Netflix Anime Film ‘A Whisker Away’ New Promotional Video Features Ending Song
A Whisker Away (Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu) is the second original anime feature film from Studio Colorido. The studio’s first feature film Penguin Highway released in August 2018 to critical acclaim (August 2018 release) and went on to win the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year as well as the Axis: The Satoshi Kon Award for Excellence in Animation award at Fantasia International Film Festival for the best-animated feature.
The film is being co-directed by Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon; Princess Tutu) and Tomotaka Shibayama, the latter making his debut as the director of a feature length film. The screenplay is being written by screenwriter Mari Okada (AnoHana; Black Butler; O Maidens in Your Savage Season).
A new promotional video has been released featuring the ending song Uso Tsuki by Yorushika who are also performing the main theme Hana ni Bourei (Flower for the Dead) and insert song Yakou (Walking in the Night).
Yorushika – “Uso Tsuki” x “A Whisker Away”
The video showcases scenes with Hinode and Taro, and even a scene with Muge holding Hinode’s hand. The ending song by Yorushika adds another layer to the scenes with its melancholic lyrics and melody.
Yorushika | Comment
We are a band that creates music based off the concept of a work, so we were concerned on how far we should express the outlook of this film, but we had no reason to be worried. We felt reassured when the director said to us on our first meeting with him that we could do as we liked. One concept from our next album is the feeling between transitioning from spring to early summer, which we thought didn’t stray from the film, so we continued writing in the way that we were at the time. All three of the songs we came up with is themed inside a town inside a memory.
‘Hana ni Bourei’… a ghost is pretty much just a memory, so this song is about looking at a memory of flowers blooming in the summer.
‘Yakou’… the ‘night’ which we’re talking about here is the night of life. Becoming an adult, forgetting things, heading towards death. These things have replaced nighttime [as we know it].
‘Uso Tsuki’… it means liar. The lyrics are laced with lines from [Japanese poet] Ozaki Hōsai.
I love animated movies, so I am overjoyed and excited that Yorushika will be heard during the credit roll of one! At the same time, I felt it my goal to make everyone at the end of the film cry, so I wanted to make sure I sang a good song.
*Comments translated from Japanese by MMN
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A Whisker Away
Release Date: June 18, 2020
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Yohji Yamamoto S’YTE releases its first collaboration collection with Netflix’s Stranger Things
21.December.2021 | FASHION
Exclusive to Yohji Yamamoto’s official web store, THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO, “S’YTE” launched its first collaboration with “Stranger Things”, which has become a worldwide hit and a social phenomenon since its first season in 2016 and season 4 is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2022. The collection is available at THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO.
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Set in the small town of Hawkins in the 1980s, Stranger Things is a spectacular adventure that follows the mysterious disappearance of a young boy named Will and the sudden appearance of a mysterious girl named Eleven. The combination of the dramatic development with respect to the classic movies of the 80’s, the tense thriller depiction, and the exciting friendship and adventure of the children, and the original graphics with the dark elements that S’YTE is known for, resonate to create a unique collection of items.
The film focuses on the Upside Down (the other side of the world), where horrible experiments and monsters are being conducted at the national laboratory, which is an important factor in the story of “Stranger Things. The dark side, which seems like a fantasy but certainly exists, is expressed in S’YTE’s unique interpretation through the use of motifs such as decaying plants and trees.
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Netflix Series Aggretsuko Season 4 Trailer Released, Streaming Date Announced
17.November.2021 | ANIME&GAME
The popular anime series Aggretsuko will return to Netflix for its fourth season on December 16, 2021, and a new trailer for the show has been released on YouTube.
The season four announcement came during Netflix’s “Anime Day” on November 9 during Netflix Festival Japan 2021. The event brought together a number of talented creators from Japan and abroad, as well as a number of actors and voice actors representing Japan. Many more anime series were announced during the event, so check out the full video below!
Season 4 Trailer
Aggretsuko follows a 25-year-old red panda named Retsuko who hates her job and is easily stressed. She only feels true peace while singingn karaoke, where she transforms into a death metal star! The show is perfect for young people dealing with workplace troubles, so give it a watch if you haven’t yet. No wonder it’s so popular around the world!
Season three was released in 2020 to positive reviews. Lots of new characters will be appearing this season including Himuro, the new president of Retsuko’s company. To celebrate the new season, a special collaboration between Aggretsuko and singer-songwriter Mewhan has been announced! More info is scheduled to be unveiled soon.
