ultraman trailer

A new generation of Ultraman is coming to Netflix. But he’ll have to contend with some monsters, villains, and even rivals vying for the Ultraman title in the upcoming anime series from the streaming giant. Based on based the recent Ultraman manga by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi that was published in 2015, Ultraman reintroduces the iconic sentai hero to the modern age, transforming the once-cheesy armored hero into a cool CGI warrior.

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ultraman trailer

Remember those cheesy 1960s Japanese action TV shows that feature metal-armored superheroes who bleed sparks or giant robots made of cardboard? Shows like Kamen Rider, Super Sentai that usually made their way to the States on late-night cable? Well, Ultraman is the one that started it all.

The progenitor of the tokusatsu TV genre, Ultraman began as a 1966 live-action TV series about a special anti-monster defense agent who can transform into a giant alien called Ultraman to defeat huge creatures. The show became a phenomenon, birthing the tokusatsu genre that later gave us Power Rangers and spawning dozens of sequels, spin-offs, rip-offs, imitators, parodies and tributes. Ultraman himself is still a Japanese pop culture icon today who has appeared in movies, video games, and manga. And now thanks to Netflix, he’ll finally become an anime.

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neon genesis evangelion coming to netflix

Shinji, get back in the dang robot! You’re going to Netflix. The widely acclaimed, hugely influential anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion is finally making its global streaming debut on Netflix next year, as part of the streaming service’s 2019 anime line-up, which also includes Rilakkuma and Kaoru, SAINT SEIYA: Knights of the Zodiac, and Ultraman.

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Ultraman Anime Series

The Japanese superhero Ultraman is coming to Netflix in the form of a new Ultraman anime series. When one thinks of Ultraman, one might conjure up images of a guy in a suit fighting monsters on a set made up to look like a cityscape. But that’s not the route Netflix is taking. The anime adaptation should arrive on the streaming service in 2019.

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