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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

This document is for press planning purposes only.

Titles and dates are subject to change.



Coming in 2023

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 Hakusensha/Melody)

Director: Noriyuki Abe

Series composition/Screenplay: Rika Takasugi

Character Design: Yoko Sato

Music: Kenji Kawai

Animation Production: Studio Deen

Developed and Produced by: Netflix

Voice Cast: Mamoru Miyano, Eriko Matsui , Yuki Kaji, Kikuko Inoue. Jun Fukuyama, Tomokazu Seki, Miyuki Satou, Sanae Kobayashi, Hitoshi Kubota (Narrator)

Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune


Coming in May 2023

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 JA/Hayakawa Publishing)

DIRECTOR: Hideki Anbo

SCREENWRITER: Mitsuyasu Sakai

Character Design: Atsushi Yamagata

Music: Ken Ishii

Animation production: ARECT

Developed and produced by: Netflix

VOICE CAST: Taito Ban, Asami Seto, Shunsuke Takeuchi, Kengo Kawanishi, Akari Kito, Kenjiro Tsuda, Wataru Takagi, Tetsu Inada, Hatsune Miku(Saki Fujita)



Coming in 2023

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)

Director: Sobi Yamamoto

Screenwriters: Natsu Hashimoto, Yuiko Kato

Produced by: Marvy Jack



Coming in 2023

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

Animation Production: Studio M2

Produced by: GENCO

Voice Cast: Shinshu Fuji, Yoko Hikasa,Minori Suzuki


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