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Review of "ULTRAMAN" 3/30/19 by Suzanne
Season One airs on Netflix

I started hearing about the Japanese "Ultraman" series in the 1990's, but I've never seen it. This is a new animated sequel series from Netflix. They know that most Americans have never heard of Ultraman, so they make it easy for us to watch the show. The series is dubbed. Apparently, there have been many Ultraman cartoons, shows, and comics. It's a billion-dollar industry that's been around since 1966. I have no idea.

This is a really good show. Even though it's animated, it is so realistic that it makes you forget that it's animated. I wonder why they don't just make it a real-life show? I guess they figure that fans of anime will enjoy this more, and it's probably cheaper to make. Anyway, it takes place in the current time. A teen named Shinjiro finds out that his father was the original Ultraman. A giant evil robot comes to earth to do battle, so Shinjiro (who has some of the Ultraman powers) dons the Ultraman battle gear to fight him.

There's also a secret organization that helps him and has developed the fighting gear. Of course, nowadays no superhero works alone. They all have to be surrounded by helpers because it gives them people to talk to and interact with. It's a good thing in this case because Shinjiro is very young and doesn't know how to be a superhero yet.

The only thing I didn't like about the series is that the dialogue in Netflix's dubbing doesn't match the dialogue in the closed-captioning. This happens on all of their dubbed shows, and it's very annoying. I like to have the CC on because sometimes the actors mumble or they have accents. This makes it almost impossible to watch with the CC on because it's very distracting to have such differences in the dialogue.

If you love superheoes, like I do, you'll want to watch this one. It's exciting!



New Series ULTRAMAN will launch in Spring 2019

An action drama centered around a man possessing the spirit and DNA of the legendary hero “Ultraman” as he wears a metallic ultra suit and fights against evil.

Production Company: Production I.G, Sola Digital

Director: Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki

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Once there was a "Giant of Light" that defended world peace from the threat of giant monsters and alien invasions. His name was Ultraman. Time has now passed since he completed his mission, in which he bonded with scientific investigation team member Shin Hayata, and departed the Earth. During this time humanity welcomed an age of prosperity. But it was no more than just the illusion of peace... Now, when the world once again needs the power of a "Giant of Light," a new hero emerges who has inherited the genetic factor of light. But he is no giant. He is a normal-sized troubled high school student, clad in a metallic powered suit. His name is Shinjiro Hayata. A new story unfolds as the son of Shin Hayata, the man who was once Ultraman, struggles to become the Ultraman of a new generation.

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