Anime Announcements from Netflix - featuring #Ultraman, #Aggretsuko, #GODZILLA, #Castlevania & #CannonBusters
Announced at the "Netflix Anime" panel at Anime Expo are two new anime series, along with the renewal of popular series Aggretsuko for a second season, as well as date announcements and first look images for upcoming titles in their growing anime slate, including the following:
- New Series ULTRAMAN will launch in Spring 2019
- Aggretsuko will return for a second season in 2019
- GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle will launch on July 18, 2018
- Castlevania Season 2 will launch on October 26, 2018
- Cannon Busters will launch on April 1, 2019
Production Company: Production I.G, Sola Digital
Director: Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki
ULTRAMAN (on Netflix) is an action drama centered around a man possessing the spirit and DNA of the legendary hero “Ultraman” as he wears a metallic ultra suit and fights against evil. I've raved about this before in 2017 and look forward to the day when we have more visuals to gawk at besides the above "key art" :)
Everyone’s favorite death metal panda is back! Retsuko will return to Netflix for Aggretsuko Season 2 (on Netflix). Produced by Fanworks and featuring a character originally created by Sanrio, the creator of Hello Kitty (Writer / Director: Rarecho).
Production Company: Polygon Pictures, TOHO
Story / Writer: Gen Urobuchi
Directors: Koubun Shizuno, Hiroyuki Seshita
The sequel to GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters, "GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle (on Netflix) is an epic re-imagining of the Godzilla world in a futuristic setting pits humans and robots against the biggest Godzilla ever seen in an interplanetary struggle for survival.
Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle will launch on Netflix on July 18, 2018
Director: Sam Deats
Writer / Executive Producer: Warren Ellis
Executive Producers: Adi Shankar, Fred Seibert, Kevin Kolde
Returning to Netflix for a second season, Castlevania (on Netflix), inspired by the classic videogame series, is a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepes himself. Trevor Belmont, last survivor of his house, is no longer alone, and he and his misfit comrades race to find a way to save humanity from extinction at the hands of the grief-maddened Dracula and his sinister vampire war council.
Castlevania Season 2 will launch on Netflix on October 26, 2018.
Creator / Director / Executive Producer: LeSean Thomas
"Cannon Busters" (on Netflix) follows the adventures and exploits of S.A.M, a high-end friendship droid who’s joined by a quirky, discarded maintenance robot and a brash, deadly fugitive. Together, the unlikely trio embarks on an unforgettable journey in a fantastic and dangerous world in search of S.A.M’s best friend, the heir to a kingdom under siege.
Cannon Busters will launch on Netflix on April 1, 2019.