[03/25/23 - 12:24 AM] Netflix Celebrates Diverse Anime Slate at AnimeJapan 2023 The broad lineup across genres like sci-fi, action and more includes newly announced titles "Ooku: The Inner Chambers," the first anime adaptation of the hit manga by Fumi Yoshinaga, or "Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune," an anime series adapted from a brand-new military science fiction novel by Carlo Zen.
[via press release from Netflix]
Netflix Celebrates Diverse Anime Slate at AnimeJapan 2023
-- Showcasing both current and upcoming titles, this year's highlights include anime based on legendary IP like PLUTO and Onmyoji, as well as newly announced projects Ōoku: The Inner Chambers and Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune --
Tokyo, March 25 -- Returning to AnimeJapan 2023, Netflix showcased their diverse slate of current and upcoming anime including fan-favorites like PLUTO or newly announced series Ōoku: The Inner Chambers, delighting fans both in and outside Japan during multiple booth presentations and a star-studded stage event.
The broad lineup across genres like sci-fi, action and more includes newly announced titles Ōoku: The Inner Chambers (Coming in 2023), the first anime adaptation of the hit manga by Fumi Yoshinaga, or Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune (May 2023), an anime series adapted from a brand-new military science fiction novel by Carlo Zen, who made his debut with The Saga of Tanya the Evil. These and more titles are joining the previously announced Onmyoji (Coming in 2023), an animated series based on the world of Baku Yumemakura's well-known tales about the ancient yin-yang diviner Abe Seimei, which is set for release later this year.
"Over the years, we've learned that fans love the breadth of our lineup. From titles like PLUTO and Ooku: The Inner Chambers by top storytellers, to buzzy fan-favorites like Onmyoji, Yakitori and so much more in store - this year, there's a show for every anime fan. We're humbled the global interest in anime has been strong and growing, with over 100M members watching anime every year," says Yuji Yamano, Director, Content, Netflix.
During the AnimeJapan event, Netflix also welcomed the author of PLUTO (Coming in 2023), Naoki Urasawa, Japanese voice talent Yoko Hikasa (Shaman King, ) and Minori Suzuki (Macross Delta), as well as title supervisor Macoto Tezka to the stage, who shared their enthusiasm for the highly-anticipated anime adaptation of PLUTO (coming 2023) with the audience. During their appearance, Netflix also gave another glimpse at the ambitious project, revealing a new teaser art by original creator Naoki Urasawa himself, that gave another glimpse at the characters and the world of PLUTO.
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Updated as of March 25
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Fumi Yoshinaga's hit manga Ōoku: The Inner Chambers will be adapted into an anime for the first time!
Fumi Yoshinaga's manga masterpiece Ōoku: The Inner Chambers
will be adapted into an anime for the first time. Inspired by theŌoku,
the historic women's quarters of the Edo Castle, this tale unravels the
history of the inner chambers, where gender roles have been
reversed. When a mysterious plague causes a rapid decline in the
male population, the nation's women are forced to take up the central
roles of authority in Edo society. Curious as to why women take the
names of men when succeeding the family line, Yoshimune, the
eighth shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, consults an archive of
the Ōoku, which goes back to the age of the third Tokugawa shogun,
Iemitsu. As she reads through it, Yoshimune begins to unravel the
history of the inner chambers.
Based on the manga: Ōoku: The Inner
Chambers by Fumi Yoshinaga (published by
This upcoming animated series is adapted from a brand-new military
science fiction novel from Carlo Zen, who made his refreshing debut
with The Saga of Tanya the Evil. Akira Ihotsu is a young man who
spends his days rebelling against an oppressive society on a future
Earth, which is ruled and controlled by Shoren, the Pan-Star System
Trade Federation. One day, he is scouted by Pupkin, a "cook" for
Shoren, and volunteers to join the planetary orbital infantry force
"Yakitori" - a brutal unit whose missions average a shocking death
rate of 70%. Along with misfits from several other nations, Akira
makes a stand against his pre-determined fate.
Based on the novel: Yakitori by Carlo Zen
(published by Hayakawa Bunko
In 1986, novelist Baku Yumemakura captured the imaginations of
many with his story Onmyoji about the ancient yin-yang diviner Abe
Seimei. The supernatural mysteries focusing on this historical figure
in the subsequent series have been told across many forms of media,
including manga, live-action and theater performances, but this
Netflix Series is the first time they will receive an anime adaptation.
Based on the original work's setting and with additional original
episodes, this series brings forth yet-untold stories of the great
onmyoji Abe Seimei and his partner Minamoto Hiromasa as they
untangle strange cases surrounding humans and demons.
Based on: Onmyoji by Baku Yumemakura
(published by Bunshun Bunko)
Praised by many as a masterpiece, the manga PLUTO is based on
Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy 'The Greatest Robot on Earth' arc from 1964
and created by Naoki Urasawa (20th Century Boys, Yawara!, Master
Keaton) and his long-time co creator Takashi Nagasaki. The suspense
drama takes place in a neo-futuristic world where humans and
high-functioning robots live in complete harmony. The globally
acclaimed manga has won numerous awards, including the Tezuka
Osamu Cultural Prize. The 2015 stage adaptation of PLUTO returned in
2018 by popular demand and toured Japan and Europe.
Based on: PLUTO by Naoki Urasawa &
Osamu Tezuka, co-authored with Takashi
Nagasaki and supervised by Macoto Tezka,
with the cooperation of Tezuka Production