New Netflix movie debuts with 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating

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New Netflix movie debuts with 100% RT ratingNetflix

Ultraman: Rising is now available to watch on Netflix, and it debuted with a perfect 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The animation follows Ken Sato, a famous but egotistical baseball player who lives a secret life as the giant superhero Ultraman. He meets his match, however, when he is forced to adopt a 35-foot-tall, fire-breathing baby kaiju.

Sato then has to rise above his ego to balance work and parenthood, all while protecting the baby from forces bent on exploiting her for their own dark plans.

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Since its first reviews, Ultraman: Rising's rating has dipped to 76% from 17 reviews, but there's still plenty of praise out there for the new animation.

You can read a selection of reviews below:


“A fun, sincere, and thoughtfully conceived piece of kids entertainment. And it’s liable to make young viewers more curious about the world around them – not less.”

Screen International

“This English-language charmer boasts vibrant visuals that mostly make up for a fairly pedestrian story about a selfish baseball superstar who begrudgingly accepts his responsibility to be the new Ultraman.”

Paste Magazine

“Ultraman: Rising doesn’t hit quite as hard as its hero’s Spacium Beam, but the adorable movie looks great and works perfectly as a standalone story for series newcomers.”

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“Captures an interesting atmosphere of heroism in many forms, keeping Ken a layered character dealing with most unusual responsibilities.”

South China Morning Post

“Ultraman: Rising wields enough kaiju-stomping, flying giant robot action to delight hardcore fans of the genre. It also has an inclusive, family-friendly tone that makes it the perfect gateway experience for young newcomers.”

The Movie Blog

Ultraman: Rising is a touching animated film that offers a perfect blend of action, drama, and heartfelt moments. Whether you’re a long-time fan of Ultraman or new to the franchise, this film is definitely worth watching.”

Ultraman: Rising is available to watch now on Netflix.

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