Netflix is Producing PACIFIC RIM and ALTERED CARBON Anime Series

Netflix continues to build their animation slate as they’ve announced five new anime titles that will produce. Two of those projects include anime series for Pacific Rim and Altered Carbon!

I love that Netflix is expanding on their animation projects. They’ve made some great animated films and series in the past and it’s exciting to see that we are going to get more of that. Alos, the projects that they are developing sound awesome!

Thanks to Deadline, we have details to share on all five the new anime projects:

Pacific Rim, “which expands the world of the two live-action movies of the same name, returns to the epic battle of Kaiju and Jaegers. The original anime series follows two siblings — an idealistic teenage boy and his naïve younger sister — who are forced to pilot an abandoned Jaeger across a hostile landscape in a desperate attempt to find their missing parents.”

The co-showrunners are Craig Kyle (Thor: Ragnarok) and Greg Johnson (X-Men: Evolution). The series comes from Legendary Entertainment (Kong: Skull Island; Pokemon: Detective Pikachu).

Altered Carbon is set in the same universe as the Netflix-live-action sci-fi series and “will explore new elements of the story mythology.”

The series comes from the animation studio, Anima and will be written by Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) and Tsukasa Kondo.

Cagaster of an Insect Cage is set in “a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious disease “Cagaster” turns people into giant murderous insects, this manga-based series follows the struggle of a young couple to stay alive.”

The project comes from the animation studio Gonzo (Hellsing, Afro Samurai), and Koichi Chigira (Last Exile, Full Metal Panic!) will direct.

Yasuke is set in a war-torn Japan of mechs and magic, and the story “follows a retired ronin who must take up his sword when he is charged with the task of transporting a mysterious child who dark forces want to eliminate.”

The series will be created by the animation studio MAPPA and will feature the voice of Sorry to Bother You star Lakeith Stanfield as protagonist, “which is based on the historical samurai of African origin who fought with Oda Nobunaga.”

LeSean Thomas (The Boondocks, Cannon Busters) is the creator, director, and executive producer.

Trese is set in “a Manila where the mythical creatures of Philippine folklore live in hiding amongst humans, Alexandra Trese finds herself going head to head with a criminal underworld comprised of malevolent supernatural beings.”

This anime series is based on the Philippine graphic novel by the same name, created by Budjette Tan and Kajo BaldissimoJay Oliva (Wonder Woman, The Legend of Korra) will serve as Executive Producer. 

What do you think about these anime series being produced? Do they sound like shows that you might enjoy?

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