Aggretsuko Season 4
Streaming Worldwide December 16, 2021
Aggretsuko on Netflix: www.netflix.com/aggretsuko
One Piece Netflix Live-Action Series Announces Main Cast
The highly-anticipated One Piece live-action series is coming to Netflix, and the main cast has finally been announced!
Eiichiro Oda’s manga series has become one of the best-selling manga series in history. Originally published in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997, the series recently celebrated its 100th volume and will celebrate 1,000 anime episodes in the coming weeks. With over 490 million copies in circulation, Luffy’s adventure is beloved by manga fans around the world.
The story follows the many adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a boy whose body gained the ability to stretch like rubber after eating a Devil Fruit. Along with his faithful crew of Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy explores the famed Grand Line in search of the ultimate pirate treasure, known as ‘One Piece.’ Gaining this will make him the King of the Pirates.
Monkey D. Luffy will be played by Iñaki Godoy, Zoro will be played by Mackenyu, Nami will be portrayed by Emily Rudd, Usopp by Jacob Romero Gibson, and Sanji by Taz Skylar. To promote the announcement, the popular wanted posters seen in the series were updated featuring the actor’s faces. Original manga author Eiichiro Oda also issued a statement: “The face, the size of the mouth and hands, the atmosphere, the gestures, the voices, the acting ability, the height, the friendship…! These cast members were chosen after much discussion with staff from around the world, and these are the ones who will become the Straw Hat Pirates!”
A One Piece live-action project had been kicked around before but has finally come to fruition after Oda and other members of Shonen Jump staff were convinced that it could be done well. Godoy, who will portray Luffy, has attracted attention for his skills in the popular drama series “Who Killed Sara?” Japanese actor Mackenyu, who will portray the sword-wielding Zoro, is one of the leading young stars in Japan. Emily Ladd has received accolades for her work in Fear Street and Hunters. Jacob Romero Gibson has appeared in a number of high-profile foreign dramas and is known for his ability to adapt to different roles. Taz Skylar has the perfect cool-guy look to play chef Sanji. This project is sure to attract attention from all over the world, and people are holding their breath, hoping that Luffy’s story can be brought to life in the best possible way.
Full Comment from Eiichiro Oda (Original Author and Executive Producer):
“We’ve been working with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios on the massive project that is the Hollywood live-action series adaptation of ‘One Piece!’ How many years has it been since it was announced, right? I know, I know! But rest assured we’ve been making steady progress all along. It’s not easy when you’re working with people from different cultures! But it’s precisely that process that can yield something special! For now, we’re able to announce the main cast! Rather, we need to hurry and announce it, or else it’ll be leaked, apparently! Hilarious, lol. Their face, the size of their mouths and hands, their aura, the way they carry themselves, their voice, their acting skills, their height, the balance amongst the Straw Hat Crew, etc…! We decided on this cast after numerous discussions involving people around the world! These are the people who will be our Straw Hat Pirates! It’ll take a bit more time to get this show done, but we’ll continue to do our best to deliver a show that we’re confident will be enjoyed by everyone around the world! Look forward to more updates in the future!”
Comment From Co-writer, Showrunner, and Executive Producer Steven Maeda and Co-writer and Executive Producer Matt Owens:
“We are so excited to set sail with this amazing and talented cast. Finding the right people to pull off the looks, emotions, and actions of the iconic Straw Hats was a long and challenging (and fun!) process. Much like the search for the One Piece itself. But we have finally found the perfect fits! They have already begun working very hard to bring these characters to life. You will come to know and love them just as much as their manga counterparts. All of us can’t wait to show you what we’ve come up with! Onward to adventure!”
Netflix Live-Action Series ‘One Piece’ Worldwide Distribution
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Popular Novel ‘We Couldn’t Become Adults’ Inspires Netflix Film
11.November.2021 | MOVIE
On November 5, the Netflix film adaptation of Moegara’s popular novel ‘We Couldn’t Become Adults’ premiered on the streaming service worldwide. It was also released at Cinem@rt Shinjuku, Ikebukuro cinema rosa, and Uplink Kichijoji.
The story follows Makoto Sato (Mirai Moriyama), who met Kaori Sato (Sairi Itoh) in 1995. He fell in love with her and her positive spirit, and she inspired him to work hard for the first time in his life. In 1999, she left him, and in 2020, 46-year-old Makoto, working in the broadcasting industry, laments that he hasn’t become the novelist he wanted to be. He also hasn’t gotten over Kaori, and he soon embarks on a quest to find his missing hopes and dreams.
