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New Anime on Netflix

It is becoming a stiff competition for Netflix with more and more streaming service in the market.  It seems that the platform also finds an ally with the new copyright law in Japan thereby regulating pirated anime content online. This 2021, check out the new upcoming anime on Netflix as officially announced during the Netflix Anime Festival 2020 Live Event.

Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan

If you are a fun of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure then this one will make you excited.  Rohan, one of the characters from JJBA will be having its very own series.  Perhaps this will be the first time that a non-Jojo will be the focus of the story.  What do you think?

This series consists of four strange episodes that Kishibe Rohan, the manga artist from "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable," saw and heard in a destination he visited to collect material for the manga.

Based on a story by Hirohiko Araki, Shueisha Jump Comics. Director: Toshiyuki Kato. Character Designer: Shunichi Ishimoto. Animation Production: david production. Cast: Takahiro Sakurai.

www.netflix.com/kishiberohan  (Coming Soon 2021)


If there is one surprise announcement during the Netflix Anime Festival 2020 it will be the announcement of the release of this anime series from the Philippines.   Set in Manila where the mythical creatures of Philippine folklore live in hiding amongst humans, Alexandra Trese finds herself going head to head with a criminal underworld composed of malevolent supernatural beings.
Creator: Budjette Tan and KaJO Baldisimo. Executive Producer: Jay Oliva. Producer: Shanty Harmayn, Tanya Yuson. Animation Production: BASE Entertainment. 

www.netflix.com/trese   (Coming 2021)



Take back to one of the most popular anime in the 90s, SPRIGGAN is back with a vengeance and will get its new anime series.  After 30 years, I am sure many fans will feel the nostalgia of watching this anime again. 


The legendary manga that took the world by storm in the 1990s has been vividly brought to this animated series by utilizing 2D drawings and 3DCG. The legacy of an outstanding civilization that once existed on this planet is said to still be hidden in various parts of the world. The military of major powers has intervened in the excavation and research of this mysterious and powerful heritage, and has begun battling over it. At the same time, an organization called “Spriggan” is working to seal up this ancient civilization. This is a high speed action series featuring battles over ancient relics! Based on a story by Hiroshi Takashige and Ryoji Minagawa, Shogakukan. Director: Hiroshi Kobayashi. Series Composition and writer: Hiroshi Seko. Character Design: Shuhei Handa. Animation Production: david production.

www.netflix.com/spriggan  (Coming 2021) 

Rilakkuma's Theme Park Adventure

Are you ready for more fun, laughter and adventure? Well your favorite cute bear, Rilakkuma is back and this time his friends and him will be giving something new.

The production of the new series of Rilakkuma has been produced in stop-motion animation following the success of “Rilakkuma and Kaoru.” The series depicts an active day of incidents and meetings that take place when Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, Kiiroitori, and Kaoru go play in an amusement park that is about to close.

Director: Masahito Kobayashi, dwarf. Written by Takashi Sumita  & Makoto Ueda, Europe Kikaku. Animation Production: dwarf studios, TYO Inc. Production: San-X Co.,Ltd. Cast: Mikako Tabe (Kaoru)


High-Rise Invasion


Coming February 2021, this series which seems to be another blood and gore anime will surely make fans go wild.  It is created by Tsuina Miura and Takahiro Oba, the gory death-game manga “High-Rise Invasion.”

This is an unpredictable and frightening survival story set in high-rise buildings that don’t reach the ground. The protagonist, Yuri, decides to survive in order to destroy this illogical world and kill the enemy wearing the "mask", but what will she do? Original story: Tsuina Miura. Manga: Takahiro Oba. Director: Masahiro Takata. Series Composition: Toko Machida. Character Design, Animation Director: Yoichi Ueda. Music: tatsuo, Yoichi Sakai. Animation Production: ZERO-G. Cast: Haruka Shiraishi, Shiki Aoki, Akira Sekine, Junya Enoki, Yuichiro Umehara.   

www.netflix.com/high-rise_invasion (Coming Soon 2021)

Thermae Romae Novae

Watch out for the anime adaptation of this Mari Yamazaki’s bathhouse comedy. It won the third Manga Taishō and the Short Story Award at the 14th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.

