Netflix has just unveiled an exciting lineup of Japanese programming during Anime Expo, showcasing a diverse range of content that is sure to captivate audiences. From zombies and robots to beloved Pokémon, the streaming giant is set to offer a thrilling and visually stunning experience. Let’s take a closer look at some of the biggest announcements that you might have missed.
Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead – Comedy meets Horror:
Prepare for an unconventional blend of comedy and horror as Zom 100, an adaptation of the manga of the same name, hits Netflix on August 3rd. The story revolves around Akira, who wakes up to find his town overrun by the undead. Rather than succumbing to fear, Akira embraces the opportunity to complete his bucket list before joining the ranks of the walking dead. Get ready for a unique and entertaining ride through the zombie apocalypse.
Pokémon Concierge – Stop Motion Cuteness:
Pokémon fans have something delightful to look forward to with the upcoming stop motion series, Pokémon Concierge. A behind-the-scenes video revealed the adorable characters and confirmed that the series will start streaming in December 2023. With its charming visuals and lovable Pokémon, this series promises to be an enchanting experience for fans of all ages.
Pluto – A Robot Murder Mystery:
Based on a story arc from Osamu Tezuka’s iconic Astro Boy manga, Pluto delves into a world where robots are incapable of harming humans. When a murder takes place, the robotic Europol investigator, Gesicht, embarks on a journey to unravel the truth behind these robot murders. Pluto offers a captivating blend of mystery, suspense, and philosophical questions, streaming on October 26th.
One Piece – Live-Action and Dubbing News:
Netflix’s highly anticipated live-action adaptation of One Piece will hit screens on August 31st. In exciting news for fans of the original anime, Netflix confirmed that the original Japanese voice cast will return to dub the series, ensuring an authentic and immersive experience. Additionally, Crunchyroll announced that the English dub of the anime series will be available for streaming on its platform starting July 6th, offering even more ways for fans to enjoy the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his crew.
Beastars – A New Chapter:
Anime enthusiasts eagerly anticipating the third and final season of Beastars will have to wait until 2024. Described as a “new chapter,” this season picks up after the intense battles of the second season, promising to take viewers on a fresh and captivating journey. While details are scarce, the released character designs hint at an exciting continuation of this acclaimed anime series.
With its diverse range of Japanese programming, Netflix is set to thrill viewers with zombies, robots, and beloved Pokémon. From the comedic horror of Zom 100 to the intriguing mysteries of Pluto, and the much-anticipated One Piece adaptation, fans have plenty to look forward to. Moreover, the return of the original voice cast and the continuation of Beastars add to the excitement. Mark your calendars and get ready for an immersive and captivating Japanese lineup on Netflix.