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Geekery: Netflix is Adding a Ton of of New Anime

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Aug 3 2017
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Netflix has been pouring money into original programming – including 12 new anime series.

This is not a Netflix original, but it is making its western debut on the service. This is the first animated Godzilla movie from Japan…

The story is set 20,000 years after Godzilla and the Kaiju drove humanity to the stars. A band of the survivor’s descendants gather together to reclaim their home world from the powerful Kaiju when the planet they’re on becomes uninhabitable. There’s a weird time warp in humanity’s timeline that has given Godzilla the edge in the battle. This promises to not be the typical Godzilla flick.

This adaptation of Go Nagai’s manga Devilman focuses on Akira Fudo’s early days as the Devilman…

Lauded as an “eternal masterpiece” that could never be completely recreated in moving images, the entirety of Devilman will finally be portrayed in Devilman Crybaby. The director is Masaaki Yuasa, the world-renowned creator known for his work on many high-quality titles such as “Ping Pong the Animation” and “Mind Game.” The series will also feature a screenplay by Ichiro Okouchi and music by Kensuke Ushio. A team of Japan’s top creators gathers to take on the anime adaptation of a legendary manga.

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Based on the light novel by Yuuichirou Higashide…

Fourteen Heroic Spirits gather for an apocryphal Holy Grail War. In a city called Fuyuki, seven magi and their Heroic Spirits once clashed in a Holy Grail War. But amid the chaos of the Second World War, a magus made off with the Grail. Decades later, the Yggdmillennia clan holds the Grail high and secedes from the Mage’s Association, declaring their independence. Angered by the move, the Association sends assassins after them, only to have them wiped out by a Yggdmillennia Servant. The choice is made to fight Servants with Servants, and the Holy Grail War system is expanded to two factions of seven Servants each. A Holy Grail War of unprecedented scale — a Great Holy Grail War — begins in Trifas, Romania.

From Studio Bones (My Hero Academia) and Kazuya Murata (Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos)…

In Japan in the year 2035, an accident known as the “Burst” occurs during a research project, spawning an out-of-control artificial life form called “Matter” that has spread throughout the Kurobe Gorge. The research city that was once hailed as the hope for humanity is cordoned off by the government. Two years later, 15-year-old Aiko Tachibana, who lost her family in the Burst, learns something unbelievable from Yuya Kanzaki, a new student at her school. A secret is hidden within her body, and the answer to the puzzle lies at the “Primary Point” that was the center of the Burst. When boy meets girl with the fate of humanity in their hands, what new truth will come to light?

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