Streaming platform Netflix announced new anime series for its Anime Lineup for 2021.
Thermae Romae Novae
A new anime series based on Mari Yamazaki’s Thermae Romae manga will debut on Netflix in 2021. The new anime, titled Thermae Romae Novae, is being produced by animation studio NAZ (Id:Invaded, Hamatora The Animation) and will feature new stories written by Yamazaki.
Yamazaki serialized the comedy historical manga in Comic Beam from January 2008 to March 2013. Enterbrain published the manga in six volumes between November 2009 and June 2013. DLE—in cooperation with Gonzo—produced a short television anime in Winter 2012.
Tsuina Miura (Ajin) and Takahiro Oba’s Tenkuu Shinpan (High-rise Invasion) manga is getting an anime series, scheduled to stream on Netflix in February 2021. Avex Digital opened an official website for the anime, revealing staff, cast, two key visuals (pictured), and a teaser promo.
Miura and Oba ran the action mystery manga in DeNA’s Manga Box application between December 2013 and April 2019. The Tenkuu Shinpan Arrive sequel manga began in Kodansha’s Magazine Pocket website last July. The fifth volume will ship on November 9.
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Rilakkuma to Yuuenchi
A new stop-motion anime series starring stationery company San-X’s Rilakkuma character will premiere on Netflix under the title Rilakkuma to Yuuenchi (Rilakkuma’s Theme Park Adventure).
Created by illustrator Aki Kondo, San-X launched the Rilakkuma character in 2003. The 13-episode Rilakkuma to Kaoru-san (Rilakkuma and Kaoru) stop-motion anime produced by dwarf streamed on Netflix last April.
An anime adaptation of Kousuke Oono’s Gokushufudou (The Way of the Househusband) manga will debut on Netflix in 2021. Voice actor Kenjirou Tsuda (Mugen no Juunin: Immortal) is starring as the protagonist Tatsu.
Chiaki Kon (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Nodame Cantabile: Paris-hen) is directing the anime series at J.C.Staff (Prison School, Amanchu!). Susumu Yamakawa (Back Street Girls: Gokudolls) is credited for the series composition.
Oono launched the comedy slice of life manga in Kurage Bunch in February 2018. Shinchosha will publish the seventh volume on November 9. A live-action drama adaptation of the manga premiered in Japan on October 11 and will air for ten episodes.
Vampire in the Garden
The previously announced Vampire in the Garden original anime series by Wit Studio will premiere on Netflix worldwide in 2021. The presentation also revealed new staff.
Once, vampires and humans lived in harmony. Now, a young girl and a vampire queen will search for that Paradise once again. In the divided world of the future, two girls want to do the forbidden: the human wants to play the violin, and the vampire wants to see a wider world.
The presentation revealed additional staff members, a key visual (pictured), and promotional video for the Godzilla: S.P (Godzilla: Singular Point) anime series. The anime will air on Tokyo MX and stream worldwide exclusively on Netflix in Spring 2021, beginning first with Japan.
The presentation revealed new staff and reprising cast members for the second season of B: The Beginning. The new season, titled B: The Beginning Succession, will debut on Netflix in Spring 2021.
Itsurou Kawasaki (Fukigen na Mononokean Tsuzuki) is directing the second season at Production I.G, replacing Yoshiki Yamakawa. Akane Yano (Ryuuou no Oshigoto!) and Hideoki Kusuma (Grand Blue) are joining the staff as character designers alongside the original creator Kazuto Nakazawa. Nakazawa is also returning as the chief director and chief animation director, and once again penning the season with Katsuya Ishida.
Voice actors Yuki Kaji, Hiroaki Hirata, Asami Seto, and Satomi Satou are reprising their roles as Kokuu, Keith Kazuma Flick, Lily Hoshina and Yuna, respectively.
The main cast and an updated teaser promo for the four-episode original anime series Eden were revealed at the presentation. The anime, originally slated for Fall 2020, is now set to premiere on Netflix in May 2021.
The sci-fi fantasy series Eden is set thousands of years in the future, where a city known as “Eden 3” is inhabited solely by robots whose former masters vanished a long time ago. On a routine assignment, two farming robots accidentally awaken a human baby girl from stasis questioning all they were taught to believe—that humans were nothing more than a forbidden ancient myth. Together, the two robots secretly raise the child in a safe haven outside Eden.
Netflix announced that the anime series Yasuke, which was announced in 2018, is scheduled to stream on Netflix in Spring 2021. The main character, Yasuke, will be voiced by actor Lakeith Stanfield (Uncut Gems).
The anime will be based on the story of Yasuke, the first African to become a samurai and bodyguard for Oda Nobunaga during the Sengoku period.
Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai
Netflix revealed that the anime adaptation of Hirohiko Araki’s Kishibi Rohan wa Ugokanai (Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan) spin-off manga will stream worldwide in Spring 2021. The fourth and latest episode of the original video anime was released on home media in Japan on March 25.
A new promotional video was revealed for David Production’s new anime adaptation of Hiroshi Takashige and Ryouji Minagawa’s Spriggan manga. The anime will begin streaming worldwide on Netflix in 2021.
Spriggan will make use of both traditional 2D and 3DCG animation. Hiroshi Kobayashi (Kiznaiver) is directing the series, featuring character designs by Shuuhei Handa (Little Witch Academia (TV), Uchuu Patrol Luluco chief animation director). Hiroshi Seko (Dorohedoro, Jujutsu Kaisen (TV)) is in charge of the series composition.