Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi’s Ultraman may be getting a TV anime adaptation this April, but it will be taking a break for a bit. According to the manga’s official website, there will be no new chapter of the manga for the next issue of Monthly Hero’s magazine. In fact, there won’t be a new chapter until the May 2019 edition of the magazine, which gets its release on 1st April.
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The website also announced that the manga’s 12th tankoubon volume is also facing a delay. Its release moved from 5th February to 5th March. The website reported that Tomohiro Shimoguchi’s health concerns are the reason for the hiatus and delay. He is currently recovering, and is gradually returning to work.
As for the anime adaptation by Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki, and Production I.G, it will premiere globally via Netflix starting 1st April. This is on the same day as the manga’s return! Here’s how Viz describes the manga’s story:
Decades ago, a being known as the Giant of Light joined Shin Hayata of the Scientific Special Search Party to save Earth from an invasion of terrifying monsters known as 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.
Source: Ultraman official website