5 New Original Animes Announced by Netflix

Cagaster of an Insect Cage (Release: TBA)

Based on the manga series by author Kacho Hashimoto the story is centered around a young couple that struggles to survive in a post-apocalyptic world in which the disease known as the ‘Cagaster’ transforms humans into murderous insects.

To direct is the series is Koichi Chigira who’s previous work was on such titles as Last Exile and Full Metal Panic! We can expect a beautifully made anime as animation studio: Gonzo is the studio that will develop the series. Gonzo has animated fan favorites such as Hellsing and Afro Samurai.

Looks sweet and innocent but sounds brutal

Yasuke (Release: TBA)

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. The mysterious child is being hunted by dark forces that wish it dead, bringing his sword out of retirement the ronin has no choice but to fight once more.

Creator LeSean Thomas is also a director and executive producer on the project. His was the co-director for the outstanding animated comedy series The Boondocks. Thomas is also involved in another Netflix Original project Cannon Busters.

Flying Lotus has been given the responsibility of composing the music for the series. Fans of the American tv show Atlanta will recognize the voice of Lakeith Stanfield who will be voicing protagonist Yasuke. Yasuke is based upon a historical samurai of African origin that fought with Oda Nobunaga.

Lastly, animation studio MAPPA will be responsible for the animation. MAPPA has already animated one Netflix Original series already, the gambling anime Kakegurui.

The first non-Japanese samurai

Trese (Release: TBA)

Trese is based on the graphic novel of the same name by creators Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldissimo. The story is based upon Philippine folklore of mythical creatures that live in hiding amongst humans. Protagonist Alexandra Trese goes up against the criminal underworld of Manila who’s crime bosses consist of supernatural beings.

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