The Ultraman series is one of the most iconic Japanese exports of all time. So when it was announced in 2018 that a Netflix Original series of Ultraman was coming in 2019, we were all pleasantly surprised. The addition of such a high profile franchise to bolster Netflix’s expanding library of anime titles is fantastic. That being said, out of all the series and movies made under the Ultra Franchise, which of them are streaming on Netflix? Let’s find out.
Ultraman is an iconic Tokusatsu superhero franchise that originates in 1960s Japan. The franchise has been wildly successful with children and adults alike in Japan and has remained somewhat relevant for over 50 years. Shows such as Power Rangers, Kamen Rider, and VR Troopers would not exist if it wasn’t for the popularity of the Ultra Franchise. It can’t be understated just how impactful Ultraman has been on pop culture.
If you think shows like Pokemon and Power Rangers had an ungodly amount of series and films, then you’re in for a surprise as they having nothing on the Ultra Franchise. Since its inception of Ultra Q in 1966, there has been a total of 34 series produced based on the Ultraman character (35 if you include the Netflix series). The series has also spawned 30 films during that time. The series has begun and commonly been filmed as a live action series but there have also been cartoon/anime adaptations for the franchise.
Are Ultraman Titles Streaming on Netflix US?
Sadly there are no Ultraman titles available to stream on Netflix US. At the time of writing the only Ultraman title coming to Netflix US the latest Original anime series. It is currently unknown if we can expect any Ultraman titles to accompany the release of the Original.
Old episodes of Ultraman are simple to find online but as far as we are aware there is no specified home for Ultraman content in the US.
Are Other Regions Streaming Ultraman on Netflix?
Unsurprisingly only Japan is currently streaming any of the Ultraman titles. Out of the astonishing 34 series that have been produced Japan is only streaming the 2018 series, Ultraman R/B. The remaining Ultraman titles are 5 films from the past decade:
- Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy (2009)
- Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial (2010)
- Ultraman Saga (2012)
- Ultraman Ginga S The Movie (2015)
- Ultra Fight Victory (2015)
That’s still only 5 films out of 30.
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