Netflix Announces Anime Series Bases on Pacific Rim and Altered Carbon

Joann Johnston
November 9, 2018

And now, Netflix is taking it one step further with a new anime series based on Trese, a Filipino graphic novel created by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo. "And the prosperity of Netflix's anime shows has to be aligned with the prosperity of Japanese anime generally".

After a successful season of live-action television, Netflix sci-fi hit Altered Carbon is getting the anime treatment. The former comes from the minds of Craig Kyle (Thor: Ragnarok) and Greg Johnson (X-Men: Evolution), who will serve as co-showrunners, while the latter is a spin-off feature from Cowboy Bebop writer Dai Sato and Tsukasa Kondo. Perhaps even more exciting than the announcement of the project itself is the all-star creator behind the new movie.

The streaming giant has announced the development of five new Netflix anime titles, led by Pacific Rim and Altered Carbon, both anime adaptations of live-action properties. The episodic series will follow "an idealistic teenage boy and his naïve younger sister" who are on the search for their missing parents, venturing out into the unsafe world in an abandoned Jaeger.

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To direct is the series is Koichi Chigira who's previous work was on such titles as Last Exile and Full Metal Panic!

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In addition to the Pacific Rim and Altered Carbon projects, Netflix also announced a slew of other titles.

It's not the first time Netflix has delved into anime - the service is behind Devilman Crybaby, Sanrio series Aggretsuko, and the anime-inspired Castlevania and Neo Yokio. Finally, Trese is based on a graphic novel that tells the story of Alexandra Trese, a detective in Manila who specializes in crimes committed by supernatural beings from Philippine mythology. Executive producer is Jay Oliva ("Wonder Woman", "The Legend of Korra").

"Trese", based on the graphic novel of the same name created by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldissimo, is among the anime series Netflix is rolling out soon, Taito Okiura, director of global originals for anime, told reporters here.

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