With the Ultraman Anime, Netflix proved that a reboot can also be an instant hit. With fans of every generation streaming the show and enjoying it, this pilot broke quite some records. The show centers around the new Ultraman and his journey of becoming the new savior of Earth. Fans of the series have eagerly been waiting for more of the alien hero. As a reward to their loyalty, Netflix has gifted the fans a new trailer of Ultraman Season 2. Finally, after a long wait, it unveiled a premiere date for the long-awaited second season. So, when is the show returning? Keep reading to find out.
The anime is part of the famous multi-media franchise by Tsuburaya Productions. The series debuted with the superhero ‘Ultraman’ in 1996. It is also known as the Ultra series. The project is one of the most popular and long-running series in Japan. A manga series following the anime television series of 1996 came out in 2011. Eiichi Shimizu wrote the story for the anime while Tomohiro Shimoguchi provided the art. An anime adaptation of the sequel manga by Netflix started airing in April 2019. A second season is set to air this year.
Ultraman Season 2: New Trailer, Visuals, And Cast Updates!
The hit anime is based on the famous 2011 manga series of the same name. News of an anime adaptation surfaced in November 2017. However, the first season of the anime aired much later in April 2019. Netflix announced a second season for the anime during the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in 2019. After a long wait, the official Twitter page of Netflix Anime released a new trailer for Season 2. Additionally, a new visual accompanied the trailer.
In addition, the streaming service revealed a new cast member joining the second season. Singer and voice actress Maaya Sakamoto will join the rest of the season one cast. She will play the role of Izumi. She will be introduced as a love interest to Ultraman Taro. Furthermore, co-directors Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki will return to work on the second season. Production I.G and Sola Digital Arts will also return to produce the 3DCG anime.
What Will Happen Next?
Ultraman Anime is based on the 2011 manga series of the same name. The show follows the story of Shinjiro, the new Ultraman. Season one of the show serves as the origin story of the new hero. The young alien hero witnesses multiple dangers threatening his home. So to protect his world, he takes up the mantle of the superhero from his father. Most of the season follows the young teenager and his adventures as the new superhero.
In season two, a new threat in the form of Alien Pedanto will challenge the young hero. The alien villain is a ruthless terrorist who is planning to conquer the Earth. Now, the hero will need all the help he can get to fight the invader. This threat motivates the Ultra brothers to form an alliance. The new allies will then join forces to keep the Earth safe. Furthermore, as teased in the trailer and the visuals, season two will focus more on the Ultra Six. So, the show might focus on the individual struggles and stories of the six heroes.
Ultraman Season 2 Release Date Announced!
The official Twitter page of Netflix Anime has released the launch date for Ultraman Season 2. The second season of the most awaited anime will premiere on April 14, 2022. Netflix will stream the anime globally. The first season is also streaming on Netflix. So, fans can catch up before the premiere. Stay tuned with The Anime Daily for all updates on anime and manga.