This photo was taken by author Moegara, who visited the filming site and took a picture with the lead actors.
Moegara has stated that the work touches on many of his own experiences, and after seeing the film, he commented: “I felt as if I was being shown a home video to be played at my funeral. It felt like my past was being shown to be on a huge screen.”
Have you watched the film on Netflix yet?
We Couldn’t Become Adults
Logo Unveiled for Netflix’s “ONE PIECE” Adaptation
11.September.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Netflix, the world’s largest online entertainment service, has announced an original adaptation of ‘ONE PIECE’ which is scheduled to be broadcast internationally. ‘ONE PIECE’, written by Eiichiro Oda, is an extremely popular manga that represents Japan globally. Worldwide, over 490 million copies have been sold, beloved by fans of all ages across the world for many years.
The series was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997, starting with the protagonist Monkey D. Luffy going on a journey with the Straw Hat Pirates to find the One Piece, a treasure that was left behind by the legendary “Pirate King” Gol D. Roger.
Now the logo of the live-action drama series ‘ONE PIECE’ has been unveiled, along with the title of the first episode, which matches the manga – “ROMANCE DAWN – Dawn of Adventure-.” Author Eiichiro Oda has taken the role of executive producer for the new series.
There have been many offers to transform ‘ONE PIECE’ into a live action series in the past, but the very first ‘ONE PIECE’ live-action drama will be coming to life through Netflix after Eiichiro Oda and the Weekly Shonen Jump editorial department became convinced that the many difficulties of a 3D ‘ONE PIECE’ could be overcome.
The newly unveiled logo was based on the original logo, with the Straw Hat Pirates emblem featured above the letter O and if you look closely, you can see that the skull has a scar under its left eye just like Luffy. It also seems that a tiny Luffy is hidden inside the skulls nose! The final E also pays homage to the original logo with its anchor shape, raising the expectations even higher.
The first episode title is ‘ROMANCE DAWN – Dawn of Adventure -,’ matching those of the first manga chapter and anime episode. How will Luffy’s iconic story begin? A great number of people are curious to find out.
The famous story of pirates and upheaval is being produced with original author Eiichiro Oda as executive producer, in partnership with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios. In charge of the script and executive production is Matt Owens, who worked on ‘Agents of Shield’ following his time working for the JJ Abrams’ production company Bad Robot. Steven Maeda, best known for ‘LOST’, will also be joining as scriptwriter, showrunner, and executive producer.
The 100th volume of the manga was released on September 3, while the 1000th episode of the anime is scheduled to air on November 21. There have been many commemorative projects in order to “connect the world” during this special occasion, and the live-action adaptation is sure to grab the attention of fans around the globe – It could even be considered the project of the century! The casting is still yet to be confirmed, so stay tuned for more information.
Netflix Series “ONE PIECE”
Netflix’s Naomi Osaka Documentary Series Releases Worldwide
24.July.2021 | MOVIE
Netflix released their new three-episode docuseries Naomi Osaka worldwide on July 16 which shines a spotlight on the titular Japanese professional tennis player.
Born in Japan to a Haitian father and a Japanese mother, Osaka has consistently been a standout tennis player amongst her peers. Filmed over the course of two years, the series dives deep into Osaka’s life with home video footage from her childhood to today, following her climb to becoming a top player in the world of tennis.
It looks at her historical play at the 2018 US Open and the 2019 Australian Open, which saw her win her first two Grand Slam singles titles. We see the times she wore masks with the names of those who have died at the hands of police in the US written on them for each round of the US Open. It delves into her exploration of her cultural roots and her multifaceted identity as a tennis champion and rising leader.
A new promo video was released exclusively on the Netflix Japan YouTube channel which features narration by Osaka in English. In it, Osaka reveals how her mother worked overtime and would sleep in her car, and that her purpose for playing tennis was to make her mother happy.
You can also watch the official global trailer below.
The docuseries was directed by American filmmaker Garrett Bradley who is perhaps best known for her documentary Time which was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 93rd Academy Awards.
Released: July 16, 2021
Netflix’s RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness Reveals New Artwork of 4 Main Characters
08.July.2021 | MOVIE
RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness is an upcoming 3DCG original net animation based on Capcom’s Resident Evil franchise. The series will be released worldwide on Netflix on July 8, 2021.
A new collection of character art was released featuring the two protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield as well as the new characters Jason and Shen May.
The series is set between the events of the Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5 video games and follows Leon who is ordered to investigate a hacking at the White House but encounters zombies after the government building is targeted in an attack.
