Netflix continues to ramp up its anime production efforts. The latest announcement has the streaming service teaming up with Japanese companies Anima, Sublimation, and David Production to produce more original series, including some new reveals and a few previously-announced projects.
Among the new announcements is a Dragon’s Dogma anime, which will have Sublimation adapting Capcom’s action-RPG series. Other projects include Anima’s Altered Carbon: Resleeved and David Production’s take on SPRIGGAN—which we posted about earlier this week—as well as Production I.G’s Ghost in the Shell: SAC _2045, WIT STUDIO’s Vampire in the Garden, and Bones’ Super Crooks, based on the comic written by Mark Millar and illustrated by Leinil Francis Yu.
Here’s a breakdown of each project from Netflix’s press release:
Altered Carbon: Resleeved – anima Inc.
This anime feature spin-off, set in the same universe of the Netflix original live-action sci-fi series (second season in production from Skydance Television), will explore new elements of the story mythology.
Dragon’s Dogma – Sublimation Inc.
Based on a world-famous action RPG set in an open world, Dragon’s Dogma from CAPCOM will be brought to life as a Netflix original anime series. The story follows a man’s journey seeking revenge on a dragon who stole his heart. On his way, the man is brought back to life as an ‘Arisen’. An action adventure about a man challenged by demons who represent the seven deadly sins of humans.
SPRIGGAN – David Production Inc.
Netflix original anime based on classic manga by Hiroshi Takashige, illustrated by Ryoji Minagawa. Edgy sci-fi battle action about a man with supernatural powers to seal historical remains.
Ghost in the Shell: SAC _2045 – Production I.G, Inc.
Created by Masamune Shiro, the sequel of much acclaimed Ghost In the Shell SAC series has come back as a full 3DCG anime series. Directors Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki and SOLA DIGITAL ARTS will collaborate once again following ULTRAMAN (streaming 1 April on Netflix). This is the first Ghost In the Shell series to be brought to fans with a double director.
Vampire in the Garden – WIT STUDIO
An original series by WIT STUDIO on two girls Momo and Fine from different backgrounds who meet by chance. A story about an unlikely friendship between human and vampire race that intertwines with the power or music.
Super Crooks – bones.inc
A story by Mark Millar and artist Leinil Francis Yu, the creators of Kick Ass and Wanted. Crime and thrills meets supernatural powers in this Millarworld title.