With all thirteen episodes of the 3DCG Ultraman series made available worldwide on Netflix back on April 1st, 2019, the good news has landed fairly quickly that a second season was coming. The second season is still set for a 2021 debut with nothing more specific than that, and amid the pandemic that’s not a bad thing, but a new promotional video has arrived for the series that shows off more animation. It also comes with a bit of casting news as Tatsuhisa Suzuki has joined the show in the role of Taro for it.
The Japanese cast includes Ryohei Kimura as Shinjiro Hayata, Takuya Eguchi as Dan Moroboshi, Megumi Han as Seiji Hokuto, Hideyuki Tanaka as Shin Ha, Sumire Morohoshi as Rena Sayama, Ken Uo as Mitsuhiro Ide, Shigeru Ushiyama as Edo, Ryota Takeuchi as Jack, Eiji Hanawa as Yosuke Endo, Hirokazu Sekido as Kurata, Kenjiro Tsuda as Adad, Minoru Shiraishi as Shiraishi, Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Taro, and Kaiji Soze as Bemlar.
The manga comes from Eichi Shimizu an Tomohiro Shimoguchi which began in 2011 and has eleven volumes out so far. Viz Media is bringing the manga out in North America with ten volumes out so far.
Plot Concept: Several years have passed since the events of Ultraman, with the legendary “Giant of Light” (光の巨人 Hikari no Kyojin) now a memory, as it is believed he returned home after fighting the many giant aliens that invaded the Earth. Shin Hayata’s son Shinjiro seems to possess a strange ability, and it is this ability, along with his father’s revelation that he was Ultraman, that leads Shinjiro to battle the new aliens invading the Earth as the new Ultraman.