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Netflix Commissions Original Anime Series 'Eden' for 2020 Debut

by Vindstot
Apr 16, 7:39 PM | 27 Comments
Global streaming content platform Netflix has announced an original sci-fi fantasy anime titled Eden. The announcement was made on Monday at the Work in Progress session of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France. Eden will premiere exclusively on Netflix in 2020.

According to producer Justin Leach (Kick-Heart), Eden is the first anime title commissioned by Netflix without the involvement of a production committee. The four-episode series will be produced by Qubic Pictures—a new production company incorporated in Tokyo last September and helmed by Leach as CEO—and Taiwan-based animation studio CGCG. Beijing-based Nice Boat Animation and Shanghai-based Wolf Smoke Studio are also credited in the production.

Synopsis
Thousands of years in the future, the world is inhabited solely by artificially intelligent robots whose former masters vanished long ago. These mechanical caretakers have created the perfect utopian society free of crime, violence, and poverty. On a routine assignment, two robots accidentally awaken a human baby from stasis, bringing into question all they were taught to believe. (Source: Annecy Festival)

Staff
Director: Yasuhiro Irie (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Script: Kimiko Ueno (Oushitsu Kyoushi Heine)
Character Design: Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop)
Concept Design: Christophe Ferreira (Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari)
Art Director: Clover Xie
Music: Kevin Penkin (Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari)
Producer: Taiki Sakurai (Netflix), Justin Leach (Qubic Pictures), Andy Tsao (CGCG), You Shang (Nice Boat Animation)

Source: Comic Natalie

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*squints at anime synopsis*

Hmmm. What is it with Netflix getting into the anime business?

I know they aren't making the anime they are just distributing it but still.
Anyways back on topic, I might watch it since it's mecha.

Apr 21, 6:21 PM by Arillion

Here we go, another Netflix.

Apr 19, 10:56 PM by Detective1412

Skittles said:
Netflix makes me doubt, but they're having the director of Fullmetal: Alchrmist: Brotherhood and character designer of Cowboy Bebop on board so I'm kinda hyped.


and Music by the composer of the Made in Abyss OST

Apr 18, 8:23 AM by DenkiDestroy99X

I like the sound of the plot and cast sounds nice but it looks like it's going to have a lot of CG...

Red_Tuesday said:
LGBT, (Star Trek Discovery)

That's not even a Netflix show it only is distributed through Netflix outside the US where it's produced. It's a CBS show made for their own streaming platform.

Apr 18, 7:28 AM by traed

This sounds so watchable and good! Look at that staff!

Apr 18, 1:39 AM by xchyssa

Huh, that is one hell of a team they've got there. Nice.

Apr 17, 9:16 PM by ThatRazorGuy

Netflix makes me doubt, but they're having the director of Fullmetal: Alchrmist: Brotherhood and character designer of Cowboy Bebop on board so I'm kinda hyped.

Apr 17, 8:44 PM by Skittles

Red_Tuesday said:
starlessn1ght said:


https://thewitcher.tv/images/cast-images/003-freya-allan.jpg

Yeah, man, this girl totally looks black.


They still tried to cast her as a BAME https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/a865896/witcher-netflix-showrunner-quits-twitter-backlash-ciri-bame-casting/

I guess the internet is still good for something if they backpedalled already.


First of all, she didn't quit Twitter because of 'backlash'. Later she explained why she took a break, but she never mentioned anything about 'backlash' as a reason for doing that.

Second, there is no evidence any of that 'BAME casting' thing even happened at all. There's one picture that circulated on the Internet and the fact that you prefer to believe this whole bullshit of them wanting to cast her as BAME and later back-pedalling because of 'backlash' because of a single picture of doubtful veracity says much more about you than it says about them.

Third, BAME does not exclusively mean Black and Asian. It means "black, Asian and minority ethnic", aka other European ethnicities are also included. For instance, they could cast a Polish actress and she would still count as BAME. Would you have gotten triggered if that had happened as well?

Next time check your facts before making claims like that, just a tip.

Apr 17, 5:35 PM by starlessn1ght

Me, seeing the news: Heh. Meh.
Me, seing the staff: What the ffff- gotta check this

Apr 17, 4:41 PM by MaahHeim

Red_Tuesday said:
deg said:
Netflix is only 1 company so it will have significantly less politics than a production committee with a lot of companies compromising production decisions though


Netflix is literally the most politically soapboxing company across all mediums though and it's not even close. They're making Ciri black (or asian, whatever) in their "adaptation" (read: political misappropriation) of The Witcher and almost all of their shows have some sort of racial, (The Witcher) LGBT, (Star Trek Discovery) or gender (too many to point at just one example, but what about that cartoon from the Simpsons/ Futurama guy as one example) issues shoehorned into them.

