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Netflix Slate 2017 Announces New Anime

by tsubasalover
Aug 2, 2017 5:22 AM | 83 Comments

Netflix Slate 2017, which was held at Tokyo International Forum on Wednesday, has announced several anime series to be streamed on Netflix during its conference.

Rilakkuma Series (Kari)

Rilakkuma Series (Kari) is a short ONA series to commemorate the franchise's 15th anniversary in 2018. It will have 10 episodes streamed via Netflix.

Lost Song
The previously announced anime (top-left visual) has revealed a special video and partial staff members on the event.

Staff
Original Work, Director, Script: Morita to Junpei (Occultic;Nine series composition and script)
Original Character Design: Tomonori Fukuda (Robotics;Notes)
Song Lyric: Aki Hata (Anne Happy♪ theme song lyric)
Music: Yuusuke Shirato (Centaur no Nayami ending theme song production)
Background Art: Deho Gallery
Studio: LIDENFILMS x Dwango

Special Video


Baki
Details regarding the previously announced anime adaptation of Baki (top-middle visual) have been announced. The anime will be having 26 episodes streamed on Netflix.

Devilman: Crybaby
The cast members for Devilman: Crybaby (top-right visual) have been announced. It will be streamed on Netflix for a total of 10 25-minute episodes.

Cast
Akira Fudou: Kouki Uchiyama (Sakurada Reset)
Ryou Asuka: Ayumu Murase (Shoukoku no Altair)

PV 2


Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya
It has been announced that a CG remake anime of Saint Saiya titled Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Saiya (bottom-left visual) will be streamed on Netflix. The series was only announced to have one cours for 12 episodes so far. It will animate from the Galaxian Wars arc to Silver Saint arc.

Staff
Director: Yoshiharu Ashino (D.Gray-man Hallow)
Story Editor & Head Writer: Eugene Son
Script: Benjamin Townsend, Shannon Eric Denton, Thomas F. Zahler, Joelle Sellner, Travis Donnelly, Thomas Pugsley, Saundra Hall, Shaene Siders, Patrick Rieger, and more
Character Design: Terumi Nishii (Mawaru Penguindrum)
Saint Costume Design: Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai mangaka)
Studio: Toei Animation

Sword Gai The Animation
It will be available on Netflix in Spring 2018. The mangaka Toshiki Inoue will join the anime staff as the one in-charge of the series composition and script.

A.I.C.O.: Incarnation
Bones has announced an original anime titled A.I.C.O.: Incarnation (bottom-middle visual), which is currently in production, to stream on Netflix in Spring 2018. Kazuya Murata (Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos) will be directing the series.

Synopsis
Set in the near future in Japan, year 2035. A major incident was known as "Burst" which was caused by researching artificial life. A certain AI called "Matter" has eroded the Kurobe Gorge. Entering the research city, which has been called as humanity's last hope, has been prohibited by the government. Two years later, Aiko Tachibana, a 15-year-old girl who lost her family from the incident, was told by a transfer student named Yuuya Kanzaki the truth that Aiko didn't know regarding a secret hidden within her body. The key to solve the mystery is said to be in the Primary Point, the center of Burst. When a boy and a girl, who bears the future of humanity, meet, what will be the new truth?

Special Video


B: The Beginning
Production I.G will animate and Kazuto Nakazawa (Utakata Hanabi) will co-direct the original suspense anime (bottom-right visual) with Yoshiki Yamakawa (Hatsukoi Limited.).

Staff
Director, Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Kazuto Nakazawa
Director: Yoshiki Yamakawa
Script: Katsuya Ishida (Hajime no Ippo: Rising)
Art Director: Takanori Tanaka (Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Everything Flows)
3DCG Director: Kenji Isobe (Kuroko no Basket: Last Game)

For the cast members, Main character Kurobane has been announced to be voiced by Yuki Kaji (Dive!!). There are also other cast members announced with no character names yet, including Hiroaki Hirota (Granblue Fantasy The Animation), Asami Seto (Selector Infected WIXOSS), Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Gamers!), Toshiyuki Morikawa (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children), Kaito Ishikawa (Boku no Hero Academia 2nd Season), and Ami Koshimizu (Konbini Kareshi).

Source: Phile Web

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Nov 26, 7:05 PM by tsubasalover

Kadmos said:
Here's an idea, Netflix: if you don't go with the uncut and weekly simulcast approach, how about waiting until a show is finished airing in Japan to license it?


If they do that, someone else will get the license. Licensing starts sometimes years or months before the season begins.


Kadmos said:
Alternatively, you help fund the show but a company like Funi is the actual distributor (home video and streaming).


That will be a bad business idea for them. You fund a show because you expect to get something, and for netflix, that's either 1) new subscribers or 2) content their current subscribers they want. They fund a show so they can put it on their platform.

Aug 9, 2017 6:34 PM by wonderwall

Devilman is must watch, the rest of the shows look like cheap generic garbage

Aug 9, 2017 12:53 PM by bahamutns

Kuma said:
bigivelfhq said:


Because Legend of the sanctuary.

