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Netflix showcases its diverse anime slate at AnimeJapan 2023

Returning to AnimeJapan 2023, Netflix showcased their diverse slate of current and upcoming anime including fan-favourites like Pluto.

The broad lineup across genres like sci-fi, action and more includes newly announced titles Ōoku: The Inner Chambers (coming in 2023) – the first anime adaptation of the hit manga by Fumi Yoshinaga, and Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune (May 2023) – an anime series adapted from a brand-new military science fiction novel by Carlo Zen. Zen made his debut with The Saga of Tanya the Evil. These and more titles are joining the previously announced Onmyoji (coming in 2023), an animated series based on the world of Baku Yumemakura’s well-known tales about the ancient yin-yang diviner Abe Seimei, which is set for release later this year.

“We’re humbled the global interest in anime has been strong and growing, with over 100 million members watching anime every year,” said Netflix content director Yuji Yamano.

During the event, Netflix also welcomed to the stage the author of Pluto (coming in 2023) – Naoki Urasawa, Japanese voice talent Yoko Hikasa (Shaman King) and Minori Suzuki (Macross Delta), as well as title supervisor Macoto Tezka, who shared with the audience, their enthusiasm for the highly-anticipated anime adaptation of Pluto. During their appearance, Netflix revealed a new teaser art by Urasawa himself, that gave a glimpse of the characters and the world of Pluto.

Pluto is produced by GENCO and is set for release later this year. Praised by many as a masterpiece, the manga of the same name is based on Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy The Greatest Robot on Earth arc from 1964. It is created by Urasawa (20th Century Boys, Yawara!, Master Keaton) and his long-time co-creator Takashi Nagasaki.