co.jp/news/1761
  28. https://heros-ultraman.com/news/item/20200127/post-636
  29. https://en.tsuburaya-prod.co.jp/news/1537
  30. 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
Outside of Japan Ultraman: The Adventure Begins | Ultraman: Towards the Future | Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero | Ultraman (Netflix film)
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 | 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 | Ultraman Cosmos vs. Ultraman Justice | ULTRAMAN (2004) | Ultraman Mebius & the Ultra Brothers | Super 8 Ultra Brothers | Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie | Ultraman Zero The Movie | 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
Spin-Offs Andro Melos | Ultraman Tiga Gaiden: Revival of the Ancient Giant | Ultraman Dyna: The Return of Hanejiro | Ultraman Gaia: Gaia Again | Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Hikari Saga | Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Armored Darkness | Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Ghost Rebirth | Ultra Galaxy Legend Gaiden: Ultraman Zero vs. Darklops Zero | Ultraman Zero Gaiden: Killer the Beatstar | Ultra Zero Fight | Ultra Fight Victory | Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA | Ultra Fight Orb | Ultra Galaxy Fight: New Generation Heroes | Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Absolute Conspiracy | Sevenger Fight | Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Destined Crossroad | Shin Ultra Fight | Ultraman Regulos
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
Other Series 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 | Fireman | Jumborg Ace | Mirror Fight | Army of the Apes | Pro-Wres no Hoshi Azteckaiser | Dinosaur Expedition Born Free | Dinosaur Great War Izenborg | Dinosaur Squadron Koseidon | Gridman the Hyper Agent | Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad | Booska! Booska!! | Mirrorman REFLEX | Bio Planet WoO | Mirror Fight 2012 | Ultraman The Prime | Ultra Science Fantasy Hour | Gridknight Fight
Anime The☆Ultraman | Ultraman Kids | Ultraman Graffiti: Wild! Ultra Country | Ultraman: Super Fighter Legend | Ultra Nyan | 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×DYNAZENON
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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