ULTRAMAN Concludes With 12 New Episodes! Main Visual and Release Date Confirmed! New Scene Photos and New Characters Released!
Since its debut on Netflix in 2019, the ULTRAMAN anime has gained high popularity, not only in Japan, but also among fans internationally. Nominated for “Best Direction – TV/Media” at the 47th Annie Awards, the series also won the “Best CG Award for TV and Streaming Programs – Animation” at the VFX-JAPAN Awards 2020. It has received critical acclaim both in Japan and across the world, and its second season, which was released in 2022, also became a smash hit worldwide.
It has been announced that the final season, fittingly called ULTRAMAN FINAL Season, which is scheduled for worldwide exclusive streaming on Netflix, will start on May 11th 2023 JST. The series has been expanded from the previous season, consisting of 12 episodes, all of which will be released simultaneously worldwide.
The main visual, revealed here, features the caption ‘I am Ultraman’ and portrays the main character Shinjiro Hayata (ULTRAMAN) facing the viewer, ready to fight for his own justice as Ultraman. The visual also includes the phantom of the original Ultraman, and is located in front of the Science Special Search Party (SSSP) base, calling back to the fateful battle where Ultraman fell, decades before.
Furthermore, newly released scene photos reveal that Daisuke Arashi, a former colleague of Shinjiro’s father Shin Hayata, in the Science Special Search Party (SSSP), will also appear in the final season. Daisuke Arashi is a sharpshooter who has defeated many monsters and aliens, and was responsible for felling the last monster, Zetton, with a Zero-Gravity Bullet. Hideo Ishikawa has been announced as the voice actor for this character.
Like the previous seasons, ULTRAMAN FINAL Season will be filled with plenty of homages to tokusatsu works. Please look forward to more updates leading up to the finale of the series!
Released on Netflix worldwide May 11th, 2023, JST
・Title: ULTRAMAN FINAL Season
・Original Story: Tsuburaya Productions, Eiichi Shimizu, Tomohiro Shimoguchi (Serialized on HERO’S magazine)
・Director: Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki
・Music: Nobuko Toda, Kazuma Jinnouchi
・Studio: Production I.G. × SOLA DIGITAL ARTS
・Anime ULTRAMAN official website: http://anime.heros-ultraman.com/
©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©Eiichi Shimizu, Tomohiro Shimoguchi ©ULTRAMAN PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM3
The final chapter! ULTRAMAN FINAL Season, a magnificent end! The story of the warriors of Light reaches a secret-filled climax! Following on from Season 1 in 2019, in 2020 anime ULTRAMAN was released for streaming on Netflix and has gained popularity with audiences not only in Japan but across the globe. Now in Spring 2023, the final Season bringing the series to a close, releases worldwide on NETFLIX! The series is based on the manga by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi. (The manga is serialized on Comiplex (https://viewer.heros-web.com/）currently with 19 volumes). Publication of the manga has expanded into 24 countries with translations into 11 languages. The animated series currently follows the same story as the manga. While keeping the spirit of the source material, now the series diverges into an alternate answer to the questions that the manga was based on. Undertaking this monumental animation project is a pair of co-directors, Kenji Kamiyama director of the STAND ALONE COMPLEX series, and Shinji Aramaki creator of APPLESEED. This breakthrough animation project co-produced by Production I.G and SOLA DIGITAL ARTS combines 3DCG animation to showcase the intricate details of the ULTRAMAN Suits with the dynamic action scenes unique to animation. This spring, the professionals of the latest animation techniques complete a new space legend for Japan’s iconic science-fiction hero, Ultraman!
An alternate answer to ULTRAMAN.
Earth has regained its peace after the fate-deciding battle with the Dark Star.
However, a new threat creeps up on the warriors.
A new battle breaks over Shinjiro’s ULTRAMAN Factor!!
New information will be released on the official website and Twitter account!
・ Anime ULTRAMAN official website: http://anime.heros-ultraman.com/
・ Official Twitter Account: @heros_ultraman
Authors: Eiichi Shimizu & Tomohiro Shimoguchi (of Linebarrels of Iron, etc.)
Publisher/Serialization: HERO’S, INC. / Monthly HERO’S
Standalone Comics: Chapter 19 currently on-sale / HERO’S Comics (published by Shogakukan Creative)
ULTRAMAN Official Site: https://heros-ultraman.com/