Netflix Announces “Ultraman” Animated Film

The Tsuburaya Productions website has announced that a new animated film based on “Ultraman” is currently being developed by Netflix. Additionally, the website provided a synopsis and the current staff listing for the film.


Baseball superstar Ken Sato returns to his home country of Japan to pick up the mantle of Earth-defending superhero Ultraman, but quickly finds more than he bargained for when he’s forced to raise the offspring of his greatest foe, a newborn Kaiju. Struggling to balance the roles of teammate and new father, Ken must confront his own ego, his estranged father, and the conniving Kaiju Defense Force to rise up and discover what it truly means to be Ultraman.

The staff includes:

  • Directors: Shannon Tindle, John Aoshima
  • Writers: Shannon Tindle, Marc Haimes
  • Producers: Tom Knott, Lisa Poole
  • Production: Tsuburaya Productions, Industrial Light and Magic (ILM)

However, no other details about the project are currently available, so please stay tuned for further updates.


Source: Tsuburaya Productions



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