Netflix Reveals New Anime That Will Start Streaming In 2018 And 2019
Aggretsuko, Castlevania, and other surprises.
During its Anime Expo 2018 panel, Netflix made several big anime announcements for the months and year ahead. The streaming site revealed two new anime series, gave details about new seasons of its popular shows, and more. Panelists included LeSean Thomas (The Boondocks), Adi Shankar (Netflix's Castlevania), and acclaimed storyboard artist and special effects supervisor Shinji Higuchi.
The two new series announced during the panel are Ultraman, coming Spring 2019, and Kengan Ashura, coming some time in 2019. Ultraman is based on the classic Japanese sci-fi series and stars a man with the spirit and DNA of the legendary hero Ultraman. Kengan Ashura is about a normal 56-year-old man who is summoned to be a gladiator and must fight on behalf of his corporation.
As far as returning series go, Netflix announced a second season of acclaimed series Aggretsuko, which is launching in 2019. The company also revealed the release date for Castlevania Season 2; all eight episodes will begin streaming on October 26.
We also got details on upcoming anime. Dragon Pilot, directed by Higuchi, is launching September 21. Like the name implies, it is about pilots and dragons. The film Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle will come to Netflix on July 18; it is a sequel to Netflix's Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, which first released in Japan in 2017.
Finally, director and animator LeSean Thomas showed off his upcoming series Cannon Busters. The show follows S.A.M, a high-end friendship robot, who is looking for her best friend, a prince. It arrives on Netflix on March 1, 2019.