Ultraman may have first made his appearance some 50 years ago, but his legacy has hardly withered even with the passage of time. Following previous partnerships with Crunchyroll to provide simulcast releases of Ultraman X and Ultraman Orb, studio Tsuburaya Productions is looking to host its upcoming Ultraman Z series on YouTube, which will be graced with English subtitles.
Premiering on 19 June 2020, Ultraman Z follows the apprentice of Ultraman Zero from 2009’s Ultra Galaxy Legends the Movie in his kaiju-fighting adventures. New episodes will be posted on every Friday at 8.30pm EST (8.30am on the next day for Singapore), with English subtitles going live after their Japanese broadcast. There’s a catch to this, though: the episodes are only available for two weeks after their initial broadcast, so better catch them hot while they are out.
Fans may head over to Tsuburaya’s YouTube Channel to catch Ultraman Z, the description of which is as follows:
Once, shards of evil called “Devil Splinters” were scattered across space, throwing the galaxy into chaos. At that time, Ultraman Z, a new member of the Inter Galactic Defense Force who sought out Ultraman Zero as a mentor, comes down to Earth while chasing the Ferocious Space Shark Genegarg. On Earth, the Anti-Monster Robot Force STORAGE is formed to face down the monsters that appear on a daily basis. In his first battle, Z merges with Haruki Natsukawa, a new pilot of STORAGE. Together, they rise up to protect the peace! However, behind the scenes, the parasitic lifeform Celebro has set a terrifying plot into motion…– The synopsis of Ultraman Z, according to Tsuburaya Productions.
With English subtitles adding a touch of accessibility to the series, the move is certainly very much welcome. Besides, there’s little to worry about the accuracy of the translation, since the subtitles are coming from the official source themselves.
Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.