Ahoy me mateys Captain Cats, and today I’m going to talk about Netflix’s newest anime series based on a beloved Tokusatsu Kaiju series Ultraman.
This version of Ultraman is based off on the manga of the same name, written by Eiichi Shimizu and drawn by Tomohiro Shimoguchi. The series has been on its current run since October of 2011 and it just released its 12 volume in July of last year.
The Netflix series is based on this manga series in which is the sequel to the original Ultraman series of 1966. The series picked up years after the end of the original series where everyone know that Ultraman left earth and is nothing more than a memory. The story focuses on Shinjiro Hayata, the son of the original Ultraman Shin Hayata. Shinjiro finds out that he is the son of Ultraman and has some of his powers and grows into the Ultraman role.
The story is ok at best, not the best thing I have ever seen. The side stories and other characters are a hit and miss. The 3D CG is done by both Production I.G. of Ghost in the Shell fame and Sola Digital Arts of Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 celebrity did an ok job on this project, but it could have been a lot better.
Netflix Ultraman is a one and done show, it brings nothing new to the Ultraman legacy, but an ok starting place if you want to get into this series, but other than that I would pass on this.