Ultraman Anime Gets 2nd Season With Returning Staff
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The official website for the 3D CG anime of Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi's Ultraman manga announced on Wednesday that production on a second season has been green-lit. The announcement was first made at the 2019 Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France. The directors Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki and the animation studios Production I.G. and Sola Digital Arts are returning from the first season.
Netflix 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.
Ryohei Kimura starred in the first season as Shinjiro Hayata, and the other cast members included Takuya Eguchi as Dan Moroboshi, Megumi Han as Seiji Hokuto, and Hideyuki Tanaka as Shin Hayata.
The other cast members include:
- 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) 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. OLDCODEX is performed the anime's theme song "Sight Over The Battle."
The first anime season premiered globally on Netflix on April 1.
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.