Have you been waiting for the new season of the Ultraman anime? Then here’s some good news for you. Last year in 2022, the Ultraman anime returned with its second season on Netflix, which brought an end to a long wait of three years, for its fans. But guess what, the wait for season 3 of the series won’t be as long. Read on to know when will the series premiere with its new season.
A Netflix Original anime series, Ultraman is based on a Japanese manga of the same name, by Eiichi Shimizu and Illustrated by Tomohiro Shimoguchi. Without the Ultraman franchise, other shows/franchises of the Tokusatsu genre, such as Power Rangers, Kamen Rider, and VR Troopers, may not have existed today.
It’s worth mentioning that soon after season two of Ultraman was released last year, Netflix had already made it official that the anime has been renewed for a third season which would also be its last. The renewal for its third and final season is only logical given the fact that the anime series has gained wide popularity, scoring 74% on Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb reviewing it with a score of 7.4 out of 10.
We have seen Anime titles usually struggling in order to make it into many top-ten lists of series worldwide, but, according to FlixPatrol ever since Ultraman returned with season two, the two regions where the anime has been able to gain a spot in ‘Netflix Top 10 TV shows are Japan and Malaysia.
When is Ultraman season 3 arriving on Netflix?
Along with the announcement of Ultraman season 3, the release date of the season was also revealed by Netflix. The streaming giant has said that season 3 of the anime series will be released in 2023 itself. Though the exact month of the release has not yet been given, we expect it to premiere by April or Spring at the earliest.
If you have been wondering why the gap between the first and second seasons of Ultraman was three years long, the answer is now clear. The series’ production house, Production I.G. has been simultaneously working together on both the second and third seasons of the anime.
Netflix has confirmed the Spring 2023 release window for the series in early February 2023 with a new teaser trailer for the final season. Have a look at the teaser below.
What is the plot of Ultraman?
The story of the anime’s season 2 began after the passing of many decades since the events of Ultraman, with the legendary “Giant of Light” now a memory, as it is believed that Ultraman returned home (left the Earth) after fighting the many giant aliens that invaded the Earth. Shin Hayata’s son Shinjiro seems to possess a strange ability. It is this ability of him, along with his father’s revelation that he was Ultraman, that leads Shinjiro to battle the new aliens invading the Earth as the new Ultraman.
Who will be the new characters in Ultraman season 3?
A blog post by TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS has confirmed two new voice actors and characters for season 3 of Ultraman. They will be as follows:
- MAOwill be the voice of Valcure
- Koji Ishiiwill voice Mephisto
According to what has been posted by the production house on the blog, these two characters “take on a vital role involving the ‘Ultra Factor.’ They work behind the scenes to hunt down Shinjiro and the SSSP.”