The official website for Kuromukuro, an original mecha TV anime series featuring direction by Tensai Okamura and animation by P.A. Works, has updated with a new English language version that includes character bios, episode descriptions, and an English subtitled trailer. Hit the jump to learn more.
Back in 2012, Gintama yielded its time slot to Daewon Media's animated adaptation of Masashi Tanaka's wordless nature study/comedy manga Gon, featuring dialog voiced by Motoko Kumai (Shaoran Li in Cardcaptor Sakura, Yuuna in Stitch!). Yūji Mitsuya (Tatsuya Uesugi in Touch, Komawari-kun in Gakideka) and Kenyū Horiuchi (Mephisto in Suite PreCure, Gotō in Hunter x Hunter). This series is now being streamed on Netflix.
Last September, the Japanese Netflix began offering Orange Is the New Black, though, unlike a lot of their programming, they haven't done a Japanese dub. Suggesting some weekend binge viewing, the local Twitter account posted a literally yuri take on Taylor Schilling's Piper Chapman and Laura Prepon's Alex Vause.
Netflix continues to expand its anime offerings with the announcement of plans to stream Magi: Adventure of Sinbad - a fantasy adventure TV anime based on the manga of the same name that is written by Shinobu Ohtaka and illustrated by Yoshifumi Ohtera. Hit the jump to set sail on the seven seas.
Movie industry buzz has it that in the wakes of failures like Jupiter Ascending,Pan and In the Heart of the Sea, and a not-exactly resounding success with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. is taking a hard look at what film projects the studio goes forward with. As a consequence, signs point to Adam Wingard's Death Note adaptation moving from the studio to Netflix. More after the jump.
Netflix is now streaming Cyborg 009 VS Devilman, a trilogy of 2015 OAVs that crosses the cyborg superteam of Shotaro Ishinomori's classic Cyborg 009 manga & anime with the demon-possessed anti-hero of Go Nagai's Devilman manga & anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
Saban's localization of the Smile PreCure! anime, Glitter Force, is getting ready to make its English debut on Netflix. The 20-episode first season hits the streaming service worldwide, excluding Asia, on December 18, and you can see a preview in the first-look trailer after the jump.
Streaming service Netflix, which has been working on a slate of anime offering including Knights of Sidonia, Seven Deadly Sins and the upcoming Ajin : Demi-Human, may be moving towards developing their own anime. In an onstage interview with New York Times journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin at the DealBook conference, CEO Reed Hastings spoke of the possibility of creating original anime and Bollywood shows to interest global audiences.