So that is the most patently absurd expectation anyone could have.

That said, I'm looking forward to hearing about how they managed to make their anime robots into black lesbian trans people trapped in tin cans.


im talking about anime only here and so far Netflix license shows like Devilman Crybaby that have both violent and sexual content

EDIT:

and also im pointing out business management politics here and not real life politics regarding social issues

Apr 17, 4:19 PM by deg

starlessn1ght said:
Red_Tuesday said:

Netflix is literally the most politically soapboxing company across all mediums though and it's not even close. They're making Ciri black (or asian, whatever)


https://thewitcher.tv/images/cast-images/003-freya-allan.jpg

Yeah, man, this girl totally looks black.


They still tried to cast her as a BAME https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/a865896/witcher-netflix-showrunner-quits-twitter-backlash-ciri-bame-casting/

I guess the internet is still good for something if they backpedalled already.

Apr 17, 3:56 PM by Red_Tuesday

Red_Tuesday said:

Netflix is literally the most politically soapboxing company across all mediums though and it's not even close. They're making Ciri black (or asian, whatever)


https://thewitcher.tv/images/cast-images/003-freya-allan.jpg

Yeah, man, this girl totally looks black.

Apr 17, 1:48 PM by starlessn1ght

deg said:
Netflix is only 1 company so it will have significantly less politics than a production committee with a lot of companies compromising production decisions though


Netflix is literally the most politically soapboxing company across all mediums though and it's not even close. They're making Ciri black (or asian, whatever) in their "adaptation" (read: political misappropriation) of The Witcher and almost all of their shows have some sort of racial, (The Witcher) LGBT, (Star Trek Discovery) or gender (too many to point at just one example, but what about that cartoon from the Simpsons/ Futurama guy as one example) issues shoehorned into them.

So that is the most patently absurd expectation anyone could have.

That said, I'm looking forward to hearing about how they managed to make their anime robots into black lesbian trans people trapped in tin cans.

Apr 17, 11:22 AM by Red_Tuesday

Lets just hope that this will be a good one.

Apr 17, 11:14 AM by thevagus

changelog said:
Every Netflix anime has been horrible so far. When are they going to learn that their production process is horrible and their creative ideas do not conform with the general consensus/feeling of what people believe should be in an anime. Their ideas would work pretty well with dramas or live shows, but just not animated.

I liked Kakegurui, but generally - yup. You're right. Netflix is a cancer.

Apr 17, 10:53 AM by rsc-pl

changelog said:
Every Netflix anime has been horrible so far. When are they going to learn that their production process is horrible and their creative ideas do not conform with the general consensus/feeling of what people believe should be in an anime. Their ideas would work pretty well with dramas or live shows, but just not animated.


Disney+ might get into the anime market. I know they have close ties with Kodansha. Doubt we'll see the savage Liberio arc on a Disney channel (for graphic content) but maybe they'll start independently producing other Kodansha stuff.

Apr 17, 9:47 AM by SamHandwich

Sounds good, looking forward to it.

Apr 17, 8:27 AM by Slarkero

Every Netflix anime has been horrible so far. When are they going to learn that their production process is horrible and their creative ideas do not conform with the general consensus/feeling of what people believe should be in an anime. Their ideas would work pretty well with dramas or live shows, but just not animated.

Apr 17, 7:33 AM by changelog

caio_brb said:
deg said:


Netflix is only 1 company so it will have significantly less politics than a production committee with a lot of companies compromising production decisions though


Sure, that is a way but inherently, the difference isn't that much big between one or another, outside that in a committee you have companies from print (manga, LN, books), like Shueisha, music like Mages, streaming like crunchyroll, toys like Good Smile Company and others in them.

And in the end of the day, the situation vary from each project and company involved too. It's not different than production companies on movies like 20th Century Fox or publishers like Bandai Namco (which also is in many committee with their video game subsidiary lol or with Bandai Namco Arts) on games in the end, even more because those need to exist.


err those companies like the source material publishers, music company and toys company are usually part of the production committee too

still though this news basically is saying Netflix owns it like entirely so them and the anime studio they hired for this anime will be the only one brainstorming about production decisions

Apr 16, 9:25 PM by deg

I love robot characters, so I'm curious about this

Apr 16, 9:09 PM by Zaffie