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'Ultraman': Shinjiro Hayata embraces his power in new trailer

By Annie Martin

March 5 (UPI) -- Ultraman released a new trailer featuring protagonist Shinjiro Hayata.

The streaming company shared footage Monday of its anime series adaptation of the Japanese manga.

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The trailer shows Shinjiro succeed his father, Shin Hayata, as Ultraman. Shinjiro takes on familiar villains like the alien Bemular and new threats like Pseudo-Man.

"#Ultraman is back! On April 1 meet Shinjiro Hayata, a high-school student who steps into his father's shoes and the Ultra Suit when a new evil threatens to destroy our planet," Netflix tweeted on its See What's Next account.

Ultraman is directed by Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki. The series debuts April 1 on Netflix.

Ultraman originally debuted in the Japanese series Ultraman, which aired from 1966 to 1967. The new show is based on Eichii Shimizu's manga Ultraman, which is a sequel to the original TV series.

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