A couple of decades have passed since Ultraman last was seen in Tokyo, and his kaiju nemeses seem to have gone back into outer space. Former Ultraman Shin Hayata has forgotten that he ever wore the metal suit, though as Minister of Defense he still takes a keen interest in protecting Japan. His young son Shinjiro knows that his dad once worked with the SSSP (Science Special Search Party), but not that that explains how he came to have amazing strength and other seemingly supernatural abilities; as a moody teen he just thinks they make him weird. But then one day a dangerous alien comes back to Earth, and everything starts to become clear. Will Shinjiro don the suit and become the new Ultraman?