Netflix Signs Massive Package of New Anime Titles

Netflix and Hulu seem to be locked into an animation war. Hulu signed a massive deal with 20th Century Fox last month that brought many award-winning animated adult sitcoms to Hulu, including Futurama which had just recently disappeared from Netflix’s library. Netflix has been adding a wide range of animated titles itself, from the long-awaited adaptation of Castlevania to a new series from The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening. Now, Netflix has taken its addition of animation titles one step further by singing nearly a dozen new anime titles that will be sure to draw in a new audience to the streaming giant.

Netflix issued a press release this week announcing the new titles. They include:

  • Cannon Busters, a mystery tale set in a world inhabited by robots
  • Devilman Crybaby, a supernatural demon-hunting saga
  • B: The Beginning, a cyberpunk detective thriller
  • Sword Gai: the Animation, an epic fantasy saga about powerful magic weapons and humankind’s struggle to control them
  • A.I.C.O. Incarnation, a tale about a government cover-up of a powerful artificial intelligence run amok
  • Lost Song, a fantasy series about two princesses drawn together by their common ability to wield powerful magic songs
  • a new Rilakkuma series about the popular merchandise character
  • Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya, a fantasy tale combining the Chinese zodiac with Greek mythology
  • Baki, an underground martial arts revenge story
  • Kakegurui, a dystopian tale about a world obsessed with gambling
  • Fate/Apocrypha, a fantasy series about a Holy War between spirits and magi
  • Children of the Whales, a post-apocalyptic series about the world’s remaining survivors who sail the seas of sand aboard a massive ship
  • A new Godzilla anime film set in a future Earth overrun by giant monsters

Netflix’s new anime offering begin rolling out later this year and releases will continue through Spring 2018.