The full 3-D CG anime adaptation of the “Ultraman” manga series will be streamed worldwide on Netflix in spring 2019, it was revealed during the Anime Expo 2018 held in Los Angeles.

A star-studded production team comprising anime creators working on a global scale has been assembled to create a “never-before-seen Ultraman” for the upcoming series.

Kenji Kamiyama, whose previous works include the “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex” series and feature film “Ancien and the Magic Tablet,” serves as co-director with Shinji Aramaki, who created the “Appleseed” film series and CG movie “Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars.”

Boasting more than 2.8 million copies in print, the original comic series is currently running in the monthly Hero’s manga anthology. Penned by Eiichi Shimizu and illustrated by Tomohiro Shimoguchi, who together created the “Linebarrels of Iron” manga series, “Ultraman” centers around a superhero dressed in the metallic suit to fight evil forces.

The manga is inspired by a classic live-action superhero TV series of the same name featuring the gigantic superhero that protects humans from aliens and monsters.

The “Ultraman” series is being produced by Production I.G Inc. and Sola Digital Arts Inc.

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