ULTRAMAN ARC Latest Update: Shu Ishido (Cast: Sho Kaneta) from Global Defense Force to Become Yuma’s Buddy!

May.03, 2024


We are announcing this week’s latest updates for the new series Ultraman Arc, which will be aired on TV Tokyo Network and broadcasted and/or streamed worldwide at 9:00 a.m. JST on July 6, 2024 (Sat).

This week’s update is about Shu Ishido, the buddy of Yuma Hize.


Shu Ishido (Age 25)



He is a special investigator assigned by the Space Science Division of the Global Defense Force (GDF) joining Yuma at SKIP (Scientific Kaiju Investigation and Prevention center). He tackles kaiju disasters as one of Yuma’s fellows.

Although he specializes in research and investigation of aliens and space kaiju, as a GDF member, he is the only one permitted to use the Elemagun, an anti-kaiju gun. Though he is generally a calm and logical elite who is always in a formal suit, whenever he has trouble obtaining a certain beverage, he gets flustered and becomes an entirely different person. After his encounter with Yuma, who has a pure personality and abundant imagination, he gradually develops sympathy for Yuma as they begin to understand each other.


Cast: Sho Kaneta



Shu will be played by young actor Sho Kaneta.

Born on January 9, 2000 (age 24) in Hokkaido. Affiliated with Shochiku Entertainment.



He made his debut after being selected as a finalist in the 32nd Junon Superboy Contest in 2019. He is an emerging chameleon actor, who initially gives off a cool and humble impression, but overturns that by fascinating the audience with his passionate acting.

Fully utilizing his acting experiences in TV dramas and movies, he portrays Shu, an elite investigator almost like a role tailor-made for him, in a refreshing style.


<Comment from Sho Kaneta>

Nice to meet everyone. I am Sho Kaneta and I play the role of Shu Ishido.

For a project as monumental as Ultraman, I was mixed with various emotions of not only joy but also worry and nervousness. However, we’ve been crafting this piece together with everyone pitching in and working together. Just as Shu Ishido develops as a person through overcoming various challenges, I hope you’ll also witness my own personal growth along the journey.

To believe.

In today’s world, where we often become worried or afraid from not knowing what to believe in, I hope you’ll find inspiration in the courage and strength of belief portrayed in Ultraman Arc!


Series Outline

Broadcast starting date: July 6, 2024 (Sat) JST

Broadcast time: Every Saturday at 9:00~9:30 a.m. JST

Broadcasting channels in Japan: TV Tokyo Network and others

Broadcasting channels and websites overseas: <Mainland China> Tencent Video, Youku, iQIYI, Bilibili / <Hong Kong> ViuTV / <Taiwan> MOMO TV / <Thailand> Channel7 / <Indonesia> RTV / <Vietnam> FPT Play

Production: Tsuburaya Productions, TV Tokyo, Dentsu

Official website:

Official Ultraman website:

Official Global X (Twitter):

Cast: Yuki Totsuka, Sho Kaneta and others / Voice Cast: Yuya Hirose

Lead Director: Takanori Tsujimoto / Series Composer and Head Writer: Jun Tsugita



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