Netflix Expands Its Anime Content In 2019 – Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ultraman, Rilakkuma & Kaoru And More
During an event at Akiba Theatre in Tokyo last night, Netflix revealed a new line-up of Anime shows which will be coming to the streaming platform in 2019.
Joining Netflix’ ever-growing slate of Anime from some of the best creators in the world, as well as a chance to revisit some of the most beloved stories they already know and love. This includes ‘Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac’, ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’, ‘Ultraman’, and ‘Rilakkuma & Kaoru’. You can see more details about the upcoming shows below.
Ultraman – Premieres Monday, 1st April 2019
Several years have passed since the events of Ultraman, with the legendary “Giant of Light” (???? Hikari no Kyojin) now a memory, as it is believed he returned home after fighting the many giant aliens that invaded the Earth. Shin Hayata’s son Shinjiro seems to possess a strange ability, and it is this ability, along with his father’s revelation that he was Ultraman, that leads Shinjiro to battle the new aliens invading the Earth as the new Ultraman.
Rilakkuma and Kaoru – Premieres Friday, 19th April 2019
When a woman in her thirties begins sharing her apartment with a soft toy bear that has decided to take up residence there, she finds that the secret to life is sometimes as simple as relaxing. One of the most popular characters in Japan comes to life in this stop-motion animation series.
7SEEDS – Premieres April 2019
In the immediate future, a giant meteorite has collided with earth. All living organisms, including mankind, have been wiped off the face of the planet. The government, who had foreseen this outcome, took measures to counter the worst-case scenario called Project 7SEEDS, in which five sets of seven young men and women were carefully selected and placed into teams. Each participant sought ways to survive on a deserted island.
Neon Genesis Evangelion – Premieres Spring 2019
A.D. 2015. Tokyo 3 is under attack by powerful creatures known as the Angels. The protagonist, Shinji Ikari, is chosen to pilot the Humanoid Decisive Weapon Evangelion — the only way for humanity to fight against the Angels. The battle for the fate of humanity starts now. What exactly are the Angels? What fate awaits the young pilots and humanity itself?
Besides ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’, ‘Evangelion: Death True²’ and ‘The End Of Evangelion’ will also be launching on Netflix.
Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac – Premieres Summer 2019
‘Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac’ follows modern-day adventures of young warriors called “Knights”, who are sworn protectors of the reincarnated Greek goddess Athena. Each Knight wears a powerful armour based on their chosen zodiac constellation, and are called Knights of the Zodiac. They aid Athena in her battle against powerful Olympian gods who are bent on destroying the humankind.
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