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+Ultra Announces 2019-20 Lineup

by tsubasalover
Mar 14, 5:58 AM | 20 Comments
Fuji Television's late-night anime programming block +Ultra revealed its series lineup for years 2019-2020.



Carole & Tuesday (Spring 2019)
For the first series on +Ultra lineup, the anime adds more supporting cast members to the list. The series is slated to premiere on April 11 and will be exclusively distributed via Netflix.

Cast
Dahlia: Kenyu Horiuchi (Black Clover)
Valerie: Tomoko Miyadera (Gakuen Babysitters)
Spencer: Takahiro Sakurai (Osomatsu-san series)


Beastars (Fall 2019)
Fuji TV's +Ultra programming block announced that part of its lineup would be the previously announced TV anime adaptation of Paru Itagaki's Beastars manga. The series is slated to air this fall with an exclusive streaming distribution via Netflix.

PV 2



Kuutei Dragons (Drifting Dragons) (Winter 2020)
The TV anime adaptation of Taku Kuwabara's Kuutei Dragons (Drifting Dragons) manga was announced as part of the +Ultra lineup. Its official website opened today announcing the main staff members. The series will also be exclusively distributed by Netflix.

Synopsis:
Dragons, the rulers of the sky. To many people on the surface, they are a dire threat, but at the same time, a valuable source of medicine, oil, and food. There are those who hunt the dragons. They travel the skies in dragon-hunting airships. This is the story of one of those ships, the “Quin Zaza,” and its crew. (Source: Official site)

Staff
Director: Tadahiro Yoshihira (Godzilla 1-3 movies)
Series Composition, Screenplay: Makoto Uezu (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu)
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works)
Studio: Polygon Pictures

Teaser PV


Kodansha's good! Afternoon monthly magazine is serializing the fantasy manga since June 7, 2016. Five compiled manga volumes were released with the sixth set to ship on May 7. Kodansha Comics USA is releasing the series in English as a simulpub and per volume digitally. The simulpub chapters are also distributed through Crunchyroll. It was recently announced that the publisher will release the series physically later this year.

Official site: https://drifting-dragons.jp/

Anime movies Birthday Wonderland, Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara, and Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Movie: Fine are also included in the Fuji TV +Ultra/noitaminA movie lineup.

Source: Comic Natalie 1, 2, 3

20 Comments Recent Comments

Kinda read the first volume of Beastars and boy was it awesome. Although, I didn't have the best first impression when it was shown to me by someone I follow on Twitter.

After seeing snip of other scenes I kinda feel confident that Orange studio could make me bare to watch a CGI anime.

Mar 16, 9:47 PM by mar1217

I'm looking forward to Carole & Tuesday and Beastars.

Mar 15, 10:12 AM by xchyssa

Not that i have any interest in it since it's quite clear from the premise it's not something i'd like, but i feel bad for the fans of the manga, ya know?

And while the humans look ok, the dragon's certainly look mechanical and not at all organic, like they are machines, unless it was like that in the manga as well, this is a big fail, shame for Kuutei Dragons, at least Beastars seems to have better CGI.

Also getting two fully CGI anime soo soon, makes me fear more and more adaptations will follow this trend and i certainly don't want the anime medium to become full CGI like Western animation did! :(

Mar 14, 7:47 PM by Dauphine

VyseLegendaire said:
DatRandomDude said:
Which anime you're talking about ?


Kuutei Dragons of course

Oh, alright. Fair enough then !

Mar 14, 7:29 PM by DatRandomDude

DatRandomDude said:
VyseLegendaire said:
13 fps janky CG show rivaling Berserk. Can't wait for more epic sauce to become poisoned with CGMonella.
Which anime you're talking about ?


Kuutei Dragons of course

Mar 14, 7:17 PM by VyseLegendaire

VyseLegendaire said:
13 fps janky CG show rivaling Berserk. Can't wait for more epic sauce to become poisoned with CGMonella.
Which anime you're talking about ?

