Netflix Plans 13 New Anime Releases
Streaming giant Netflix has found success appealing to comic book fans with its Marvel series. Now it’s moving into the anime world with the announcement that it will produce 13 new anime projects. At a press conference in Tokyo, the studio confirmed that it will release 12 new series and one movie.
This remake of Go Nagai’s series tells the origin story of how Akira Fudo becomes the Devilman, the demon hybrid protector of the world. Scheduled for spring 2018.
LeSean Thomas adapts his comic book with writers Natasha Allegri, Anne Toole and Nilash Magruder. “The anime will follow the journeys of a robot known as S.A.M. as it teams up with some vagabonds to locate a mission friend of his.”
The fantasy procedural features a royal police force chasing a serial killer.
Sword Gai: The Animation
“The anime will follow a young orphan named Gai whose right arm was replaced with a demonic sword. The boy uses the weapon to fight of plenty of supernatural enemies of his.” Scheduled for spring 2018.
A young girl searches a destroyed city for her parents following the disastrous Burst. From the studio that made My Hero Academia. Scheduled for spring 2018.
This lighter 12 part series is about two women who make magic through songs. They use their abilities to stop a war. Scheduled for 2018.
This stop-motion series features Rilakkuma as “a sentient stuffed bear who works in an office filled with overworked animals such as itself.”
Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya
Netflix and Toei Animation reboot Saint Seiya as a series based on the Galaxy War and Silver Saint stories. Scheduled for 2018.
The series is based on the manga Baki the Grappler, which follows a young man’s quest to become the world’s strongest fighter by competing against death row prisoners. Scheduled for 2018.
The story focuses on a school that teaches smart students how to game casinos.
The next entry in the Fate/Stay story will air the same time as in Japan so everyone will get it at once.
Children of the Whales
The popular manga gets an anime series that follows a magical traveling island that finally meets up with the outside world.
Godzilla: Monster Planet
The animated movie is set 20,000 years after the kaiju forced mankind to leave Earth, but humanity isn’t willing to give up the planet just yet. A select team of high-tech soldiers will be tasked to reclaim Earth from Godzilla, but the King of Monsters has had lots of time to grow since humanity last saw him. Scheduled for late 2017.
Which of Netflix’s anime projects are you most excited for?