Viz Media has just announced their acquisition of the Ultraman manga series. Inspired by the 1966-1967 Japanese sci-fi superhero TV series, this 2011 manga adaptation is updated with new elements to appeal to a new generation of fans.
This adaptation was created by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi for Japan’s monthly comic magazine Hero’s. The English translated version will be available beginning August 18, 2015, under the Viz Signature label.
Eiji Tsubaraya’s Ultraman series has become a major Japanese pop-culture phenomenon since premiering nearly 50 years ago in Japan. Several adaptations of the series have been produced since then. The original live-action series is still available on DVD in North America with dual audio.