★About the comic
ULTRAMAN is a Japanese comic written by Eiichi Shimizu and drawn by Tomohiro Shimoguchi. The series is published in Monthly Comic Magazine HERO’S and is currently ongoing. The comic has sold more than three million copies. In 2019 it was made into a 3DCG anime, currently available on Netflix, and season two is on its way. (For more information on the upcoming second season, click here: https://en.tsuburaya-prod.co.jp/news/2145)
Ever since its first publication in the 2011 issue of HERO’S, the comic has been extremely popular, making it one of the hallmarks of the magazine. The story follows the original Ultraman but with an all-new plot written by Shimizu and Shimoguchi.
The comic gives “Ultraman,” the giant of light, a refreshing new design by bringing ULTRAMAN into the modern era as a hero who fights in a powered armor suit!
With plenty of foreshadowing and suspenseful cliffhangers, fans won’t want to miss out on this story of adolescence and love starring relatable teenager Shinjiro Hayata.
Set several decades later in the world of the original Ultraman, this could be the most noteworthy superhero comic of the century!
Height:176㎝ Weight:63㎏ Age:17
Son of the first Ultraman, Shin Hayata. Having inherited the Ultraman Factor from his father, he possesses super strength. He puts on an ULTRAMAN suit and begins fighting to help his father. Later, he becomes involved with the SSSP.
Height:182cm Weight:69kg Age:24
An agent of the SSSP. He fights with an ULTRAMAN suit similar to the one worn by Shinjiro.
Height:165cm Weight:52kg Age:16
A first year student in the same high school as Shinjiro.
After suffering tremendous injuries in a terrible accident, his was turned into a cyborg through a surgery performed by an alien. He uses the “ACE” suit to fight.
Height:175cm Weight:70kg Age:68
Shinjiro’s father. He was once assimilated with Ultraman.
He was brought near death during a battle with BEMULAR, but was saved by Shinjiro.
Height: 155cm Weight:45kg Age:19
An extremely popular singer. She is a huge fan of ULTRAMAN. She is saved by Shinjiro after being dragged into an incident involving aliens.
Height: 219cm Weight:Unknown Age:20,043
A mysterious alien that suddenly attacked Shin and Shinjiro Hayata.
★Summary (From Vol.1-Vol.15)
Decades ago, a being known as the Giant of Light joined together with Shin Hayata of the Science Special Search Party to save Earth from an invasion of terrifying monsters called Kaiju. Now, many years later, those dark days are fading into memory, and the world is at peace. But in the shadows a new threat is growing, a danger that can only be faced by a new kind of hero—a new kind of Ultraman…
Shinjiro is an ordinary teenager, but his father is the legendary Shin Hayata. When he learns that his father passed on the “Ultraman Factor” to him and that he possesses incredible powers, nothing will ever be the same again.
With the SSSP now operating as a covert agency, Shinjiro Hayata has inherited the mantle of Ultraman from his father and learned of a new and terrifying alien invasion. Though Shinjiro has his father’s powers and an amazing armored exo-suit, he has a lot to learn if he’s going to survive this secret war!
The enigmatic Moroboshi takes Shinjiro, who is still having doubts about fighting as Ultraman, through a strange gate to a secret alien city. There he meets a new informant and cannot avoid getting mixed up in a feud beyond his control. Meanwhile on Earth, the police and the Science Patrol go deeper into a sinister investigation when a new victim of a mysterious serial killer turns up.
Earth’s alien enemies are brutal and unforgiving, but Shinjiro is having a tough time coming to terms with the way Dan Moroboshi kills them without hesitation. Perhaps just as disturbing is the new Ultraman suit Moroboshi is wearing. While Shinjiro deals with this, a secret plan to awaken Shinjiro’s Ultraman Factor is set in motion, and singer Rena Sayama’s life is in danger…
Pop idol Rena Sayama takes center stage as her concert kicks off, but the alien Adad arrives and announces his intent to kill her along with everyone in the audience! Shinjiro and Moroboshi aren’t about to let that happen, and the crowd is stunned at the appearance of not one but two figures in Ultraman suits. Then Bemular drops in…
Who is Hokuto, really, and why has he shown up in the middle of a battle wearing an unsanctioned and unidentified Ultraman suit? His appearance is just another mystery on Shinjiro’s list of unanswered questions. The machinations of shadowy enemies are emerging, and Shinjiro finds himself even more shocked as events unfold.
Twelve years ago, a tragic airline crash alerted the SSSP to the activities of aliens on Earth. But what was Bemular doing there when the plane went down? Was he responsible for the crash? The answers to these questions could confirm the SSSP’s suspicions, but accepting the facts will be more difficult. The secrets that Shinjiro and Dan uncover may take them into a trap they can’t escape…
Fighting to protect his childhood friend Yuko from the shadowy group that sent the Ace Killer Squad after him, Seiji Hokuto has his work cut out for him. Shinjiro, Jack and the alien Red also join the fight. But the members of the Ace Killer Squad are more ruthless than any enemy Shinjiro has ever faced. Taking down these villains is going to take some help from an older and very upset Ultraman!
The number of incidents involving the shadowy cabal known as the Star of Darkness is on the rise. In New York City, the organization floods the streets with a dangerous drug that changes people into violent superhuman criminals! But one victim, a Japanese photographer named Kotaro Higashi, decides to fight back—a choice that may just lead him to join forces with…
As the Star of Darkness prepares to launch its all-out assault on New York City, the SSSP begins to assemble its forces to oppose them. Shinjiro and Dan head for the Big Apple unsure if they can stop the coming storm, but unlooked-for allies may help them turn the tide. The battle to decide the fate of the Earth begins here…
Shinjiro, Moroboshi, Hokuto, Jack, Taro, and even Shin Hayata—the first Ultraman—have all come together in New York City for the ultimate showdown with the forces of the Star of Darkness! Can Moroboshi’s brother be saved? Will the idol Rena Sayama make it through this all-out battle? And what is the Star of Darkness’s ultimate plan? The winners will know the answers…
The battle against the Star of Darkness in New York City ends in a blinding flash of Spacium rays. While things return to normal for the SSSP, in the aftermath, Adad betrays the Star Cluster Council and flees to Hong Kong. Now, two assassins known as the Leo Brothers have been sent to hunt him down. In this battle of unleashed beasts, there is only victory or death…
In Hong Kong, the battle of the SSSP versus the Star Cluster Council continues with Shinjiro and Red joining Moroboshi and Adad to face off against the Leo brothers. The Star Cluster Council now seems to view the Ultra race and their enormous powers as a potential threat to the universe. But is this the true belief of the council or just a smoke screen for another, darker agenda?
After all that has come to light, Shinjiro now struggles with one question—is Ultraman good or evil? While he ponders this, Rena also comes to him with another revelation. Meanwhile, an alien hunting party has arrived on Earth bent on killing humans for sport. The police and the SSSP, along with another mysterious organization, begin to investigate…
Taro vows to fight the Star Cluster Council, believing that it has other plans for Earth besides its destruction and invasion. But the wild and mysterious Valky, maneuvering secretly within the Star Cluster Council, plays havoc with Taro’s mind. The machinations of the council rev up, and the outcome of their power play will determine Earth’s fate!
★Availability By Language
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★What is Monthly Comic Magazine HERO’S?
HERO’S was first published on November 1st, 2011, and goes on sale on the 1st of every month. The magazine aims to target not only Japan but countries all over the world. Titles published include Atom: The Beginning, Majestic Prince, and Killing Bites.
★ULTRAMAN comic official website (Japanese)：https://heros-ultraman.com/comics/
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