More good news for anime fans. From Japan Tsuburaya Productions, the creator of Ultraman, is working with Netflix to create an all new CG animated film of the beloved superhero character, which is expected to be released on the streaming platform.
“ Ultraman, ” which was created 55 years ago by Eiji Tsuburaya and Toru Narita, is a long-standing franchise that has helped define the kaiju (giant monster) and live superhero shows in Japan. The character of Ultraman has always been popular with young people in Japan and parts of Asia since its release in 1966. This new film, however, will be the first full-scale production Tsuburaya Productions strives to achieve. a global audience.
The plot will center on professional baseball player Ken Sato as he returns home to Japan to take on the role of superhero Ultraman. The star athlete ends up accepting more than he planned, however, when he’s forced to become a father and raise a newborn baby. kaiju. In addition to the responsibilities, Ken has to juggle his baseball team and his new kaiju offspring, he must also find a way to master the Kaiju defense force. So the question is, will he have what it takes?
Although a release date has yet to be announced, Netflix has revealed that the next film will be directed by Shannon Tindle, who worked as a character designer in the 2009 animation ‘Coraline’, and co-directed by John Aoshima, whose credits include “The Simpsons” and “Futurama.”
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