Netflix’s anime revival of classic Japanese television series “Ultraman” has been renewed for a second season.
“Get ready to armor up once again, Ultraman is coming back for Season 2,” the streaming service tweeted Tuesday from its account dedicated to sci-fi, gaming, fantasy, and anime programming.
A date has not yet been announced. Season one of the Netflix series debuted April 1.
Here’s Netflix’s description of the first season: “Once there was a ‘Giant of Light’ that defended world peace from the threat of giant monsters and alien invasions. His name was Ultraman. Time has now passed since he completed his mission, in which he bonded with scientific investigation team member Shin Hayata, and departed the Earth. During this time humanity welcomed an age of prosperity. But it was no more than just the illusion of peace… Now, when the world once again needs the power of a “Giant of Light,” a new hero emerges who has inherited the genetic factor of light. But he is no giant. He is a normal-sized troubled high school student, clad in a metallic powered suit. His name is Shinjiro Hayata. A new story unfolds as the son of Shin Hayata, the man who was once Ultraman, struggles to become the Ultraman of a new generation.”
“Ultraman” first aired as a television series in 1966 in Japan, telling the story of a silver-suited extraterrestrial that came to earth from Nebula M-78 of the 40th Galaxy. The original series shares a creator with Godzilla: Japanese monster-film pioneer Eiji Tsuburaya. Known for his impact on the Japanese film genre “tokusatsu,” or special effects, Tsuburaya was a pioneer of “suitmation,” a simple form of animation that uses regular-sized men in rubber monster suits, making them look giant-sized by surrounding them by miniature-sized buildings. Tsuburaya also created the characters Mothra, Rodan, Ghidorah, and Booska.
Netflix also tweeted out a 15-second teaser clip of Ultraman using his powers to blast through a wall. Watch it below:
Get ready to armor up once again, Ultraman is coming back for Season 2. pic.twitter.com/34Bsn0MRMt
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