The official website for ULTRAMAN, a manga sequel to Tsuburaya Productions' tokusatsu TV series Ultraman in 1966-1967, has closed all of its contents and started a mysterious countdown to 00:00 on December 1 (JST). According to its Twitter message, "an important information" will be revealed at that time.
Meanwhile, the manga's two authors, Eiichi Shimizu (story) and Tomohiro Shimoguchi (arts) are scheduled to join the upcoming Tokyo ComiCon 2017 event at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture for autograph session on December 1 and 2. The flyer image below also says, "There will be an important announcement at the venue on December 1!" so details of the project is expected to be told by the authors themselves on the first day at the event.
【重大発表あり】 12/1、東京コミコン@幕張メッセで会いましょう！ pic.twitter.com/3ICR8FV4ad— ULTRAMAN【公式】12/1東京コミコン出展！ (@heros_ultraman) 2017年11月27日
The sequel manga featuring the original protagonist Shin Hayata's son Shinjiro has been serialized in
Monthly Hero's since its first issue in December 2011. The series has printed over 2.4 million copies in
Japan and its latest 11th tankobon volume is set to be released on December 5.
Tankobon 1st and 11th volume covers
"ULTRAMAN" was introduced at Comic-Con International: San Diego in 2015
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