Netflix has released a new trailer for Ultraman Season 2.
The new teaser trailer debuted during Netflix's "Anime Day" stream, which also featured a new trailer for the next season of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, as well as first looks at Netflix's upcoming live-action Gundam movie and the new Kakegurui spinoff. The anime versions of the Ultra Brothers were first revealed with a poster image in September during Netflix's "TUDUM" event, but the new teaser trailer gives fans their first look at all of the new Ultramen in action. The trailer features brief glimpses of each hero's transformation and special attack sequences, as well as a few shots of the new team fighting together. In the original Ultraman continuity, the Six Ultra Brothers were a team made up of the first six Ultra beings to come to Earth, which includes the first Ultraman, Zoffy, Ultraseven and Ultraman Taro. The anime is still scheduled with a 2022 premiere window.
Netflix's Ultraman anime ignores the events of the many other sequel series in the franchise and instead establishes a new continuity that serves as a direct sequel to the original 1966 live-action TV show. Shin Hayata, who served as Ultraman's partner in the original tokusatsu show, is now several decades older and is the father to a teenaged son, Shinjiro. When the giant monsters Shin defeated years ago return to attack the Earth once again, Shinjiro is forced to take up his father's legacy and become the new host for Ultraman.
The anime series is based on a manga by writer Eiichi Shimizu and artist Tomohiro Shimoguchi, which was first published in 2011. The original season of the anime adaptation was developed as a Netflix exclusive and debuted in 2019. The series was co-directed by Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki, who are best known for their work on the critically acclaimed Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. The duo also collaborated on the new Blade Runner: Black Lotus CG anime, which will debut on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll later this month. Actor Ryohei Kitamura has been confirmed to reprise the role of Shinjiro for the series' second season. Voice actor and musician Tatsuhisa Suzuki was previously cast in the series, but announced that he was stepping down from the role following a highly publicized cheating scandal.
The original season of Ultraman is available for streaming on Netflix. The manga that the series is based off of has been localized into English and is distributed in North America by VIZ Media.