Netflix Announces New Anime – 12 Series and a Movie Coming to the Streaming Service (VIDEO)

New Anime Series Coming to Netflix

Netflix has certainly been on a roll since it began producing and streaming its own original content. Movies and television series have been in abundance over recent years, with the service’s CEO only recently cracking down on ones that may or may not be good on the numbers side of things. With that being said, one type of programming they haven’t jumped into on a large scale is anime. Well, that is all about to change because Netflix recently announced at their Anime Slate 2017 event in Tokyo that 12 new anime series are on the way. On top of that, a movie within the same genre will also be made available.

With a plethora of the service’s anime viewership coming out of Japan, the streaming giant is likely looking to take that worldwide. There is a good chance that is the reason for the 12 new anime series that are inbound, and with the Crunchyrolls of the world in existence, they had to produce some original work to get the job done.

Devilman: Crybaby is possibly the most anticipated of the 12 new anime series coming to Netflix. Set to begin streaming in Spring 2018, the 10 episodes will show a world that is being ruled by ancient demons. It is based on the ultra violent manga from the 70’s. Also debuting in Spring 2018 is A.I.C.O. Incarnation, which is being produced by Bones(My Hero Academia). The show will focus on 15-year-old Aiko Tachibana, a student that has lost her family in an accident called The Burst. She learns something from a new student at school, and leads down a road of mystery that involves the “Primary Point”, which is the epicenter of The Burst. It will kick things off with 12 episodes.

B: The Beginning is a crime thriller that will premiere with 12 episodes. It is being created by Production I.G.(Ghost in the Shell) and will be arriving in Spring 2018. Next up, Sword Gai: the Animation is a modern day fantasy that features a boy that has fused with a demonic sword. This new anime will also be debuting in, you guessed it…Spring 2018. However, there is something that could possibly arrive this year. Set to hit theaters in Japan on November 17, 2017, Godzilla: Monster Planet will show the world long after being taken over by the titular monster. The movie will begin streaming on Netflix at some point after it’s in theaters. Check out the teaser trailer below, followed by what other new anime are on the way to the popular service:

  • Lost Song – 2018
    • 12 episodes
    • Fantasy series
  • Rilakkuma Series – 2018
    • 13 episodes
    • Based on the popular mascot character
  • Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya – 2018
    • 12 episodes
    • Based on the popular ’80s manga
  • Baki – 2018
    • 26 episodes
    • Based on the classic martial arts manga
  • Kakegurui – 2018
    • 12 episodes
    • Gambling-themed series
  • Fate/Apocrypha – November 7, 2017(North America) and December 2, 2017(Japan)
    • 25-episodes
    • Part of the popular Fate series
  • Children of the Whales – 2018
    • About 500 people living on a ship that is sailing through a world full of sand
  • Cannon Busters – Unknown Release Date
    • 12 episodes
    • From The Boondocks co-director LeSean Thomas

What say you, binge watchers? Do any of these new anime series tickle your fancy? Are you excited to see Netflix begin producing this type of programming? Which one are you looking forward to the most? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7! If it’s more reading that you’re needing, check out the following:

Eric Garrett2269 Posts

Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.


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