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Netflix Sets ‘Ultraman: Rising’ Release Date

It’s coming! Shannon Tindle’s all-new iteration of Ultraman introduces baseball star Ken Sato, an average young man who can transform into a gigantic superhero, streaming globally this June. 

And now we know! Netflix has just revealed a June 14 release date and some teaser art for the debut of Ultraman: Rising. In the all-new 3DCG animated film, Ultraman, who has been fighting kaiju for more than 50 years, returns in an all-new iteration as an Earthbound hero who faces new enemies and challenges.

After decades of appearances, beginning with the original 1966 television series created by Eiji Tsuburaya and Tetsuo Kinjo, Ultraman is back: as baseball star Ken Sato. Like previous entries, Ultraman: Rising follows a seemingly average young man who can transform into a gigantic superhero.

Director Shannon Tindle and co-director John Aoshima commented, “Our team has worked hard to craft a story that fans and non-fans of this iconic character can enjoy. Ultraman: Rising is a film for everyone. It’s a funny, action-packed popcorn movie that tackles family, identity, and the struggle to maintain balance in an insane world. This June, we hope you’ll gather ‘round with the folks you love to see what happens when a titanic superhero rediscovers the power of family thanks to an unlikely ally - a sweet, 35-foot-tall, fire-breathing baby kaiju."

With Tokyo under siege from rising monster attacks, baseball star Ken Sato reluctantly returns home to take on the mantle of Ultraman. But the titanic superhero meets his match when he must adopt a 35-foot-tall, fire-breathing baby kaiju. Sato must rise above his ego to balance work and parenthood while protecting the baby from forces bent on exploiting her for their own dark plans.

Written by Tindle and Marc Haimes and produced in partnership with Netflix, Tsuburaya Productions, and Industrial Light & Magic, Ultraman: Rising stars Christopher Sean, Gedde Watanabe, Tamlyn Tomita, Keone Young, and Julia Harriman.

In case you missed it – check out the official Ultraman: Rising Official Trailer:

Source: Netflix

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.