Netflix is amping up its authentic anime slate. The streaming big greenlit six new reveals, certainly one of them created by The Boondocks producer/director LeSean Thomas in collaboration with music producer Flying Lotus and breakout Atlanta star Lakeith Stanfield. Thomas can even govt produce, with Flying Lotus composing the rating (he’s behind plenty of the bumper music on Cartoon Community’s Grownup Swim) and Stanfield voicing the sequence lead.  

LeSean Thomas netflix anime yasuke boondocks LeSean Thomas speaks onstage throughout the Netflix presents Netflix (Photograph by Charley Gallay/Getty Photos for Netflix)

Yasuke is ready in a war-torn feudal Japan but additionally options mechs and magic. Stanfield will voice a retired ronan who fights as soon as extra to assist save a toddler focused by darkish forces. It’s impressed by the true story of an African samurai who fought with Oda Nobunaga, a feudal lord of the late 16th century. Thomas was additionally a storyboard artist for Legend of Korra, Batman: the Courageous and the Daring, Disney XD’s Spider-Man sequence. 

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“Yasuke is gonna be nice, we’re working with one of many high anime studios on the earth to deliver this loopy story to life,” Flying Lotus mentioned in a tweet. “So proud to be a part of it and glad to lastly share the information that’s been brewing for nearly a yr now.”

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flying lotus netflix anime yasuke Flying Lotus attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on the Barclays Middle on August 25, 2013 within the Brooklyn borough of New York Metropolis. (Photograph by Larry Busacca/Getty Photos for MTV)

Netflix additionally ordered an anime model of the live-action adaptation Altered Carbon. Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop) will write the sequence. One other franchise growth is a Pacific Rim present. Craig Kyle (Thor: Ragnarok) and Greg Johnson (X-Males:Evolution) will function showrunners. It follows two siblings, a younger lady and her teenage brother, looking for their mother and father.

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And there’s two extra. Cagaster of an Insect Cage and Trese are each manga variations. The primary follows a pair in a post-apocalyptic world the place a illness turns folks into lethal bugs. Trese takes place in Manila, the place legendary creatures based mostly on Philippine folklore dwell amongst people.

Netflix didn’t specify a launch date for any of the six new initiatives. Thomas additionally serves as govt producer on Netflix’s upcoming sequence Canon Busters, which premieres March 1, 2019.


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