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First Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Ultraman: Rising’ Turns the World’s Biggest Hero Takes Into a Monster Daddy

By Caroline Brew

November 9, 2023

The world’s biggest hero makes his way to Netflix in “Ultraman: Rising.” The streamer has released the first teaser for the CG-animated feature film, which is slated to premiere in 2024.

Based on characters from Eiji Tsuburaya, known for co-creating the “Godzilla” franchise, “Ultraman: Rising” will follow baseball star Ken Sato, who returns home to Japan to carry the mantle of Ultraman. Things take an unexpected turn when a newborn kaiju monster thinks he is her parent. Now, Sato must raise the offspring of his greatest enemy as his own child, on top of grappling with his own estranged relationship with his father and the schemes of the Kaiju Defense Force

Netflix has partnered with Tsuburaya Productions for the film, which the streamer also partners with on its “Ultraman” animated series. “Ultraman: Rising” is directed by Shannon Tindle, known for his animation work on “Coraline” and “Kubo and the Two Strings,” and co-directed by John Aoshima, known for “Kubo” and “Gravity Falls.” The screenplay is from Tindle and Marc Haimes, who wrote “Kubo” as well. Tom Knott will produce, and Lisa Poole will co-produce.

“Making this film is a dream come true,” Tindle said in a statement. “What began as an original story inspired by my love for Eiji Tsuburaya’s Ultraman somehow became an actual Ultraman film thanks to the incredible trust of the team at Tsuburaya Productions, and the support of the folks at Netflix Animation. We’ve assembled an all-star team and I can’t wait to share our unique take on Ultraman with the rest of the world.”

Watch full teaser below.

John Aoshima is repped by Attorney Rob Szymanski.