This Thursday, the streaming platform presented its new initiatives in Asia, including five new anime productions between series and movies.
Building on the success achieved by Castlevania and joining its projects announced back in July during the Expo Anime in Los Angeles, Netflix continues to bet on anime with five new projects unveiled this Thursday.
The announcement was made during its presentation in Asia called See What’s Next: Asia, in which the platform unveiled its original projects for the region.
The list includes an anime movie for Altered Carbon, which will be set in the same universe as the schi-fi series (whose second season is now in production by Skydance Television) and explores new elements from the story’s mythology.
Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) and Tsukasa Kond are the screenwriters and the series will be developed by animation studios, Anima.
Netflix is also producing an anime series based on Pacific Rim, which will expand the story of the movies of the same name. It will be produced by Legendary Entertainment.
The rest of the original anime series announced this Thursday were Mushikago no Cagaster and Yasuke from Japan, and Trese from the Philippines.
In addition, the platform announced two original series from Thailand (The Stranded and Shimmers) and its first original series in Chinese (Triad Princess), produced in Taiwan.
The event was also the venue to present the trailer and official poster for Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (to premiere on December 7) by Andy Serkis.
And a new Narcos: Mexico clip (premiere on November 16).
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