The very popular manga by Yamazaki Mari has been brought back to life in the present day in a new way (“Novae” means “new” in Latin). Based on the  manga, new episodes created by Mari Yamazaki will also appear. Lucius, a bath designer in the Roman Empire, accidentally slips back in time to present day Japan and learns about Japanese bath culture in this comedy.

Original manga: Mari Yamazaki / Animation Production: NAZ.


Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy - Chapter 2

Legendary Pictures and Polygon Entertainment brings you the second part of the trilogy in this timeless battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons. 

The WAR FOR CYBERTRON continues with the second chapter, EARTHRISE! With the Allspark gone, Megatron is forced to confront the harsh reality that his Decepticons are trapped on a dying Cybertron while also fighting off the persistent threat of Elita-1 and her Autobots. Meanwhile, lost in the darkest reaches of space, Optimus Prime and his team embark on a desperate mission that will push them to the breaking point as they travel to uncharted new worlds to face spacefaring mercenaries, enigmatic figures from long ago and even their own creators…the Quintessons. Creator: F.J. DeSanto, Matt Murray. Production Company: Hasbro, Rooster Teeth. Animation Production: Polygon Pictures.

www.netflix.com/transformers  (Coming Soon)

Pacific Rim: The Black

From CGI to live action movie, the Pacific Rim series is now an anime.  Let us explore this new story as it hits Netflix in 2021.

There was a time when Kaiju rose from the Pacific Rim only to encounter gigantic robots, Jaegers, built to fight them back. That time has passed. Now, Australia has been overrun by Kaiju, forcing the evacuation of an entire continent. Left behind, teenage siblings Taylor and Hayley embark on a desperate search for their missing parents, teaching themselves to pilot a battered, long-abandoned Jaeger to help in their quest and give them even the slightest hope of surviving. Co-showrunners: Craig Kyle and Greg Johnson. Production Company: Legendary Entertainment. Animation Production: Polygon Pictures.

www.netflix.com/pacificrimanime  (Coming Soon 2021)


Did you know that there was an African Samurai serving Oda Nobunaga?  Yes, that is true and it will now be told in this new anime series from Netflix.

In a war-torn feudal Japan filled with mechs and magic, the greatest ronin never known, Yasuke, struggles to maintain a peaceful existence after a past life of violence. But when a local village becomes the center of social upheaval between warring daimyo, Yasuke must take up his sword and transport a mysterious child who is the target of dark forces and bloodthirsty warlords.The story of Yasuke, the first African samurai who actually served the legendary Oda Nobunaga, will be released to the world.

Director, Creator, Executive producer: LeSean Thomas. Character Design: Takeshi Koike. Music & Executive producer: Flying Lotus. Animation Production: MAPPA. Cast: Lakieth Stanfield.

www.netflix.com/yasuke  (Coming Soon 2021)

Vampire in the Garden


Explore a world where humanity lost the war against vampires and finding a paradise where humans and vampire can live together.

Once upon a time, there was a world where vampires and humans lived together in "Paradise". This is the story of a young girl, Momo, and the vampire queen, Fine, who traveled in search of "Paradise." This is a completely new work by WIT STUDIO, well-known for "Attack on Titan" and talented creators.

Director: Ryotaro Makihara. Assistant Director: Hiroyuki Tanaka. Character Design & Animation Director: Tetsuya Nishio. Art director: Shunichiro Yoshihara. Animation Production: WIT STUDIO.

www.netflix.com/Vampire_in_the_Garden  (Coming 2021)


Can you imagine being the only human left on a planet with all your companions being robots?  This is exactly the story that we will see in this anime series.  The series will be streaming on Netflix this May 2021.

A completely new story from director Irie Yasuhiro and the creators of the world, this sci-fi fantasy follows Sarah, a girl raised by two robots, as she confronts the world. Director: Yasuhiro Irie. Character Design: Toshihiro Kawamoto. Writer: Kimiko Ueno. Concept Design: Christophe Ferreira. Background art director: Clover Xie. Music: Kevin Penkin. Producer: Justin Leach. Animation Production: Qubic Pictures and CGCG. Cast: Marika Kono, Kentaro Ito, Kyoko Hikami, Koichi Yamadera

www.netflix.com/eden  (Coming May 2021)

Godzilla Singular Point

Godzilla is perhaps one of the most epic story of a Kaiju or monster.  This latest series airing on Netflix in 2021 seems to add another point on the story.  Add those cure characters in the series for a hype for us anime fans. (Watch Teaser Trailer)

This series features a brand new staff and original story which depicts the young geniuses Mei Kamino, a female researcher, and Yun Arikawa, a male engineer, as they take on an unprecedented threat with their companions.