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Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness
Release Date: July 8, 2021
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Netflix’s The Naked Director x Shibuya 5G Entertainment Project Launch Collaboration
In promotion of the second season of the Netflix Original series The Naked Director, which launched worldwide on June 24, the Shibuya 5G Entertainment Project is teaming up with the series to hold a stamp rally around the city of Shibuya, combining the real world with the virtual by using AR technology. Viewers of the series need to head to various locations around Shibuya and can scan QR codes which will display various references to The Naked Director along with voiced quotes from the series. Those who visit all the spots and collect all the virtual stamps will also enter for a chance to win some exclusive merchandise.
Shibuya’s giant screens are displaying The Naked Director as part of the promotion, and Takayuki Yamada himself has recorded new lines for it. The AR collaboration isn’t only happening in Shibuya either – the official website is hosting a Japan nationwide AR experience too amongst other things.
The Naked Director x Shibuya 5G Entertainment Project
Official Website: https://shibuya5g.org/article/tnd2/
Netflix released its original sci-fi anime series Eden worldwide on May 27. The series is created by Justin Leach (Ghost in the Shell 2) with Yasuhiro Irie (Fullmetal Alchemist) as director and Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop) as concept designer. Available in both Japanese with subtitles and an English dub, it follows the story of two robots, E92 (Kentaro Ito/David Tennant) and A37 (Kyōko Hikami/Rosario Dawson) who raise Sara (Marika Kouno/Ruby Rose Turner), the last human child.
A special online event was held in Japan on May 26, the day before the anime dropped on the streaming service, to promote its release. The voice cast for the main trio—Kentaro Ito, Kyōko Hikami, and Marika Kouno—added the event along with director Yasuhiro Irie. The event featured a virtual recreation of the place where Sara first meets E92 and A37, as well as the robots themselves making an appearance.
“At first, I was aiming to make something fun and interesting as entertainment,” explains Irie, “but when was I considering what the most important things to us would be, it would be those things that are obvious and immediate to us. So I felt like I had to turn it into something which conveyed that.” Kouno, who plays the last human child Sara, said: “It felt like heresy for her to have been raised by robots, but Sara herself is an ordinary, innocent girl. She feels love from her robot mum and dad, so I feel like she’s been raised as a normal girl. Even in a world like this, love doesn’t change.”
The series director Irie was asked if they were to continue the series, were there more episodes they wanted to add. “The events in the world of this story go back much longer – it had a longer setting. Things that weren’t included in the series, such as what happened at Eden 2, and how Sara awoke in this world, are included in Justin Leach’s script, so I think it would be possible to put it on the big screen.”
Japanese actor Shinsuke Kasai, who also hosted the event, described the series: “It seems like a cute series, but I felt a hint of of Nausicaä [from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind] inside Sara’s braveness.” Kasai asked Kouno if she felt the same. “She certainly doesn’t seem to have any concept of living beings or inorganic substances,” replied Kouno. She continues: “She seems robots as the same as her—as human. What we see as clearly human she sees from a different perspective.”
Why, in this natural world of Eden where only robots exist, are humans considered evil? What is the mystery behind Eden, a world where Sara, loved and raised by E92 and A37, stands as the only human? Head on over to Netflix to find out.
Released: May 27, 2021
Netflix Official Website: https://www.netflix.com/
Summer is right around the corner, so if you’re looking for a new batch of anime to watch from June onwards, we’ve got you covered – from Netflix Originals airing next month to ongoing series and more.
Netflix Original anime series airing June 2021
Record of Ragnarok | Airing: Worldwide from June 17
Record of Ragnarok is a manga series written by Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui and illustrated by Ajichika which has over 60 million copies in circulation. Netflix has licensed the series for an anime adaptation. Warner Bros. Japan describes the series: “Every 1000 years, all the Gods of the world gather in heaven to attend the ‘Conference of Mankind Survival.’ All the Gods agree to bring an ultimate end to mankind due to their past foolish acts but before the final verdict is made, Brunhild, the eldest of the 13 Valkyrie sisters make an objection. ‘To spice things up, why donʼt you test humans?’ Her proposal was to have God vs Humanityʼs final struggle also known as the ‘Ragnarok,’ where all the Gods from the world and champions from the entire human history enters 1 on 1 battle. The first team to win 7 battles out of 13 will be the winner.”
