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Netflix Announces Anime For Pacific Rim and Altered Carbon

Netflix Announces Anime For Pacific Rim and Altered Carbon

With the additional 17 new titles announced this will take the total amount of Asian Originals both new and returning to over 100. Within the 17 new Asian Originals announced, 5 of which are brand new anime titles.

As for Altered Carbon, production on season two is thought to be underway with estimations of a late 2019 release date. Still, as a fan of the Pacific Rim movies (even Uprising, despite the fact that there were no uprisings in that film), it's neat to see the universe continue. The film will explore new elements of the story mythology. The episodic series will follow "an idealistic teenage boy and his naïve younger sister" who are on the search for their missing parents, venturing out into the risky world in an abandoned Jaeger. The brother is described as an idealistic teenager while his younger sister is the more naive of the two.

Production is of the anime is being handled by Legendary Entertainment. As of now, it's unclear whether this anime is tied to that original planned series, or what del Toro's involvement will be on this project. Altered Carbon is now getting ready for its second season, and this anime will further expand the story's universe and its mythology. It will be written by Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) and Tsukasa Kondo. Anima is producing the animation.

InCagaster of an Insect Cage, a odd disease turns people in a post-apocalyptic world into giant, well, insects.

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Gonzo, the studio behind Hellsing and Afro Samurai, is developing a series called Cagaster, based on a post-apocalyptic manga where people turn into insects. The mysterious child is being hunted by dark forces that wish it dead, bringing his sword out of retirement the ronin has no choice but to fight once more. His was the co-director for the outstanding animated comedy series The Boondocks. But since he's also working with Netflix on his Pinocchio project, seems possible that he could get involved here too. Grammy nominee Flying Lotus will compose the music and be an executive producer on the show. Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Sorry to Bother You) is voicing Yasuke.

Lastly, animation studio MAPPA will be responsible for the animation.

It's not the first time Netflix has delved into anime - the service is behind Devilman Crybaby, Sanrio series Aggretsuko, and the anime-inspired Castlevania and Neo Yokio. The story is based upon Philippine folklore of mythical creatures that live in hiding amongst humans.

Rounding out the five is Trese, based on the graphic novel of the same name and focused on a woman who goes head to head with a criminal supernatural underworld, set in an alternate Manila. It is produced Shanty Harmayn and Tanya Yuson at BASE Entertainment, a studio based in Jakarta and Singapore.


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