Netflix to Add the Drifting Dragons Anime in the United States on April 30, 2020

Netflix has announced on Twitter that the television anime of Taku Kuwabara’s Drifting Dragons (Kūtei Dragons) manga will premiere on the streaming service in the United States on April 30, 2020.

Tadahiro Yoshihira directed the anime at Polygon Pictures, and Makoto Uezu both wrote and oversaw the series scripts.

The series premiered on Japanese television on January 8, 2020.

Source: ANN

Netflix to Add the Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll Anime on April 2, 2020

Netflix has announced on Twitter that it will begin streaming Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll (Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jidō Shuki Ningyō), a side story to the Violet Evergarden anime, on April 2, 2020.

FUNimation Entertainment screened the anime with English subtitles in theaters in the United States from February 17-20, 2020.

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Sol Levante Anime to Premiere on Netflix on March 23, 2020

Netflix has announced that Netflix and Production I.G’s Sol Levante anime will debut on Netflix on March 23, 2020. The anime is an experimental project between Netflix and Production I.G to produce the first hand-drawn anime with 4K HDR quality.

The anime was originally planned to premiere in Fall 2019 through Netflix’s premium plan.

Netflix creative technology engineer Haruka Miyagawa is supervising, and Production I.G’s Akira Saitoh is directing the project. Saitoh previously stated regarding the project, “There are hurdles like equipment, and 4K and HDR are undeveloped fields in the industry.” Saitoh added, “As expressive people, we always search for a chance to produce videos that are more beautiful.”

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Netflix to Add the Hi Score Girl II Anime Outside of Japan and China on April 9, 2020

Warner Bros. Japan has announced that Hi Score Girl II, the second anime season based on Rensuke Oshikiri’s Hi Score Girl manga, will premiere on Netflix outside of Japan and China on April 9, 2020.

The nine-episode second season premiered in Japan on October 25, 2019

The first season of Hi Score Girl premiered on television in Japan in July 2018. Netflix began streaming the show outside of Japan in December 2018.

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Netflix Is Streaming the Pop Team Epic Anime With Half Episodes in the United States

Netflix is streaming the Pop Team Epic anime series with 11-minute episodes in the United States. The series’ 12 episodes are available with Japanese audio and English and French subtitles.

The anime’s full episodes are 23 minutes long each. Each episode has two main parts with much of the same content. The two parts have different voice actors, as well as some different content such as altered jokes.

Anime News Network has confirmed that the full 23-minute episodes of the anime are available on Netflix in Japan, but English subtitles are not available. Three television specials are also available to stream with the main series in Japan. Additionally, the site also confirmed that the Pop Team Epic is not available on Netflix in the Philippines.

Source: ANN

Netflix to Stream the One Piece Live-Action Series

Netflix has announced that it will exclusively stream the Hollywood live-action series adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga. The company revealed that the show’s first season will have 10 episodes, and that Oda will serve as an executive producer.

Tomorrow Studios, a partnership between producer Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios, is producing the live-action series. Matt Owens is the show’s writer. Steven Maeda and Becky Clements are executive producers.

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Netflix to Add the Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Film on February 27, 2020

The Pokemon Company International and Netflix have announced that Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution, the 22nd film in the Pokemon franchise, will premiere on Netflix worldwide outside of Japan and Korea on February 27, 2020.

The film’s Netflix release date coincides with Pokemon Day, the day commemorating the original launch of Pokemon Red and Pokemon Green in Japan on February 27, 1996.

Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution is a 3-D CG remake of Pocket Monsters: Mewtwo no Gyakushū, the 1998 film adapted into English as Pokemon: The First Movie.

The film opened in Japan and screened at Anime Expo in July 2019.

Source: ANN