Ultraman anime to get live-action TV series.

Netflix’s ULTRAMAN 3D CG anime series will be getting a live-action television series. A crowdfunding campaign to adapt the anime show based on Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi’s Ultraman manga is running until March 30. The campaign aims to raise around US$45,800 in order to kickstart the Ultraman television series production. In addition, two promo visual featuring voice actors Ryohei Kimura and Takuya Eguchi as their characters Shinjiro Hayata/Ultraman and Dan Moroboshi/Seven in the series was also released.

ULTRAMAN 3D CG anime series was released worldwide on April 1, 2019, via Netflix. The second season of ULTRAMAN is scheduled to be released in April 2020. Tsuburaya Production‘s official youtube channel also began streaming a teaser trailer for the series’ 2nd season.

Shimizu and Shimoguchi of Linebarrels of Iron fame debuted the Ultraman manga series in Monthly Hero‘s since the magazine’s inaugural issue in 2011. The manga is a sequel of the Ultraman television series which aired in Japan from July 17, 1966, to April 9, 1967.

Decades ago, a being known as the Giant of Light joined Shin Hayata of the Scientific Special Search Party to save Earth from an invasion of terrifying monsters known as Kaiju. Now, many years later, those dark days are fading into memory, and the world is at peace. But in the shadows a new threat is growing, a danger that can only be faced by a new kind of hero – a new kind of Ultraman…

Shinjiro is an ordinary teenager, but his father is the legendary Shin Hayata. When he learns that his father passed on the “Ultraman Factor” to him, and that he possesses incredible powers, nothing will ever be the same again.

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