Also Lost Canvas anime adaptations as nothing to do with the rest of the franchise.


aren't they flopping? that's what least thing i heard from it...


Nope, Saint Seiya franchise is pretty good. So good it will get this new remake and the Santia anime.

Aug 8, 2017 1:33 AM by bigivelfhq

Saint Seiya series - YES
CG - UGHHHH (metal armour effects still echoing in head)

Aug 7, 2017 5:34 AM by ani147

Aug 6, 2017 5:40 PM by wonderwall

bigivelfhq said:
silversaint said:
why did Saint Seiya had to be CG? whatever man

to think its been 6 years since Lost Canvas season 2 ended


Because Legend of the sanctuary.

Also Lost Canvas anime adaptations as nothing to do with the rest of the franchise.


aren't they flopping? that's what least thing i heard from it...

Aug 6, 2017 5:27 AM by Kuma

silversaint said:
why did Saint Seiya had to be CG? whatever man

to think its been 6 years since Lost Canvas season 2 ended


Because Legend of the sanctuary.

Also Lost Canvas anime adaptations as nothing to do with the rest of the franchise.

Aug 6, 2017 3:34 AM by bigivelfhq

The remake of Saint Seiya sounds interesting, i wonder how will it go with CG, I hope they keep their Godly soundtrack like the 80's series, please!

Aug 3, 2017 11:07 PM by josueuler

Why Rilakkuma of all things ???

Aug 3, 2017 8:40 PM by yeezuki

why did Saint Seiya had to be CG? whatever man

to think its been 6 years since Lost Canvas season 2 ended

Aug 3, 2017 8:33 AM by silversaint

Xenocrisi said:
I'm sorry if I told you you were wrong. In fact I Was going to edit it, oh well.

No hard feelings.

Aug 3, 2017 6:07 AM by TheServant

TheServant said:
Xenocrisi said:
Well you are wrong
I'm quite sure about it

Could you give me some proof? Maybe an article stating that those anime were made with Netflix as a producer?

I'm sorry if I told you you were wrong. In fact I Was going to edit it, oh well.

Oh well. The only proof I have is the "Netflix" writing when you look at the anime in the home. Often "netflix original" appears at the ending (or at the beginning) of the video

Aug 3, 2017 5:59 AM by Xenocrisi

Xenocrisi said:
Well you are wrong
I'm quite sure about it

Could you give me some proof? Maybe an article stating that those anime were made with Netflix as a producer?

Aug 3, 2017 5:51 AM by TheServant

TheServant said:
Xenocrisi said:
Nanatsu no Taizai, Little Witch Academia and Ajin

And no, I don't mean hits in Japan. When I say "hits" I mean "anime with positive feedback" here in MAL

I do not think any of those are produced by Netflix. They're simply being streamed by Netflix.

Well you are wrong
I'm quite sure about it

Aug 3, 2017 5:48 AM by Xenocrisi

Xenocrisi said:
Nanatsu no Taizai, Little Witch Academia and Ajin

And no, I don't mean hits in Japan. When I say "hits" I mean "anime with positive feedback" here in MAL

I do not think any of those are produced by Netflix. They're simply being streamed by Netflix.

Aug 3, 2017 5:47 AM by TheServant

TheServant said:
I am quite interested in AICO. From the PV, it's looking pretty good visually. I am not really sure about everything else though. I trust the director will deliver a good anime.


Xenocrisi said:
Netflix anime have always great quality production + hits

Really? Could you give some examples? I am pretty sure Netflix-produced anime so far haven't always been great and become greatest hits among anime fans.

Nanatsu no Taizai, Little Witch Academia and Ajin

And no, I don't mean hits in Japan. When I say "hits" I mean "anime with positive feedback" here in MAL

Aug 3, 2017 5:30 AM by Xenocrisi

I am quite interested in AICO. From the PV, it's looking pretty good visually. I am not really sure about everything else though. I trust the director will deliver a good anime.


Xenocrisi said:
Netflix anime have always great quality production + hits

Really? Could you give some examples? I am pretty sure Netflix-produced anime so far haven't always been great and become greatest hits among anime fans.

Aug 3, 2017 5:06 AM by TheServant

Looool
more binge watching and chilling

Aug 3, 2017 2:46 AM by KingWithoutCrown

Paulo27 said:
Disappointed Lost Song has no animation to show yet, LIDEN too...

A.I.C.O: Incarnation looks alrightish? Hope Kazuya Murata can make that work. Not as high quality as Gargantia on the looks but the style is similar and I dig that.
It does look more like Captain Earth-Bones than the Bones that has done recent stuff but I won't be totally pessimist about it.

It does look like Kazuto Nakazawa is making the designs for B: The Beginning along with directing so at least the character will look nice but I have no idea what he has to offer as a director.
his previous works as director didn't turn out so well, i wouldn't be so sure about it but I'm hopeful

Aug 3, 2017 2:21 AM by flame2frost