At a showcase event in Singapore on Thursday, Netflix announced five new First anime series and films from Asia, including 2 revolving around Pacific Rim and Modified Carbon.
The former comes in the heads of Craig Kyle (Thor: Ragnarok) and Greg Johnson (X-Men: Evolution), who will serve as co-showrunners, although the latter is a spin-off feature from Cowboy Bebop writer Dai Sato and Tsukasa Kondo.
The Pacific Rim anime show by Netflix will”extend upon the story of the first two live action movies and follow two sisters — an idealistic teenaged boy and his naïve younger sister — that are made to pilot an abandoned Jaeger across a hostile landscape at a desperate effort to find their missing parents”. Legendary Entertainment, that is behind the Pacific Rim films, will create the series.
As for the Altered Carbon anime feature, it will be set in precisely the exact same world as the live-action show that debuted earlier this year and”will explore new elements of the story mythology”. Animation studio Anima will handle the project. Meanwhile, the Altered Carbon year 2 is currently in production with Anthony Mackie (Avengers: Infinity War) in the lead character.
That leaves three other string: Cagaster of an Insect Sage, Yasuke, and Trese. The first is set in post-apocalyptic Japan where a young couple is struggling to live in the world, the second is a first anime motivated by a samurai of African origin, together with Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Death Note) as one of those voice actors, while the third relies on a Philippine graphic novel with DC cartoon series veteran Jay Oliva as executive producer.
A still from Cagaster of an Insect Cage
Here are the additional details:
Cagaster of an Insect Cage. Place in a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious disorder”Cagaster” turns people into giant murderous bugs, this manga-based series follows the struggle of a young couple to remain alive. . Cartoon Studio: Gonzo (Hellsing, Afro Samurai).
At a war-torn feudal Japan of mechs and magical, a retired ronin must take up his sword when he’s charged with the task of hauling a mysterious kid that dark forces want to get rid of. Created & Directed by LeSean Thomas (The Boondocks, Cannon Busters), who’s also serving as executive producer. Grammy nominee Flying Lotus will write the songs and be an executive producer on the series. Lakeith Stanfield is going to be the voice of the protagonist”Yasuke” (based on the historical samurai of African origin who battled together with Oda Nobunaga). Animation Studio: MAPPA (Yuri On Ice, Kakegurui).
Trese. 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 constituted of malevolent supernatural beings. This anime series is loosely based on the Philippine graphic novel by the same title, made by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldissimo. Executive Producer: Jay Oliva (Wonder Woman, The Legend of Korra). Produced by: Shanty Harmayn and Tanya Yuson at BASE Entertainment, a studio located in Jakarta and Singapore.