During the Tokyo Comic Con, Tsuburaya Productions hosted an Ultraman event to unveil the staff and team behind the 2019 anime series! Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed, Harlock: Space Pirate) are announced to be co-directing the adaptation of Eiichi Shimizu, and Tomohiro Shimoguchi’s Ultraman manga. In addition, Production I.G and Sola Digital Arts, studios attributed to both directors, will be producing the series in 3D CG. Also, the event feature a short promotional video for upcoming anime adaptation.
Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi’s Ultraman manga series began in 2011. The series was originally published within Shogakukan’s Hero Monthly magazine, before it acquired its compiled volume releases. Currently, Volume 10 is out in Japan, with Volume 11 scheduled to release on December 5th. In addition, Viz Media distributes the series to North America, and has released up to Volume 9; the North American release for Ultraman Volume 10 is scheduled for May 2018.
Viz Media’s description of the series:
Decades ago, a being known as the Giant of Light joined Shin Hayata of the Scientific Special Search Party to save Earth from an invasion of terrifying monsters known as Kaiju. Now, many years later, those dark days are fading into memory, and the world is at peace. But in the shadows a new threat is growing, a danger that can only be faced by a new kind of hero – a new kind of Ultraman…
Shinjiro is an ordinary teenager, but his father is the legendary Shin Hayata. When he learns that his father passed on the “Ultraman Factor” to him, and that he possesses incredible powers, nothing will ever be the same again.
From this presentation, and its announcements on the anime series fans are even more hyped for it! However, we still need to wait probably more than a year, since the release is 2019 with no confirmed seasonal launch. Never the less, please stay tuned for more information on the series by checking in with Hero Club often!