Renowned voice actor Junichi Suwabe joins the cast for the ULTRAMAN anime’s second season as Alien Pedant.
Excitement around ULTRAMAN continues to build following the teaser poster revealed during Netflix’s Global Fan event TUDUM in September. During the livestream of Tsuburaya Convention 2021, a new visual was released for the anime series, scheduled to premiere on Netflix in April 2022, in addition to the announcement of Junichi Suwabe voicing the villain Alien Pedant.
Suwabe has voiced many notable characters in anime such as Greed in the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime, Leone Abbacchio in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, and Ryomen Sukuna in Jujutsu Kaisen among many other roles. He has also lent his voice to tokusatsu multiple times, most notably as the narrator for Kamen Rider Ex-Aid and the voice for the Buggle Driver II.
The leader of Dark Star, an alien terrorist group responsible for causing and throwing the world into perpetual fear. The group threatens to continue its campaign of terror unless its harrowing demands are met: the disappearance of half of the land on Earth, or the extinction of half of the world’s population.
From Junichi Suwabe
“Unfortunately, it looks like once again I will not be on the side of justice and peace. That being the case, I will try with all my might and do my best to conquer Earth.
I am an alien of very refined taste, you see, and I would greatly appreciate your support.”
Included are also comments from directors Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki as well as the composers, Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi!
From Director Kenji Kamiyama
“We are currently working diligently on production of Season 2, and it’s looking to be even more interesting than the first season. There’s more action, more ULTRAMAN allies come onto the scene, and I’m confident the story developments will have you hooked. Please look forward to Season 2.”
From Director Shinji Aramaki
“We are finally close to delivering Season 2 to you. All our staff are coming together and working hard, so there won’t be long to wait. Season 2 is looking to be brimming with action as the differing personalities of the six Ultra heroes ULTRAMAN, SEVEN, ACE, JACK, ZOFFY, and now TARO come together. You will get to see it from spring next year and we hope you’re excited for Season 2.”
Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi
“We are very happy to be tasked with producing music for Season 2 after being part of Season 1. We’ve written many tracks for the long-awaited Season 2. We hope you are excited for the Season 2 theme song which embodies the passion, kindness, and conviction of the ULTRAMAN heroes.”
ULTRAMAN Special Event
Tying into the premiere of ULTRAMAN Season 2 is a special event held at Mori-no-Hall 21 on April 10, 2022. More information will be given on the event’s webpage as we approach the event date.