Mar 14, 7:00 PM by DatRandomDude

13 fps janky CG show rivaling Berserk. Can't wait for more epic sauce to become poisoned with CGMonella.

Mar 14, 6:21 PM by VyseLegendaire

Rather this line better than noitaminA lineup.

Skimmed the first chapter of beaster and surprisingly its actually good as other says. But I have a feeling that will be seriously underwatched..

Really unsure about Carole & Tuesday but I liked the director brings up the script writer who have done TV shows so my curious is there.

Kuutei Dragons' coming in winter 2020 and is really far away.

Mar 14, 6:03 PM by SkyDrop

I guess I'm the only one who is excited for Carole and Tuesday.

Mar 14, 2:14 PM by GoddessofMayhem

I'm only checking out the watanabe one.

Polygon needs to surpass Houseki if they want my attention again

Mar 14, 1:37 PM by soreru

What are you doing Polygon Pictures? Where's my Sidonia 3!? Oh well...Drifting Dragons looks good too. Might be a better version of Between the Sea and Sky...

Gonna watch all three of these. Beastars looks to be the most different from the bunch, so I'll give it a shot.

Mar 14, 11:19 AM by Tarotist

TheGeniusBaka said:
tragedydesu said:
Beastars looks good
but after I knew that
i will not touch it
Dude,The manga does not focuses on it too long.So you should give it a shot.

Sorry but it's not something i can swallow

Mar 14, 9:24 AM by tragedydesu

Really underwhelming line-up like noitamina.

Mar 14, 8:05 AM by YorukaWaifu

TheGeniusBaka said:
tragedydesu said:
Beastars looks good
but after I knew that
i will not touch it
Dude,The manga does not focuses on it too long.So you should give it a shot.
saying that they're not focusing on it too much isnt gonna change his mind. even if that fact would be for only 1 second in the anime it would be too much for him. hes already a lost cause here.

Mar 14, 8:03 AM by DatRandomDude

Damn, all these look glorious!

Especially looking forward to Carole & Tuesday and Beasters but the others look really good too! I hope Carole & Tuesday will be of two cours but I’m fine with a split-cour too and certainly Beasters to be >1 cour. Drifting Dragons seems like a cool show too, will keep an eye on it for now.

Highly looking forward to Kimi to Nami ni Noretara and Saenai Heroine: Fine Movie among the Movies! No announcement for Saenai Heroine: Fine on the finalised date yet so I’m assuming it’ll be in Fall, also since CloverWorks has got the Seishun Buta Yarou later this Summer.

Mar 14, 7:57 AM by _MushiRock11_

With nothing announced for Summer, does that mean that Carole & Tuesday will be 2-cours straight? It was already announced for two-cour, but I was assuming that it'll be a split cour. Well, this is definitely good news.

Super hyped for Beastars, as it's one of the best ongoing manga right now. Orange is a great CG studio to, so I'm not worried about the visuals. Netflix exclusivity does make me worry for its popularity. Also, it's pretty much confirmed to be one-cour, which is a shame because some of it's best moments could've been covered had it been two-cour. Fingers crossed for a second season announcement.

Mar 14, 7:47 AM by GoldenDevilGamer

tragedydesu said:
Beastars looks good
but after I knew that
i will not touch it
Dude,The manga does not focuses on it too long.So you should give it a shot.

Mar 14, 7:39 AM by TheGeniusBaka

After reading the manga for Beastars im really hype for it, but i hope the combo Netflix + CGI doesnt ruin its chance of success in the West.

Anyway, +Ultra's line-up for the upcoming year looks way better than last year.

Mar 14, 6:22 AM by DatRandomDude

Beastars looks good
but after I knew that
i will not touch it

Mar 14, 6:13 AM by tragedydesu

I remember Kuutei Dragons having a hint early this week that some sort of announcement would come. Glad it's an anime. This reminds me to pick up the manga again.

Mar 14, 6:07 AM by Stark700