With a new batch of Voltron: Legendary Defender episodes hitting this weekend and a Death Note film in three weeks, it’s a good time for otaku to pay attention to Netflix. Evidently they concur, since a lot of new projects were announced last Wednesday:
- A new trailer for Devilman crybaby, giving us a first glimpse at how the human characters will be rendered.
- Just when we all assumed it had been quietly cancelled, Sword Gai has been confirmed for spring, simulcast via Netflix. Anything Keita Amemiya is a cause for excitement, and I hope this also prompts Viz to release the manga stateside.
- A 12-episode CG series based on Saint Seiya is also on the way. The Legend of Sanctuary movie was alright, so there’s some potential here, but I also sort of think they should just show the original.
- Netflix also picked up Cannon Busters (thankfully that’s getting a full series), and the new Baki adaptation. This is going to keep us busy!
- Pacific Rim: Uprising has been delayed a month to March 23. That’s sort of a bummer, but hopefully it means more time to work on the end product.
- The City Shrouded in Shadow confirmed Ultraman Tiga, Kyrieloid, Shamshel, Gyaos, Mothra, and Battra. No huge surprises there.
That’s really it for this week; it’s been a short one!