Director: Atsushi Takahashi. Series composition & writer: Toh Enjoe. Character design: Kazue Kato. Kaiju design: Eiji Yamamori. Music: Kan Sawada. Animation Production: bones,  Orange.

www.netflix.com/godzilla_sp  (Coming 2021)

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness


Now, for gamers like me this is surely something to watch out.  Look at those sketches and art work.  This new anime series is hitting the streaming platform this 2021.

Known as the gold standard of survival horror games with over 100 million units from the game series shipped worldwide, “Resident Evil” has now been transformed into a Netflix original CG anime series. Three years after 2017's CG film “Resident Evil: Vendetta,” technology has further evolved, creating the groundwork for a new series in unprecedented full 3DCG animation. Original Work/Production/Supervision: Capcom Co., Ltd. Full 3DCG animation production: Quebico. Production: TMS Entertainment. Copyright: ©CAPCOM CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  

www.netflix.com/residentevil_anime   (Coming 2021)

B: The Beginning Succession Season 2 


After a successful season 1, B: The Beginning Succession is getting a new season. The first season of this series had a total of twelve episodes and was released in March 2018. 

After Keith and Koku solved the incidents successfully , the world has regained its composure. In the months since then, Keith returns to the RIS to conduct his own investigation, and Koku is living a peaceful life with Yuna. They are visited by Kirisame, who was once supposed to have broken up with Kurou in death at the Faura Blanca Institute.

Original: Kazuto Nakazawa,  Production I.G. Supervising Director: Kazuto Nakazawa. Director: Itsuro Kawasaki. Series Composition: Kazuto Nakazawa, Katsunari Ishida. Character Design: Kazuto Nakazawa, Akane Yano, Hideoki Kusama. Animation Production: Production I.G. Cast: Yuki Kaji, Hiroaki Hirata, Asami Seto, Satomi Sato.

www.netflix.com/bthebeginning  (Coming Soon 2021) 

The Way of the Househusband


Now, this exciting manga series will finally be an anime courtesy of Netflix.  The series will be based on the original manga by Kenjiro Tsuda. The Way of the Househusband (Japanese: 極主夫道, Hepburn: Gokushufudō) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kousuke Oono. Published in the online manga magazine Kurage Bunch since 2018, The Way of the Househusband follows an ex-yakuza boss who retires from crime to become a househusband. The series was adapted into a live-action television drama by Nippon TV in 2020.

The most evil yakuza, Tatsu, is a legend in the underworld. He chose to walk away from the yakuza to become a full-time househusband!  Based on a story by Kosuke Oono. Director: Chiaki Kon (Nodame Cantabile, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal the Movie.) Series Composition: Susumu Yamakawa. Production Studio: J.C.STAFF. Cast: Kenjiro Tsuda.

www.netflix.com/TheWayoftheHousehusband (Coming Soon 2021)

Baki Hanma Series 3rd Part 

Are you ready for the ultimate battle of Baki and his dad? Well check out this 3rd part of Baki Hanma in Netflix coming this 2021.  The original artist, Keisuke Itagaki even created a special illustration for Netflix. 

The story finally unfolds into a full-blooded clash between Baki Hanma and his father, Yujiro Hanma, who is known as the "strongest creature on earth." The climax of the Baki universe, which depicted the "strongest parent-child brawl in history of the world" in the original manga, has been adapted into the long-awaited anime! Original manga: Keisuke Itagaki. Animation Production: TMS Entertainment. Cast: Nobunaga Shimazaki.

www.netflix.com/BakiHanma  (Coming 2021)

So there you go for what's upcoming in Netflix.  Get your anime fix from Netflix.  Anyway, which among the new upcoming anime releases are you excited about?


David Shen D'Angelo

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