Ultraman Season 1 (2019)
ウルトラマン (ULTRAMAN)


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 many giant aliens that invaded the Earth. Shin Hayata’s son Shinjiro seems to possess a strange ability, and it is this ability, 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.
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  • The overall rating of the show.

Poor < Fair < Good < Great


  • Animation quality and consistency for that time. 

Poor < Fair < Good < Great


  • How well the story flows and keeps you engaged.

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An anime adaptation of the manga was announced in November 2017, which was later revealed to be a 3D CGI anime co-produced by Production I.G and Sola Digital Arts. Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi are composing the music. The series was released on Netflix on April 1, 2019. Oldcodex performs the series’ opening theme song “Sight Over The Battle.”

Alternative titles

– ウルトラマン
– Ultraman

TL;DR Review

Ultraman (stylized as ULTRAMAN) is a manga published in Monthly Hero’s since the magazine’s inaugural issue, it is a manga sequel of the 1966 Ultraman television series.

This is a sequel of the original 1966 Ultraman, where it is focused on Ultraman’s teenage angsty son. You don’t need to have seen the original Ultraman to understand this series, as the first episode does a decent job of setting up the new premise.

The 3D CGI is either hit or miss. In some scenes, I totally forgot it is a 3D CGI render, while other scenes it was so blatantly obvious due to their stiff movement and animation. The 3D CGI shine during the robot/armor combat part, but it takes you out of the immersion as soon as people started to be rendered.

One of the best parts of this show is the fight choreography. It looks like they have motion capture some real martial artists as fight aren’t just two guys trading blows. It’s like watching a kung-fu movie with lasers and plasma being thrown around.

This series feels more like a reboot for the younger crowd than for the original fan of the series. Despite that, the show is fine and good to past a few hours with. Not a show you need to take seriously or even pay much attention to.

Despite some awkward dialog, I would still recommend this series to the fan of superhero sci-fi. Ultraman contains graphic violence and suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for young adults.

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Closing Theme

– “Sight over the Battle” by Oldcodex

Insert/Image Theme

– “Hoshi no Kakera” by Morohoshi Sumire (eps 5, 7)



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