Trese | Airing: Worldwide from June 11
The Filipino graphic novel Trese is receiving an anime adaptation. It’s set in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, where dark supernatural forces permeate the criminal underworld. It’s up to lead character Alexandra Trese to keep things at bay, but there’s a storm brewing.
Anime series airing in June 2021
Tokikaku Kawaii (Fly Me to the Moon) | Airing: June 1 (Japan) | Also available on Crunchyroll
The anime adaptation of Kenjiro Hata’s (Hayate the Combat Butler) manga series Tonikaku Kawaii is heading to Netflix.
On his way home from school, Nasa Yuzaki’s eyes fall upon a beautiful girl across the street. Fixated on her, he goes to approach her and is nearly hit by a truck. The girl’s swift action however saves his life. Injured by the ambulance, he watches as she walks away, but determined to not let this chance meeting end, he chases after her and asks her out. She agrees but has but one condition: that they get married. Nasa decides not to go to high school in order to look for the girl he met two years ago. One day, the girl suddenly shows up on his doorstep with a marriage certificate.
Boys Over Flowers (Episodes 1-26) | Airing: June 1 (Japan)
Any fan of shojo manga will know Yoko Kamio’s series Boys Over Flowers. The series has spawned multiple live-action adaptations around Asia, a movie, and of course an anime. Eitoku Academy is a prestigious school catering to upper class children. It’s run by the F4 (“Flower Four”), four young men from the wealthiest families in Japan. The story follows the relationship between Tsukushi, a teenage girl from a middle class family, and Tsukasa, the leader of the F4.
Other must-watch ongoing anime from spring 2021 before summer hits
Tokyo Revengers | Airing: Every Sunday | Also available on Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll describes the series: “Takemichi Hanagaki is a freelancer that’s reached the absolute pits of despair in his life. He finds out that the only girlfriend he ever had, in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, had been killed by the ruthless Tokyo Manji Gang. The day after hearing about her death, he’s standing on the station platform and ends up being pushed over onto the tracks by a herd of people. He closes his eyes thinking he’s about to die, but when he opens his eyes back up, he somehow has gone back in time 12 years. Now that he’s back living the best days of his life, Takemichi decides to get revenge on his life.”
DON’T TOY WITH ME, MISS NAGATORO | Airing: Every Sunday | Also available on Crunchyroll
One day, Senpai visits the library and ends up becoming the target of Hayase Nagatoro, a super sadistic girl who enjoys teasing, tormenting, and tantalising him. She’s the only one who has any interest in him, but she is relentlessly cruel towards him.
Dragon Goes House-Hunting | Airing: Every Sunday | Also available on Funimation
The series follows Letty, who’s just no good at being a dragon. So much so that his parents kick him out of the house. Letty is on the road looking for a new house, but finds it no place for a legendary creature like a dragon where dwarves and other mythical creatures want a piece of him. He is joined by an elvish architect on his quest to find a new home.
How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω | Airing: Every Monday | Also available on Crunchyroll
Season two of the anime adaptation of the light novel series written by Yukiya Murasaki and illustrated by Takahiro Tsurusaki. Crunchyroll describes the series: “Sakamoto Takuma was so strong in the MMORPG Cross Reverie that his fellow players came to call him the ‘demon lord.’ One day, he gets summoned to another world in his avatar form, and meets two girls who both insist that they’re the one who summoned him. They cast a spell used to enslave summoned beasts on him, but that activates his unique ability, Magic Reflect, and the girls end up being the ones put under the spell! And thus begins the otherworldly adventure of a demon lord (pretend) who blazes his own trail through overwhelming power.”
To Your Eternity | Airing: Every Tuesday | Also available on Crunchyroll
To Your Eternity is a manga series written and illustrated by Yoshitoki Ōima who is also known for A Silent Voice. Crunchyroll describes the series: “In the beginning, an ‘orb’ is cast unto Earth. ‘It’ can do two things: change into the form of the thing that stimulates ‘it’; and come back to life after death. ‘It’ morphs from orb to rock, then to wolf, and finally to boy, but roams about like a newborn who knows nothing. As a boy, ‘it’ becomes Fushi. Through encounters with human kindness, Fushi not only gains survival skills, but grows as a ‘person.’ But his journey is darkened by the inexplicable and destructive enemy Nokker, as well as cruel partings with the people he loves.”
The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent | Airing: Every Wednesday | Also available on Funimation
One evening, Sei Takanashi returns home from a long day at work after doing overtime when she is suddenly summoned to a magical new world. There, she’s able to lead her ideal life of leisure studying spells and perfecting potions at the Medicinal Flora Research Institute while helping people with their problems. However, she finds keeping a low profile a difficult task as her magical power becomes omnipotent. Can she hide away in this fantasy forever?
