Dive into the action-packed world of Ultraman: Rising, premiering on Netflix on June 14, 2024
Ultraman: Rising

Netflix, in partnership with Tsuburaya Productions and Industrial Light & Magic, is set to premiere Ultraman: Rising on June 14, 2024. This new installment in the iconic Ultraman franchise brings fresh challenges to Tokyo with rising monster attacks and introduces a unique twist to the superhero narrative.

A Fresh Take on a Classic Hero

Ultraman: Rising follows baseball star Ken Sato, voiced by Christopher Sean, who returns to Tokyo to don the mantle of Ultraman and face an unprecedented challenge. The twist? He must also care for a 35-foot-tall, fire-breathing baby kaiju. This unlikely pairing sets the stage for a story of growth, responsibility, and the battle against external threats looking to manipulate the young kaiju for nefarious purposes.

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The film features an impressive cast including Gedde Watanabe as Professor Sato, Tamlyn Tomita as Emiko, Keone Young as Dr. Onda, and Julia Harriman as Ami. Directed by Shannon Tindle and co-directed by John Aoshima, with a screenplay by Tindle and Marc Haimes, the movie promises to be a vibrant addition to the Ultraman saga. The production is bolstered by the expertise of producers Tom Knott and Lisa M. Poole.

Musical Fusion

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Adding to the cinematic experience, Ultraman: Rising features original songs by Diplo and Oliver Tree, and Alicia Creti, blending modern musical styles with the action-packed scenes of the film. This musical collaboration is set to bring a new auditory layer to the storytelling, enhancing the emotional and dramatic stakes.

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Produced with the cutting-edge visual effects of Industrial Light & Magic, the film is expected to be a visual spectacle, offering stunning, high-quality animations that bring the giant monsters and heroic battles to life. These visual effects are designed to captivate both long-time fans of the Ultraman series and newcomers alike.

Engaging New and Old Fans

With a rich history that dates back to its debut in 1966, Ultraman has been a beloved character in both Japanese culture and around the world. Ultraman: Rising seeks to honor this legacy while introducing innovative elements that will appeal to a modern audience. The addition of a baby kaiju as a central character introduces new dynamics to the familiar theme of heroism and adds a layer of familial bonds and responsibilities to Ultraman’s traditional role as a protector.

Ultraman: Rising is poised to be a significant addition to Netflix’s lineup of animated films. As Tokyo is depicted once again as a battleground for gigantic adversaries, this film will explore themes of heroism, duty, and the complexities of guardianship in a way that resonates with a diverse, global audience. Mark your calendars for June 14, 2024, for the premiere of Ultraman: Rising on Netflix, where a new chapter in the saga awaits eager fans and new viewers alike.

About Ultraman: Rising

Ultraman: Rising

Premiere: June 14, 2024
Director: Shannon Tindle
Co-director: John Aoshima
Written by: Shannon Tindle and Marc Haimes
Produced by: Tom Knott and Lisa M. Poole
Original Songs by: Diplo and Oliver Tree, Alicia Creti
Cast: Christopher Sean (Ken Sato/Ultraman), Gedde Watanabe (Professor Sato), Tamlyn Tomita (Emiko), Keone Young (Dr. Onda), Julia Harriman (Ami)


With Tokyo under siege from rising monster attacks, baseball star Ken Sato returns home to take on the mantle of Ultraman. But the titanic superhero meets his match when he reluctantly adopts 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. In partnership with Netflix, Tsuburaya Productions, and Industrial Light & Magic, Ultraman: Rising is written by Shannon Tindle and Marc Haimes, directed by Shannon Tindle, and co-directed by John Aoshima.

Are you excited for the return of Ultraman in this new narrative twist? How do you think the addition of a baby kaiju will change the dynamics of the traditional Ultraman story? Share your thoughts and let us know your favorite kaijus on Discord!

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