The second season of the 3DCG Ultraman ONA series is set to premiere globally on Netflix in Spring 2022. The announcement was made at an Ultraman Season 2 kickoff event with voice actors Ryōhei Kimura (Shinjiro Hayata), Takuya Eguchi (Dan Moroboshi), Megumi Han (Seiji Hokuto), Hideyuki Tanaka (Shin Hayata), Ryota Takeuchi (Jack), and Minoru Shiraishi (Shiraishi) present. Shiraishi was also the event’s MC.
The first Ultraman season was released in 2019, while a teaser trailer for the second season was released in July 2020. The teaser trailer revealed that Ultraman Taro will be introduced to the anime.
Recently, it was announced that Taro’s voice actor, Tatsuhisa Suzuki , who is also the singer for the band OLDCODEX, had offered to step down from his role. The band is currently on hiatus due to Suzuki’s poor health, with the events happening after allegations that Suzuki had cheated on his wife LiSA.
Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki are co-directing Ultraman Season 2, with Production I.G and SOLA DIGITAL ARTS co-producing the show. Other staff credits include Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi as music composers and Motoki Kawana as action coordinator. OLDCODEX is performing the opening theme while Void_Codex is performing the ending theme.
Ultraman is based on the ongoing 2011 manga series written by Eiichi Shimizu and drawn by Tomohiro Shimoguchi. Netflix describes the show as:
Decades ago, a hero from the stars left this world in peace. Now, the son of Ultraman must rise to protect the Earth from a new alien threat.