Netflix announced that starting April 1st, 2019 – yes, on April Fool’s Day – they will be launching Ultraman, the new animated series from Sola Digital Arts and Production I.G will follow the rise of a new hero who dons the metallic armor and goes to battle against otherworldly foes. The highlight of the trailer is that it’s not converged with diversity propaganda, Leftist agitprop, or the SJW agenda.
Sola is a legit visual effects powerhouse. The Japanese company previously worked on Evangelion: Another Impact, Appleseed: Alpha and Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars. I can readily say that they’ve done a fan-darn-tastic job on their other projects, even if the writers and directors on the other films didn’t craft stories to match the high-quality artwork and graphical fidelity that Sola pumped into the projects.
As for the Ultraman project, the new series is about a young man named Shinjiro, who finds out that his father is Ultraman. Shinjiro learns this one day after being attacked by a super villain, only for his father to come to his rescue. It appears to be a coming of age story about Shinjiro having the powers of Ultraman passed down to him. You can check out the trailer below.
I’m still not a big fan on the high fill-rate between the keyframes. Certain scenes look okay but others have that ubiquitously stiff 3D animation movement to them. On the upside at least they didn’t decide to cut the framerate down like they did with that other Netflix show, The Dragon Prince. The low frames hurt my eyes so bad just viewing that series’ trailer.
Here, the animation has the too-smooth effect but it’s doable.
As far as the designs are concerned, Ultraman looks passable. A lot of it will depend on how the story unfolds and how good the action is. Could it be the next Castlevania? Possibly.
We’ll see how it all comes together when Ultraman debuts next year on April 1st, 2019. Be warned, though, Netflix is an ideologically driven streaming service and they’re not afraid to push the SJW agenda very heavily, as evident with the upcoming show based on The Witcher series.