Shinji Aramaki: "We want to show something that exceeds the expectations of the viewers."
Tsuburaya Productions announced today that the 3DCG web anime adaptation of Eiichi Shimizu (story) and Tomohiro Shimoguchi (art)'s ULTRAMAN manga will get its second season as a result of the overwhelmingly positive response to its first season. The news was also announced by its two co-directors, Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama, at the Annecy International Animation Festival at the same time.
2nd season teaser visual
The sequel manga to Tsuburaya's classic tokusatsu TV series Ultraman (1966-1967), featuring the original protagonist Shin Hayata's son Shinjiro, has been serialized in Monthly Hero's since its first issue of December 2011. Then the 13-episode first season of its anime adaptation has been streamed on Netflix since April 2019.
It was also confirmed that the first season's two co-directors are set to return, while Production I.G and SOLA DIGITAL ARTS will team up again to work on production.
"I am happy to hear that ULTRAMAN, produced as a 3DCG animation using motion capture, has gained support from many people. I was convinced that I could convey an interesting story without being bound by the expression method. I would like to go further with this method in season 2 as well."
"ULTRAMAN is a series that we production staff truly enjoyed, including its difficult process. Now Season 2 has gotten the green light, so I simply want to feel happy about working on it again. We want to show something that exceeds the expectations of the viewers who saw Season 1."
1st season key visual
Source: Tsuburaya Productions press release, Netflix Japan Anime official Twitter
(C)Eiichi Shimizu,Tomohiro Shimoguchi
(C)ULTRAMAN Production Committee