During its Anime Lineup Presentation event at the Akiba Theater in Tokyo, Netflix presented its slate of Anime programming for…
During its Anime Lineup Presentation event at the Akiba Theater in Tokyo, Netflix presented its slate of Anime programming for 2019.
The new series is an expansion of their successful original Anime programming that includes Devilman Crybaby and B: beginning . Netflix announced that they would review some of the most beloved stories that many Anime fans already know and love, including Ultraman, Neon Genesis Evangelion and Saint Seiya: Zodiac’s Knight.
The news comes after Netflix made its first Asia showcase earlier this month where they announced the addition of Pacific Rim, Altered Carbon, Cagaster of a Insect Cage, Yasuke, and Trese to their anime slate. Slate continues Netflix’s global reach in terms of original content, telling stories from Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and South Korea.
Watch the trailers and read full details of what was featured during today’s Tokyo event.
Rilakkuma  and Kaoru
Debuts April 19, 2019
When a woman in the thirties begins to share her apartment with a soft toy bear who has decided to stay there, she finds that the secret of life is sometimes as simple as relaxing. One of the most popular characters in Japan comes to life in this animated series of stop movies.
Director: Masahito Kobayashi; Author: Naoko Ogigami; Creative Adviser: Aki Kondo; Production Rights: San-X; Production company: dwargstudior; Cast: Mikako Tabe
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Debuts Spring 2019
A.D. 2015. Tokyo 3 is under attack by powerful beings called the angels. The main character, Shinji Ikari, is elected to rule the Humanoid Decisive Weapon Evangelion – the only way for mankind to fight the angels. The battle of the fate of mankind begins now. What exactly are the angels? What fate do the young pilots and humanity await? In addition to Neon Genesis Evangelion, Evangelion: Death True and The end of the gospel will also be launched on Netflix.
Director: Hideaki Anno; Planning / Draft: Hideaki Anno; Character Design: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto; Mechanical Design: Ikuto Yamashita, Hideaki Anno; Production Company: Studio Khara; Cast: Megumi Ogata, Kotono Mitsuishi, Yuriko Yamaguchi, Megumi Hayashibara, Yuko Miyamura
] Debuts April 1, 2019
One year since several events in Ultraman, with the legendary “Giant of Light” (光 の 巨人 Hikari no Kyojin), it is a memory he thought he returned home after fighting for the many giant aliens who invaded the earth. Shin Hayi’s son Shinjiro seems to have a strange ability, and it’s this ability, along with his father’s revelation that he was Ultraman, leading Shinjiro to battle the new aliens invading Earth as the new Ultraman.
Director: Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki; Music: Nobuko Toda, Kazuma Jinnouchi; Production Company: Production I.G, SOLA DIGITAL ARTS; Cast: Ryohei Kimura, Takuya Eguchi, Megumi Han, Hideyuki Tanaka
Debuts April 2019
In the near future, a giant meteorite has collided with the earth. All living organisms, including humanity, have been wiped away from the planet. The government, which predicted this outcome, took steps to counteract the worst scenario called Project 7SEEDS, where five sets of seven young men and women were carefully selected and placed in teams. Each participant sought ways to survive on a desert island.
Director: Yukio Takahashi; Story Editor: Touko Machida; Character Design: Yoko Satoh; Production Company: GONZO; Cast: Nao Touyama, Jun Fukuyama, Katsuyuki Konishi, Yoko Soumi, Kana Asumi, Akira Ishida, Aoi Yuuki, Kazuhiko Inoue
Saint Seiya: Zodiac Knight
Debuts Summer 2019
Saint Seiya: Zodiac’s Knight follows today’s advent of young warriors called “Knights”, who are the sworn guardians of the reincarnated Greek goddess Athena. Each knight has a powerful armor based on its chosen star constellation, and is called a zodiac knight. They help Athena in his fight against mighty Olympic gods who are bent on destroying humanity. Director: Yoshiharu Ashino; Story Editor & Headwriter: Eugene Son; Character Design: Terumi Ishii; Saint Cloth design: Takashi Okazaki; Production Company: Toei Animation