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Netflix has 13 new anime movies and series on the way

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After a couple of years, I’m back into anime baby! After all, now is a great time to awaken a love of Japanese animation that was ignited by late nights on the sci-fi channel and a VHS copy of Ghost In The Shell that was passed around high school. Anime isn’t a niche genre reserved for a small fanbase these days, but rather a gigantic form of entertainment that has managed to grow its audience over the years.

Clearly seeing the potential in it, Netflix is expanding its operations to gather as much original programming as possible with a new focus on Japanese series and movies. According to io9, the streaming giant revealed its plans to expand with 13 new series and films that will roll out over the next few years. Here’s the full list of what’s on the way, in addition to the announcement of a new Saint Seiya series:

Cannon Busters – An expensive social robot called S.A.M teams up with a criminal and a cheap maintenance droid to find his companion. Who just so happens to be the princess of a kingdom under attack.

Devilman: Crybaby – A remake of the cult classic Go Nagai manga series, focusing on Akira Fudo’s early days as the demonic protector of mankind.

B: The Beginning – AKA Perfect Bones, a future police force hunts down a deadly serial killer who has managed to remain at large so far.

Sword Gai: The Animation – Adapting the manga of the same name, Sword Gai follows the titular swordsman whose right arm holds a demonic blade that can fuse with its wielder.

A.I.C.O. Incarnation – A young girl looks for answers after a cataclysmic event known as “The Burst” kills her parents.

Lost Song – Two women learn that they can cast magic through their songs and embark on a quest to save their kingdom.

Rilakkuma – A stop-motion series featuring the iconic Japanese mascot interacting in an office environment.

Knights of the Zodiac: SAINT SEIYA – The Galaxy Wars and Silver Saint arcs get a remake as the new incarnation of the Goddess Athena summons her protectors to save the world again.

Baki – Another remake, starring the juvenile Baki as he seeks to surpass his father and become the greatest martial artist to ever live.

Kakegurui – Gambling with the highest of stakes, set in a Japanese academy where betting is the primary curriculum.

Fate/Apocrypha – A new entry in the Fate/Stay series, spinning off of the Fate/Apocrypha novels.

Children of the Whales – Island natives with the power to cast magic find themselves interacting with the outside world for the first time ever.

Godzilla: Monster Planet – The Big G returns, this time to a world where humanity has been absent for 20 000 years and Kaiju’s now roam the land. Only this time, humanity is returning to reclaim their homeworld.

That’s a hell of a line-up right there! 2018 should be a treat for anime fans.


Last Updated: August 3, 2017


  1. Kervyn Cloete

    August 3, 2017 at 19:43

    Some awesome stuff in there.


  2. Kromas Ryder

    August 4, 2017 at 06:41

    Canon Busters feels very “Trigun” like. I liked Trigun so it should be a blast. As for the rest they all look okay. Lost interest in the Fate series a long time ago and remakes and prequels annoy me so most of the others are out. AICO does look interesting but a 5 minute teaser that explains very little and is confusing as hell is not exactly the way to go.

    Then again 2018 will be Full Metal Panic time again so none of these shows will compare for me (hopefully).


    • Kervyn Cloete

      August 4, 2017 at 07:04

      Canon Busters looks like Trigun mixed with Samurai Champloo. I am totally ok with that


  3. konfab

    August 4, 2017 at 08:47

    These damn Chinese cartoons…


    • WatchtoonzRex

      December 5, 2017 at 17:02

      LOL..Its Japanese..I seen Chinese cartoons before..Its terrible,,


  4. EyeGodZA

    August 4, 2017 at 11:25

    So, my bro and I were watching the CASTLEVANIA series the other day. We loved it. It really reminded us of Diablo, so we were like how about a DIABLO Netflix series by the same team!? And then, somehow we leaped to the OMFG THIS TEAM HAS TO DO A BLOODBORNE SERIES! Imagine a prequel that doesn’t span the story and time of the actual game, but the time before, kinda like a prequel. DEEP.


    • Original Heretic

      August 4, 2017 at 12:34

      That would be bloody marvellous!


      • EyeGodZA

        August 4, 2017 at 13:20

        I know, right? Sort of like a narrative that collates all the lore into an epic miniseries. The story of the Old Hunters… Damn!


        • Original Heretic

          August 4, 2017 at 13:23

          A Dark Souls prequel animation would also be amazing. From Software is always so vague with their in-game stories, having something like an anime series would just make the games all the more accessible. Especially those gits who always complain they’re too confused to play them, they want more story and blah blah blah.


  5. Yondaime

    August 4, 2017 at 12:15

    Am i allowed to salivate?…..fcuk it I’m salivating right now!


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