It’s been a busy day for Netflix’s anime division. Not content material with releasing the first idea artwork of its upcoming live-action Cellular Swimsuit Gundam film, the streaming service has launched an virtually irritating quantity of stories about its upcoming anime initiatives, together with the premiere date for its live-action adaptation of Yoshihiro Togashi’s Yu Yu Hakusho.
In case you haven’t heard of Yu Yu Hakusho, right here’s why this can be a huge deal. Whereas the anime wasn’t launched in America till 2003, the place it was overshadowed by related sequence like Dragon Ball Z, it was enormous when it aired in Japan within the early ‘90s. It’s a few teenage delinquent named Yusuke who will get killed saving a toddler from getting run over by a automobile, however is resurrected to research supernatural exercise by the underworld, which invariably requires quite a lot of one-on-one fights.
Yu Yu Hakusho is without doubt one of the most important pillars of the shonen sequence—manga and anime focused to younger teen boys—of the weekly comics anthology Shonen Bounce alongside Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, One Piece, Bleach, and extra. Now, Netflix has already introduced a live-action One Piece adaptation, and has the rights to the Japanese live-action Bleach film made in 2018. The streaming service clearly has a strong relationship with Shonen Bounce’s writer Shueisha, which raises the query—may a live-action Naruto TV sequence be too far behind? Though to be honest, it’ll clearly be behind this new Yu Yu Hakusho sequence, which is at the moment scheduled for December of 2023.
Comparatively, the remainder of Netflix’s anime bulletins are quite minor, though many anime followers needs to be excited that the second season of the 2011 anime Tiger & Bunny is coming in April 2022 (together with the primary season). It’s about two superpowered companions in a pretend New York Metropolis the place companies sponsor heroes and put their feats on TV.
Then there’s two spin-offs of Detective Conan, the immensely popular series that focuses on a kid detective who solves crimes, many of them grisly murders. The first is Zero’s Tea Time, about another character named Rei Furuya, a police officer who also works as a private detective and undercover as a member of a crime syndicate. The second is The Culprit Hanagawa, a comedy based on the black silhouetted figure used in the main Detective Conan manga to portray unknown perpetrators. Here’s the joint trailer:
The medieval fantasy The Seven Deadly Sins is getting a new, two-part anime movie titled Grudge of Edinburgh, based on the hit anime already streaming on Netflix. But unlike the previous film, this one comes from the original manga author Nakaba Suzuki. Here’s the trailer.
Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler, the surprisingly lighthearted anime series about a high school where social status is determined by gambling, is getting a prequel TV show, due in August 2022.
Here’s a teaser for The Orbital Children by Mitsuo Iso, who returns to directing after 14 years. The six-part series, which premieres on Netflix on January 28, also has an utterly baffling official synopsis: “The story begins in the year 2045, when AI has advanced and anyone can travel into space. Children born on the moon and children from Earth who are on a trip to space meet at the Japanese-built space station, ‘Anshin.’ But their future is decided by the Seven Poem.”
And there’s finally a trailer for the second season of Netflix’s CG-animated Ultraman TV series, due sometime next spring.
And the first trailer for season four of Aggretsuko, starring everyone’s favorite rage machine, which arrives on December 16.
And a teaser for Kotaru Lives Alone, based on the best-selling manga by Mami Tsumura about a four-year-old who lives alone. It looks adorable and not distressing.
And then Netflix announced the premiere date for the sixth season of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure (another Shonen Jump series), subtitled Stone Ocean. The first 12 episodes drop on December 1. Have another video!
Like I said—busy day.
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