Netflix Unveils Five Original Anime Shows

Pacific Rim

Netflix Announces Pacific Rim, Altered Carbon, 3 More Anime Originals

With the additional 17 new titles announced this will take the total amount of Asian Originals both new and returning to over 100.

Check out the details from Netflix's press release below, and bask in the glow of all of that talent!

Content, content, content is what Netflix is all about, and the streaming behemoth is planning to offer a ton of original Asian shows and films.

Leading the anime slate is an adaptation of "Pacific Rim", being produced for the streamer by Legendary Entertainment ("Kong: Skull Island", "Pokemon: Detective Pikachu"). The brother is described as an idealistic teenager while his younger sister is the more naive of the two. I'm just crossing my fingers that Guillermo del Toro (and especially Charlie Day and Burn Gorman) are involved somehow. It's only fitting, then, that the kaiju saga is set to continue in animated form with an original Netflix anime series. The anime film has Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop) and Tsukasa Kondo attached as writers. Production of the anime will be dealt with by animation studio: Anima.

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That leaves three other series: Cagaster of an Insect Sage, Yasuke, and Trese. We can expect a beautifully made anime as animation studio: Gonzo is the studio that will develop the series. His was the co-director for the outstanding animated comedy series The Boondocks.

In addition to the Pacific Rim and Altered Carbon projects, Netflix also announced a slew of other titles. Fans of the American tv show Atlanta will recognize the voice of Lakeith Stanfield who will be voicing protagonist Yasuke. It is based on an historical samurai of African origin who fought with Oda Nobunaga Grammy nominee. Animation Studio: MAPPA (Yuri On Ice, Kakegurui).

It's not the first time Netflix has delved into anime - the service is behind Devilman Crybaby, Sanrio series Aggretsuko, and the anime-inspired Castlevania and Neo Yokio. This anime series is based on the Philippine graphic novel by the same name, created by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldissimo.

"Trese" is set in a Manila where the mythical creatures of Philippine folklore live in hiding amongst humans. Production will be undertaken by Shanty Harmayn and Tanya Yuson at BASE Entertainment.

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