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Netflix Tease Anime Slate at Anime Japan

 Netflix have firmly established themselves as a major player in anime. Whether it's anime they have funded or co-funded or series or films they have acquired, the streamer boasts a large library. Recently they were at the Anime Japan event in Tokyo previewing their upcoming slate.

The titles included both newly announced and previously revealed titles across a wide range of genres including sci-fi, fantasy, action and more. They include  Ōoku: The Inner Chambers, based on the manga by Fumi YoshinagaYakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune adapted from a novel by Carlos Zen creator of The Saga of Tanya the Evil. and the eagerly anticipated adaptation of Pluto based on the acclaimed manga by Naoki Urasawa.

Also on the way this year are feature-length spin-offs of Black Clover and Seven Deadly Sins, plus a second season of Bastard!! Heavy Metal Dark Fantasy and Kengan Ashura.

"Over the years, we’ve learned that fans love the breadth of our lineup. From titles like PLUTO and Ooku: The Inner Chambers by top storytellers, to buzzy fan favourites like Onmyoji, Yakitori and so much more in store — this year, there’s a show for every anime fan. We’re humbled the global interest in anime has been strong and growing, with over 100M members watching anime every year," says Netflix Content Director Yuji Yamano.


Coming in 2023

Fumi Yoshinaga’s manga masterpiece Ōoku: The Inner Chambers
will be adapted into an anime for the first time. Inspired by the Ōoku,
the historic women’s quarters of the Edo Castle, this tale unravels the
history of the inner chambers, where gender roles have been
reversed. When a mysterious plague causes a rapid decline in the
male population, the nation’s women are forced to take up the central
roles of authority in Edo society. Curious as to why women take the
names of men when succeeding the family line, Yoshimune, the
eighth shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, consults an archive of
the Ōoku, which goes back to the age of the third Tokugawa shogun,
Iemitsu. As she reads through it, Yoshimune begins to unravel the
history of the inner chambers.

Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune

Coming in May 2023

This upcoming animated series is adapted from a brand-new military
science fiction novel from Carlo Zen, who made his refreshing debut
with The Saga of Tanya the Evil. Akira Ihotsu is a young man who
spends his days rebelling against an oppressive society on a future
Earth, which is ruled and controlled by Shoren, the Pan-Star System
Trade Federation. One day, he is scouted by Pupkin, a “cook” for
Shoren, and volunteers to join the planetary orbital infantry force
“Yakitori” — a brutal unit whose missions average a shocking death
rate of 70%. Along with misfits from several other nations, Akira
makes a stand against his pre-determined fate.


Coming in 2023

In 1986, novelist Baku Yumemakura captured the imaginations of
many with his story Onmyoji about the ancient yin-yang diviner Abe
Seimei. The supernatural mysteries focusing on this historical figure
in the subsequent series have been told across many forms of media,
including manga, live-action and theater performances, but this
Netflix Series is the first time they will receive an anime adaptation.
Based on the original work’s setting and with additional original
episodes, this series brings forth yet-untold stories of the great
onmyoji Abe Seimei and his partner Minamoto Hiromasa as they
untangle strange cases surrounding humans and demons.


Coming in 2023

Praised by many as a masterpiece, the manga PLUTO is based on
Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy ‘The Greatest Robot on Earth’ arc from 1964
and created by Naoki Urasawa (20th Century Boys, Yawara!, Master
Keaton) and his long-time co creator Takashi Nagasaki. The suspense
drama takes place in a neo-futuristic world where humans and
high-functioning robots live in complete harmony. The globally
acclaimed manga has won numerous awards, including the Tezuka
Osamu Cultural Prize. The 2015 stage adaptation of PLUTO returned in
2018 by popular demand and toured Japan and Europe.


May 11

Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King
June 16

The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburg Part 2
Coming in August 2023

Kengan Ashura Season 2
Coming in September 2023

BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy-: Season 2
Coming in 2023

GAMERA -Rebirth-
Coming in 2023

My Happy Marriage
Coming in 2023

Akuma Kun
Coming in 2023