Ultraman Anime Casts Hiroaki Hirata as Ace Killer
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
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:
- Ryohei Kimura as Shinjiro Hayata
- Takuya Eguchi as Dan Moroboshi
- Megumi Han as Seiji Hokuto
- Hideyuki Tanaka as Shin Hayata
- Sumire Morohoshi as Rena Sayama
- Ken Uo as Mitsuhiro Ide
- Shigeru Ushiyama as Edo
- Ryota Takeuchi as Jack
- Eiji Hanawa as Yosuke Endo
- Hirokazu Sekido as Kurata
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Adad
- Minoru Shiraishi as Shiraishi
- Kaiji Soze as Bemlar
The motion actors include:
- Katsuyuki Yamazaki as Shinjiro Hayata
- Shinji Kasahara as Dan Moroboshi
- Haruka Shibai as Rena Sayama and Seiji Hokuto
- Teruaki Ogawa as Shin Hayata and Edo
- Kaiji Soze as Mitsuhiro Ide and Bemlar
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.
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