A defeated Ultraman lives on in the first trailer for the newly announced third and final season of the Netflix anime.
Kodoani.com – A new intro video confirms that Ultraman will return for the third and final season.
Netflix has confirmed a new season for the popular CG anime through an official company Twitter channel. The announcement came with a short trailer, showing protagonist Shinjiro Hayata lying on the ground, motionless, in a badly damaged Ultraman suit. As a voice urges the hero to return, the trailer confirms that the sequel will be the last of the series. The third season of the story is scheduled to premiere on Netflix in 2023.
CG anime series based on the 2011 manga written by Eiichi Shimizu and drawn by Tomohiro Shimoguchi. The series tells the story of Shinjiro Hayata, son of the main character in Ultraman Shin Hayata, and is a direct sequel to the classic 1966 live-action series. While it continues the story of the original show, , it is set in a different continuum from the rest of the series, as it breaks away from the first series and omits the events of all other sequels and spin-offs. The show’s first season premiered in 2019 and was followed by a six-episode second season, which was released earlier this month.
“Ultraman! Stand up!”
The final season of ULTRAMAN premieres worldwide on Netflix in 2023. pic.twitter.com/Nq4ZdeeT9U
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) April 18, 2022
The anime adaptation is produced by Production IG (Ghost in the Shell, Star Wars: Visions) and Sola Digital Arts (Lord of the Rings: War of Rohirrim). Production on the series is led by frequent collaborators Kenji Kamiya and Shinji Aramaki, who are known for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and have also recently collaborated to direct the anime series The new Blade Runner, Black Lotus, aired on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll this past fall. The two are currently working on the second season of Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, which will also stream exclusively on Netflix and will premiere next May.
In addition to the new season of the anime, Ultraman fans can also look forward to the upcoming premiere of Shin Ultraman, the new theatrical reboot of the series. The film is directed by Shinji Higuchi, who previously directed Shin Godzilla, and features the story written by Neon Genesis Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno. The film is slated to release in Japan on May 13.