SSSS.DYNAZENON | Airing: Every Friday | Also available on Funimation
SSSS.DYNAZENON is a continuation of SSSS.GRIDMAN. and is co-made by Studio Trigger and Tsuburaya Productions. Both series make up part of the ‘GRIDMAN UNIVERSE.’ The series sees the appearance of a kaiju followed by the entry of the gigantic robot, Dynazenon, which leads Gauma to reveal his secret of being a ‘kaiju user.’
Be sure to also check out SSSS.GRIDMAN.
My Hero Academia Season 5 | Airing Every Saturday | Also available on Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll describes the series: “In a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered ‘quirk,’ Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not enough to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies.” Season 5 focuses on a team battle between classes 1-A and 1-B.
Be sure to check out seasons 1-4.
Catch all the latest anime series this spring and summer.
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Netflix Announces Original Anime Series ‘Eden’ Launching Worldwide This Spring
03.April.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Netflix has announced that its upcoming original anime series Eden will hit the streaming service worldwide on May 27.
The series is created by Justin Leach (Ghost in the Shell 2) with Yasuhiro Irie (Fullmetal Alchemist) as director and Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop) as concept designer. It follows the story of two robots, E92 (Kentaro Ito) and A37 (Kyōko Hikami) who raise the last human child.
Netflix describes the series: “Thousands of years into the future, there are no more humans. Only robots live in the mechanical metropolis, “Eden 3″. Or so they thought… One day, two farming robots find a young human girl in the city. The decision they make will change everything…”
Eden | Teaser Trailer | Netflix
“We wanted to put time and effort into showcasing how E92 and A37 become parents for the first time,” explains Leach. “Their bonds as parents and child deepen as they raise Sara. They all grow emotionally, they love, and they themselves are loved.” (Comment translated from Japanese by MMN)
Irie describes the series as “Enjoyable entertaining” and that “it will get your heart racing.” He also describes the animation as “powerful” and says the story has “unexpected developments,” as well as the characters being “charming.”
Sara is voiced by Marika Kouno who is known for voicing Rin Kohana in Seiyu’s Life and Silence Suzuka in Uma Musume Pretty Derby. “Sara wakes up in a wild resided solely by robots,” she explains. “She grows and matures as they watch over her. The feelings she has for her precious existence, as well as her curiosity and strong will, are tied to this grand story.” (Comment translated from Japanese by MMN)
You can catch Eden when it hits Netflix worldwide on May 27, 2021.
Release Date: May 27, 2021
Thousands of years into the future, there are no more humans. Only robots live in the mechanical metropolis, “Eden 3”. Or so they thought… One day, two farming robots find a young human girl in the city. The decision they make will change everything… (Netflix)
YouTube Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDz6kMGVAuY&ab_channel=Netflix
Netflix Anime BLUE REFLECTION RAY’s Ending Theme to be Performed by ACCAMER
It has been announced that Japanese singer ACCAMER will perform the ending theme Saishin for the upcoming anime series BLUE REFLECTION RAY will will premiere on April 9 on MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS’s Animeism programming block. The series will follow the story of the role-playing game Blue Reflection which was developed by Gust and released in 2017.
Check out the promotional video for the anime adaptation below.
ACCAMER recently performed the ending theme Be Down for B: The Beginning Succession, the second season of the anime series B: The Beginning which premiered on Netflix on March 18, 2021.
BLUE REFLECTION RAY will be available to watch to anime fans outside Japan from April 9 on Funimation in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Mexico and Brazil; on AnimeLab in Australia and New Zealand; and on Wakanim in France, Germany, Russia, and Scandinavian countries.
The ending theme Saishin was written and composed by syudou, who also wrote and composed Ado’s Usseewa, and arranged by TomoLow who is known for working with up-and-coming artists milet and EISYU.
ACCAMER | Comment
“syudou worked on the lyrics and composition of Saishin, while TomoLow is on board for the arrangement. The song starts off with some shocking lyrics: ‘I hate that me.’ It follows the anime’s story and also has some of my own thoughts in there. It’s so full of emotion that I couldn’t stop crying. I sang the song in a way that overlaps with both myself and the feelings that these girl Reflectors have [in the series]. I think it shows a new side to ACCAMER. I’m grateful to be associated with this wonderful work and am look forward to the premiere!”