Ultraman’s New Opening Sequence Shows The Ultra Brothers in Action

Netflix released Ultraman's new Season 2 opening sequence.

The new title sequence shows off several of the show's new characters, including the mysterious new alien Maya, and the series' newly expanded roster of galactic protectors, which sees Season 1's Ultraman, Ultraman Seven and Ultraman Taro joined by three new heroes: Ultraman Zoffy, Ultraman Jack, and Ultraman Ace. The six Ultramen will have to combine their powers to solve the mystery surrounding a mass disappearance on Earth and protect the planet from the alien force known as Dark Star.

The second season of Ultraman is scheduled to premiere exclusively on Netflix on April 14. The season will be six episodes long.

The CG-animated series is based on a 2011 manga written by Eiichi Shimizu and drawn by Tomohiro Shimoguchi. The series tells the story of Shinjiro Hayata, the son of original Ultraman protagonist Shin Hayata, and serves as a direct sequel to the classic 1966 live-action series. While it continues the story of the original show, it is set in a different continuity that ignores the events of all of the franchise's subsequent sequel series and spinoffs. Season 2's new lineup of heroes is an homage to the franchise's original Six Ultra Brothers crossover, which appeared in 1972's Ultraman Ace series.

The anime adaptation is produced by Production IG (Ghost in the Shell, Star Wars: Visions) and Sola Digital Arts (Lord of the Rings: War of Rohirrim). Production on the series is lead by the directorial duo of Kenji Kamiya and Shinji Aramaki, who are best known for their work on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and who also recently teamed up to helm the new Blade Runner animated series, Black Lotus, which aired on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll this past fall. The two are now working on the second season of Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, which will also stream as a Netflix exclusive next May.

Also premiering in Japan in May is Shin Ultraman, the live-action theatrical reboot of the franchise. The movie is being helmed by Shin Godzilla co-director Shinji Higuchi and features a screenplay by Neon Genesis Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno. The movie is the second film in Anno's "Shin" series, and will be followed up by the release of Shin Kamen Rider, which Anno is directing himself, in 2023.

Shimizu and Shimoguchi's original manga is available in English from VIZ Media. The first season of the anime is now available for streaming on Netflix.

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