Albeit a little dated, a mysterious “Ultraman” 2016 trailer is being widely shared across social media platforms today.

To be honest, we didn’t even know that an Ultraman-oriented release was being made but according to Scified, the teaser looks like it is one of two 50th Anniversary Ultraman series that have been proposed for next year.

Ultraman 50th Anniversary Series

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What’s impressive, however, is how the CGI-dominant teaser brings the major Japanese pop culture phenomenon back to life in a new way. We must say that we’re liking the new look that Tsuburaya Productions has given the legendary hero.

As for the giant monster that Ultraman is seen fighting in the footage, don’t mind us when we say that it looks like it could easily take on Godzilla, what more Ultraman. It’s that ferocious.

Ultraman 2016

Fun fact: Tsuburaya Productions produced the original Ultraman TV series, as well as the Ultra Series. The special effects studio was also responsible for bringing Godzilla to life in 1954.

Unfortunately, that’s all the details that we have for now. The trailer has no other information so it could be for a theatrical release, a short, or a trailer for a video game. We’ll just have to wait and see!

Meanwhile, watch Ultraman kick some ass in the trailer below and spot the Hachiko statue while you’re at it:

As indicated in the above trailer (“7.7”), something Ultraman-related is slated to be released on 7th July 2016. We think?

We’ll update this post with more information as soon as we have ’em!

Sources: Scified, The Tokusatsu NetworkTsuburaya Productions Wiki, Ultraman Wiki.

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