Ultraman Season 2 will feature the return of the classic Ultra crossover team, the Six Ultra Brothers.
The brothers were revealed during Netflix's TUDUM event on Sept. 25. The Ultraman section of the event was hosted by Ryohei Kimura, who plays the role of Shinjiro Hayata in the series. The Six Ultra Brothers originally referred to the team up of the first six Ultra beings to come to Earth, which includes the first Ultraman, Zoffy, Ultraseven and Ultraman Taro. No details were revealed about how all these new Ultramen will fit into the world and story of the Netflix anime, which takes place in a unique continuity that branches off from the original 1966 Ultraman tokusatsu series but ignores all of the sequels and spinoff series that were released in the many years that followed it. Netflix now lists the series as coming out in 2022, while it previously announced a slightly more specific spring 2022 premiere date for the series.
Armor up. Ultraman is coming.— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) September 25, 2021
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The Ultraman anime begins several decades after the original series. Shin Hayata, who served as Ultraman's partner in the original show, now has a teenage son, Shinjiro. When the monsters his father once defeated return to ravage the Earth once again, Shinjiro becomes the new host for Ultraman, and protects the Earth in his father's place.
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 debuted as a Netflix exclusive in 2019, and was co-directed by Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki, who previously collaborated on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and are also once again working together on the upcoming Blade Runner: Black Lotus CG anime, which will debut on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll this fall. The series was produced by CG specialists Sola Digital Arts and Production IG, a prolific anime studio that has worked on everything from Batman: Gotham Knight to the volleyball anime Haikyu!!.