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Netflix has revealed five new projects in its upcoming anime lineup

By Tim Augustin - on 27 Oct 2020, 4:29pm

Netflix has revealed five new projects in its upcoming anime lineup

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That’s a lot of anime!

During Netflix Anime Festival 2020, Netflix announced a lineup of 16 anime projects coming to the streaming service. Of those 16, five were wholly new projects announced during the event. Additional information was also given on the other 11 titles coming to Netflix in 2021.

Below are the five new projects announced:

  • Rilakkuma’s Theme Park Adventure (TBA): This creative little series has been produced using stop-motion animation, following Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, Kiiroitori and Kaoru as they play in an amusement park that’s about to close. 

  • Thermae Romae Novae (TBA): This comedy series follows a bath designer in the Roman Empire, who accidentally time travels to present day Japan and learns about Japanese bath culture. The manga it's based on has been adapted into a live-action movie before, but here’s your chance to see it in anime form. 

  • High-rise Invasion (2021): This survival-thriller is set in high-rise buildings, “that don’t reach the ground.” Protagonist Yuri decides to destroy this illogical world and kill an enemy wearing, “the mask,” but how will she go about doing that? Watch the anime to find out. 

  • Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan (2021): Kishibe Rohan, the manga artist from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable runs through his real-life adventures in different destinations in this four-episode series. 

  • The Way of the Househusband (2021): Get this: the most evil yakuza, Tatsu, is a legend in the criminal underworld. Eventually however, he chooses to walk away from the yakuza completely to become a full-time househusband. This is the closest we’re going to get to a John Wick anime.

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The company also provided updates on the rest of its previously-announced 11 anime projects in the works:

  • Eden (May 2021): This sci-fi fantasy follows Sarah, a girl raised by two robots as she confronts the world. 

  • Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness (2021): One of two Resident Evil projects in the works at Netflix, this series boasts some really impressive 3DCG animation. Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield from Capcom’s game franchise will star. 

  • Vampire in the Garden (2021): Far in the past of this strange world, humans and vampires lived together in a place called Paradise. A young girl, Momo, and the vampire queen, Fine, both travel in search of Paradise, and this is their story. 

  • Yasuke (2021): Feudal Japan has been torn apart by a war fought with mechs and magic. The series follows Yasuke, the first African samurai who served the legendary Oda Nobunaga. The greatest ronin never known now struggles to live a peaceful life after seeing so much violence. However, when a local village becomes the center of social upheaval between warring daimyo, Yasuke has to take up his sword and transport a mysterious child targeted by dark forces and evil warlords. 

  • Godzilla Singular Point (2021): This series has Godzilla return to Netflix after a couple of successful movie outings. The series features an original story and a brand new staff, following young geniuses Mei Kamino, a female researcher, and Yun Arikawa, a male engineer, as they face off with an unprecedented threat. 

  • Pacific Rim: The Black (2021): You read that right, Pacific Rim is getting an anime series. Australia has been overrun by giant Kaijus, forcing the entire continent to be evacuated. Teenage siblings Taylor and Hayley were left behind, and they now desperately search for their missing parents while learning to pilot an old beaten-up Jaeger. 

  • Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy (TBA): The War for Cybertron Trilogy continues with its second chapter, titled Earthrise. The Decepticons are trapped on their dying home planet, in the midst of an ongoing war with Elita-1 and her Autobots. Meanwhile, Optimus Prime and his team embark on a desperate mission that brings them to new worlds and factions. 

  • Trese (2021): Trese is set in Manila, where mythical creatures of Philippine folklore live in hiding amongst humans. Alexandra Trese finds herself going head to head with a criminal underworld composed of supernatural beings in this series. 

  • B: The Beginning Succession (2021): This is season 2 of Netflix’s B: The Beginning. Months after the Season 1 finale, Keith returns to the RIS to conduct his own investigations and Koku is living a peaceful life with Yuna. They are visited by Kirisame, who was meant to break up with Kurou in death at the Faura Blanca Institute. 

  • Baki Hanma (2021): Baki Hanma clashes with his father, Yujiro Hanma - otherwise known as, “the strongest creature on earth.” The climax of the Baki universe in the original manga is finally being adapted in this anime!

  • Spriggan (2021): The manga that gained popularity in the 1990s has been adapted in this animated series using 2D and 3DCG animation. “An outstanding civilisation,” that once occupied this planet is rumoured to still be hidden all over the globe, and the military are attempting to excavate and research their powerful heritage. Military powers begin to fight over said excavations, while an organisation named Spriggan tries to seal up the ancient civilisation.