Kotobukiya has unveiled the prototype for its newest assembly model, Ultraman from the 2019 3DCG Ultraman anime. The figure is also expected to release in 2019.
Ultraman is a sci-fi manga authored by Eiichi Shimizu and illustrated by Tomohiro Shimoguchi. Decades have passed since the events of the original Ultraman, and the "Giant of Light" has now been relegated to the histories. Shinjiro Hayata, son of the original Ultraman Shin Hayata, inherited superhuman strength and resilience from his father's Ultraman Factor. One day, Shinjiro was attacked by the alien Bemular, with Shin intervening to save his son and getting injured in the process. Learning his father's true identity, Shinjiro dons the Ultraman suit, becoming this era's Ultraman as he takes on the enemies that threaten planet Earth. But can he become a true hero?
The 2019 anime adaptaion of the manga is directed by Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki of Ghost in the Shell fame. Dubbed "an unprecedented digital tokusatsu series" at the announcement, fans can eagerly anticipate the new show.
▼ Kotobukiya's Ultraman is still in development and is based on the character's design setting in the animation.