Best upcoming anime shows on Netflix in 2019
It’s going to be a great year for the anime, but the series deluge can be overwhelming to get through. Here are the six to look for on Netflix!
Netflix has put together an impressive list of exciting animated TV series for 2019. The streaming giant has been busy reclaiming the streaming rights to various top hits from the past. In particular, Netflix outbid Funimation for broadcast rights Neon Genesis Evangelion. However, given its eagerness to build a library of original content, Netflix has lined up some brand new anime content as well.
2019 is the year of the great anime war between the streaming titans. With Amazon, Funimation, VRV, Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Netflix at war over some of the anime streaming market, we’ll have more big-budget anime adaptations of popular properties, as well as completely original animated series.
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All of the upcoming anime on the horizon can be a bit overwhelming, so we’ve rounded up some of the most interesting original series coming to Netflix that are worth your attention.
Powerhouse Animation Studios has been around since 2001 and has mostly made its bread and butter with short animation projects like cutscenes for Epic mickey and The banner saga as well as advertisements for Old Spice. They are a little better known more recently for having animated the famous Castlevania series on Netflix. Following their huge success with this project, Netflix gave them the green light for an entirely original series: Seis Manos.
Seis Manos tells the story of three orphans who became masters of martial arts in Mexico in the 1970s. The three team up with a DEA agent and a Mexican federal to use their fists to clean up the streets and avenge the death of their mentor in hands of the criminals who run their border town. Powerhouse CEO Brad Graeber co-created the series with Alvaro Rodriguez, known for his writing work Machete and From dusk to dawn: the series. Dan Dominguez, who previously wrote for Captain Slip and Sponge Bob SquarePants, will also write for the series. The leadership duties fall to Willis Bulliner, who handled the storyboards for success. Castlevania adaptation.
The project is carried out in collaboration with VIZ Media, the veteran anime and manga distributor in the United States. Seis Manos will mark the company’s first attempt to create its own original series. Apparently, the idea for this series has been around for some time with a handful of old assets of outdated posters and screenshots roaming the wilderness. The only updated image available at the moment is the show’s logo.
No firm exit date or window has been given for Seis Manos, but it’s slated to start streaming in 2019.
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An animated series about a woman confronting the seedy criminal underbelly of a bustling city definitely holds enormous storytelling potential. Tree delves into this sea of âânarrative possibilities, but with a twist: Society’s criminals are horrific creatures straight out of Filipino folklore. Living among the humans of Manila, they hide among the worst in society to quietly satisfy their various demonic hunger pangs; and Alexandra Trese begins a battle to the death with these creatures.
The series is based on a graphic novel, also called Tree, designed by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldissimo. BASE Entertainment product Tree; if this business doesn’t sound familiar to you, it shouldn’t be. BASE Entertainment operates out of Jakarta and Singapore and doesn’t have much history, having only recently been formed through a merger of Salto Films, Million Pictures and Kawi Content. Although this may leave some doubt as to how Tree could turn out, Jay Oliva, the storyboard artist on films like Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder woman as well as animated series The legend of Korra, was attached to supervise Tree as executive producer.
At the moment, it seems a little uncertain whether Trese will be released at the end of 2019 or 2020.
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A little history lesson: In the 1580s, a Jesuit missionary named Alessandro Balignano arrived in Japan to spread the Christian gospel. Among his group was a slave whose history is remembered as Yasuke. His arrival in Japan at this time caused a sensation. People traveled long distances to visit the mission and see the black-skinned man. Among those who traveled to see Yasuke was the legendary Daimyo, Lord Oda Nobunaga. Nobunaga took Yasuke into his service and eventually appointed him a samurai.
The upcoming animated series on Netflix takes the story of historic Yasuke and plunges her into a world of mechs and magic. In an alternate version of war-torn feudal Japan, a retired warrior is forced back into service to protect a strange child who appears to be the target of malicious forces.
Yasuke will be hosted by MAPPA, the studio behind the breathtaking visual Yuri on ice and two of the best anime of 2018: Zombie Land Saga and Banana fish. Lakeith Stanfield, star of Straight out of Compton and sorry to disturb you, was attached to the voice of the holder Yasuke. The Grammy-nominated rapper Flying Lotus will compose the music for the series and also serve as an executive producer. It was all brought together by LeSean Thomas, known for his work co-directing the first two seasons of The Boondocks and being so talented that he became the first American animator to be hired as a permanent staff member of an animation studio in South Korea following his contributions to The legend of Korra.
A little like Tree, Yasuke doesn’t have a set release date, which could mean it’s on track for a late 2019 or 2020 release.
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