Netflix Announces Anime Series Bases on Pacific Rim and Altered Carbon

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Netflix has really been expanding its animated content recently, including the announcement of six new animated series being added to its already robust lineup.

As for Altered Carbon, production on season two is thought to be underway with estimations of a late 2019 release date.

Another title is an Altered Carbon "feature" based on Netflix's live-action science-fiction series of the same name.

Dai Sato will be writing the Altered Carbon film alongside Tsukasa Kondo.

Cagaster of an Insect Cage is a manga-based series that follows the struggle of a young couple trying to stay alive.

To direct is the series is Koichi Chigira who's previous work was on such titles as Last Exile and Full Metal Panic!

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In the war-torn era of feudal Japan, a retired ronin takes up arms once again after he is charged with the task of transporting a child to safety.

Pacific Rim will expand upon Pacific Rim and Pacific Rim: Uprising, and focus on two siblings who pilot an abandoned Jaeger in an attempt to find their missing parents across a hostile, Kaiju-peppered landscape. Loosely based on the legend of the African samurai who fought with Oda Nobunaga, Yasuke features The Boondocks' LeSean Thomas heading the project while Flying Lotus handles the soundtrack. But since he's also working with Netflix on his Pinocchio project, seems possible that he could get involved here too. Fans of the American tv show Atlanta will recognize the voice of Lakeith Stanfield who will be voicing protagonist Yasuke.

Following the success of Attack on Titan and the mother of all triumphs of the year, Castlevania, Netflix are injecting a tonne of investment into developing more anime.

An anime based on Trese, a comic book series by Filipino storyteller Budjette Tan, will be streaming on Netflix soon.

Trese. Set in a 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 comprised of malevolent supernatural beings.

Additionally, Shanty Harmayn and Tanya Yuson at Jakarta- and Singapore-based studio BASE Entertainment are producing an animated series based on the Filipino graphic novel Trese with Jay Oliva as the executive producer.

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