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James Gunn Approves Of ‘Shin Ultraman’ Trailer

James Gunn approves of the new Shin Ultraman trailer as the director of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy films and DC’s The Suicide Squad tweets his excitement. Tsuburaya Productions released the Shin Ultraman trailer which shows off footage of the movie that has been years in the making. Check out the trailer below as well …

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Netflix Announces ‘Ultraman’ Season 2 With Promo Art

At Saturday’s TUDUM online fan event, Netflix announced Ultraman Season 2 and released teaser art. See below. Details for Ultraman Season 2 include several years have passed since the events of Ultraman, with the legendary “Giant of Light” (光の巨人 Hikari no Kyojin) now a memory, as it is believed he returned home after fighting the …

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Ultraman CG-Animated Movie In The Works At Netflix

Netflix is developing a CG-animated feature film, Ultraman, in partnership with Tsuburaya Productions and Industrial Light and Magic (ILM). Check out teaser art below. The movie is described as: 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 …

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Ultraman Comes To Marvel Comics

Ultraman is coming to Marvel Comics as while at the C2E2, Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski unveiled the first story details and cover art for Marvel’s upcoming series The Rise of Ultraman, launching later this year. The Rise of Ultraman #1 will revisit the classic first generation of the worldwide phenomenon, co-helmed by writers Kyle …

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Shin Ultraman To Follow Godzilla, Evangelion

Toho announces that following their successful 2016 Shin Godzilla movie, they are developing a Shin Ultraman film. Shin Ultraman will be released in 2021 directed and written by Hideaki Kuwano, with Hideaki Anno coming on board as a producer once he finishes with Shin Evangelion. The Shin Evangelion movie will get released in June 2020, prior …

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Ultraman Netflix Trailer Teases Its Larger Than Life

Netflix released a new trailer for their Ultraman anime series that premieres April 1 on the streaming network. “Ultraman’s next generation is here and its larger than life!” the video description teases. “Years ago, the famous giant of light Ultraman worked to protect peace on Earth. Now, a new champion arises: Shinjiro Hayata, a high-school …

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Netflix Announces New Anime For 2019

In addition to releasing info and trailers for Ultraman and Neon Genesis Evangelion, Netflix announces additional Anime projects for 2019 including Rilakkuma and Kaoru, 7 Seeds and Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac. Rilakkuma and Kaoru Debuts April 19, 2019 When a woman in her thirties begins sharing her apartment with a soft toy bear that has decided …

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Netflix Announces Ultraman & More

Coming out of the Anime Expo, Netflix announces a slew of new anime series including Ultraman, and announces premiere dates for Castlevania Season 2, Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle and more. Check out the official info, art and more:   NETFLIX ANNOUNCES NEW ANIME SERIES, RENEWS AGGRETSUKO, AND SETS DATE FOR CASTLEVANIA NETFLIX …

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Viz Media Launches New Ultraman Manga Series

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VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announces the brand new ULTRAMAN sci-fi superhero action manga (graphic novel) series, which is set to debut in print and digitally on August 18th.

The series, written by Eiichi Shimizu with artwork by Tomohiro Shimoguchi, is inspired by the original classic Japanese superhero TV show that ran in the late 1960s and remains hugely popular in Japan as well as with international audiences. ULTRAMAN Vol. 1 is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will carry a print MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN. The series also launches digitally the same day via VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and GooglePlay stores. Future editions of ULTRAMAN will be published quarterly under the VIZ Signature imprint. In Japan, the series currently appears in Hero’s magazine.

Decades ago, a being known as the Giant of Light joined together with Shin Hayata of the Science Special Search Party to save Earth from an invasion of terrifying monsters called 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.

VIZ Media recently welcomed Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi for their first-ever professional appearance in the U.S. as official Guests of Honor at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con.

“In Japan, Ultraman is something of a national symbol, an iconic superhero that is instantly recognizable and universally loved, and we’re excited to bring the brand new manga to a new generation of fans,” says Mike Montesa, Editor. “The series wonderfully updates the classic sci-fi property with cinematic action sequences and sleek character designs. Catch the exciting return of this legendary hero this summer!”

Eiichi Shimizu worked on the story, script and mechanical design for ULTRAMAN. Tomohiro Shimoguchi provided character design and art. Together, the two have formed a creative dream team to produce a number of works including ULTRAMAN (Hero’s) and Kurogane no Rainbareru (Linebarrels of Iron, Akita Shoten). In addition to comics, they have expanded their field of interest to include character designs for video games and action figures.

For more information on ULTRAMAN or manga titles published by VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.

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Watch: Ultraman Trailer

The Japanese superhero Ultraman comes to life on the big screen.

Check out the new trailer above, which sees Ultraman take on a kaiju.

Ultraman was created by Eiji Tsuburaya, co-creator of Godzilla, with the series originally airing in 1966 with 39 episodes.

Ultraman is the story of a series of “Ultra-heros” that arrive on Earth to fight giant, evil monsters set on destroying the world. Each Ultraman can grow to over 200 feet tall, and uses a variety of energy emission powers, as well as expert, hand-to-hand martial arts fighting styles.

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Geoff Johns Reveals Trinity War & Forever Evil Spoilers

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DC Comics is doing something different as of late regarding their big events; they are actually telling people what is to come instead of keeping them guessing.

The latest is regarding Forever Evil, the event that launches DC’s Villains Month this September.

Geoff Johns spoke with IGN and let loose a batch of spoilery details:

The world thinks the Justice League is dead.

Secret Society of Super Villains hasn’t been in control.

Revealed as the big bads is the Justice League’s Earth 3 counterparts – the Crime Syndicate!

Ultraman, Superwoman, Owlman, Johnny Quick, Power Ring, and Deathstorm will start off as the members of the Crime Syndicate.

Ultraman will be the “uber villain.”

Johns says “evil is relative” and states not all the regular villains of the DCU will be happy with the Crime Syndicate.

Lex Luthor will be the series protagonist who forms his own Justice League team.

A Batman will be on the team, though Johns hints it may very well not be Bruce Wayne.

As both sides are considered villains, how each handles justice will vary as they don’t follow laws like the real Justice League.

“The Crime Syndicate will make some of our villains look like good guys. And then vice versa,” said Johns.

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