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Ultraman Anime Casts Hiroaki Hirata as Ace Killer

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series premieres globally on Netflix on Monday

The official website for the anime of Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi's Ultraman manga revealed on Sunday that Hiroaki Hirata (One Piece's Sanji, Space Brothers' Mutta Namba, Sword Art Online's Klein) is voicing the character Ace Killer in the anime.

Netflix is also streaming two new commercials for the show.

The anime will premiere globally on Netflix on Monday.

Cast members include:

The motion actors include:

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) are directing the anime. 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) are producing the anime in 3D CG. Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi are composing the music. OLDCODEX is performing the anime's theme song "Sight Over The Battle."

Netflix also described 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 Linebarrels of Iron team launched their manga series based on Tsuburaya Production's most famous live-action special-effects hero in Monthly Hero's magazine in 2011.

Update: Added two commercial videos.

Sources: Ultraman's website, MoCa News


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