The cherry blossoms are blooming in Japan as it is spring, and Netflix’s ever-expanding anime lineup is, of course, available to users everywhere. Mid-April marks the arrival of “Ultraman” season 2, which gives the original tokusatsu (literally, “special effects”) hero an anime twist. The new blue-skinned character Alien Wadoran Maya, who will make her debut in “Ultraman” season 2, has been introduced in a brand-new Netflix promo.
The first appearance of Ultraman on Japanese television was in 1966, beginning a 56-year run for the character. The iconic big hero Ultraman has grown into a multi-billion dollar media brand that now includes this anime series. Ultraman is legendary for taking on giant monsters across cityscapes while donning silver-and-red armour. Shinjiro, the son of the original Ultraman, takes up the mantle after his father dies in order to protect Earth from an extraterrestrial invasion in Netflix’s “Ultraman.” Josh Hutcherson, who starred in “The Hunger Games,” lends his voice to Ultraman in the English dub, while Ryohei Kimura does so in the Japanese version.
Shinjiro is joined in defending Earth by a number of other Ultramen, thus he is not acting alone. Six warriors get together in season 2 of “Ultraman,” while new characters such Alien Wadoran Maya are also present. Here is a look at her character profile.
Ultraman season 2 character file: Alien Wadoran Maya
Ayane Sakura’s portrayal of Extraterrestrial Wadoran Maya in the trailer provides insight into her alien species’ mentality and explains how snatching human lives is necessary for their survival. They intend to sacrifice half of Earth’s inhabitants, which is similar to what Thanos wanted to do in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
The creators of “Ultraman” season 2 are Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki, who have a productive spring ahead of them. Another Netflix anime series they are directing, “Ghost In The Shell: SAC 2045,” also had a trailer released this week. If you’re a fan of their work, you won’t have to wait long to watch that one on Netflix because it won’t be released until late May.
Here is the “Ultraman” season 2 plot summary provided by Tsuburaya Productions:
A global mass disappearing event takes place among humanity. Rena and Shinjiro simultaneously vanish. In the wake of these events, freelance journalist Kotaro Higashi investigates this mysterious disappearance incident. The aliens behind it are the terrorist organization Dark Star. They transmit a message to those on Earth. “Give us half of the Earth, or sacrifice half of its people… make your choice.” At the same time, the recently disappeared Rena and Shinjiro are teleported to the Dark Star ship orbiting the Earth.
Learning too much, Kotaro is caught in the crossfire between Dark Star and the SSSP, and is almost left for dead … In the nal battle, our heroes face o against the Golden Fortress. Facing this giant mecha destroying the city, ULTRAMAN, SEVEN and ACE are joined by ZOFFY, JACK, and TARO. At long last the 6 ULTRAMAN heroes have assembled!
Netflix will release “Ultraman” season 2 on April 14, 2022.