Netflix Signs Massive Package of New Anime Titles

Netflix and Hulu seem to be locked into an animation war. Hulu signed a massive deal with 20th Century Fox last month that brought many award-winning animated adult sitcoms to Hulu, including Futurama which had just recently disappeared from Netflix’s library. Netflix has been adding a wide range of animated titles itself, from the long-awaited adaptation of Castlevania to a new series from The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening. Now, Netflix has taken its addition of animation titles one step further by singing nearly a dozen new anime titles that will be sure to draw in a new audience to the streaming giant.

Netflix issued a press release this week announcing the new titles. They include:

  • Cannon Busters, a mystery tale set in a world inhabited by robots
  • Devilman Crybaby, a supernatural demon-hunting saga
  • B: The Beginning, a cyberpunk detective thriller
  • Sword Gai: the Animation, an epic fantasy saga about powerful magic weapons and humankind’s struggle to control them
  • A.I.C.O. Incarnation, a tale about a government cover-up of a powerful artificial intelligence run amok
  • Lost Song, a fantasy series about two princesses drawn together by their common ability to wield powerful magic songs
  • a new Rilakkuma series about the popular merchandise character
  • Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya, a fantasy tale combining the Chinese zodiac with Greek mythology
  • Baki, an underground martial arts revenge story
  • Kakegurui, a dystopian tale about a world obsessed with gambling
  • Fate/Apocrypha, a fantasy series about a Holy War between spirits and magi
  • Children of the Whales, a post-apocalyptic series about the world’s remaining survivors who sail the seas of sand aboard a massive ship
  • A new Godzilla anime film set in a future Earth overrun by giant monsters

Netflix’s new anime offering begin rolling out later this year and releases will continue through Spring 2018.

Brett Tingley

Brett Tingley

Brett lives at the foot of the ancient Appalachian mountains in Asheville, North Carolina and writes about technology, science, and culture.
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