Streaming giant Netflix has ordered two new anime series, as well as renewing and setting premiere dates for others.
The two newest animes to hit Netflix are Ultraman and Kengan Ashura, and you can whet your appetite by reading their descriptions below:
Ultraman, which will launch in the spring, is an action drama centered on a man possessing the spirit and DNA of the legendary hero Ultraman as he wears a metallic ultra suit and fights against evil. Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki direct the series from Production I.G and Sola Digital.
Kengan Ashura, from Larx Entertainment, follows Kazuo Yamashita is an ordinary 56-year-old man who one day is summoned by the chairman of his company and hired as a gladiator. He learns that these hired gladiators engage in battles called Kengan Matches to protect the corporate rights of the businesses they represent. Kazuo is assigned to battle a mysterious Kengan fighter named Ohma Tokita. Both men join the Kengan Zetsumei Tournament with the hope of winning the spot as chairman of the Kengan Organization. Set for a 2019 launch, it’s directed by Seiji Kishi and written by Makoto Uezo.
As well as these new shows, Netflix has cemented launch dates and returning dates for others. Vampiric animation Castlevania will return October 26th, Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle will launch on July 18th, Dragon Pilot will launch on September 21st and Cannon Busters will launch on April 1st.
As for everyone’s favourite death metal panda, Aggretsuko is set to return for a second season next year. Check out the sizzle reel below: