Geeked Week, Netflix’s virtual event for fandoms of different genres, has gone under the radar for its inaugural edition, but the five-day virtual event has dropped a few bombs regarding what the streaming platform has in store. reserve for the coming months.
Held from June 7-11, the online event consisted of an array of exclusive news, celebrity appearances and exciting previews. Day 4, however, is dedicated to the next animated films that will be released soon, namely Japanese anime.
You can watch the full three hours of the event above, or on Netflix’s YouTube channel, which also includes an appearance by Netflix’s Anime Ambassador. N-ko. Here are the highlights that are worth watching.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway
Netflix has revealed that the latest installment in the Gundam franchise is coming “soon.” Like the new Sailor Moon movie, the movie will be available on the platform anywhere outside of Japan. If, like us, you can’t access the movie on Netflix due to regional restrictions, don’t be discouraged – ‘Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’ has just released in local theaters today and will likely screen throughout. summer.
Brilliant: samurai soul
Directed by Kyohei Ishiguro, this anime set in Meiji, Japan is a sequel to the 2017 live-action film, “Bright,” starring Will Smith. In this fantasy film, a ronin named Izo and an orc named Raiden team up to escort an elf maiden to her people in the north. Along the way, the protagonists must fight criminals who will do anything to steal the elf’s mystical wand.
This spooky horror series will be based on a new novel by Otsuichi (pen name of Hirotaka Adachi). Netflix has only released one poster for the title, which is described as a space horror series, but with characters designed by Final Fantasy’s Yoshitaka Amano, the show already looks very promising.
Make my day
Another exciting intergalactic title is “Make My Day”, created by Yasuo Ohtagaki (“Mobile Suit Thunderbolt”). It will be a feature film and will take place on a mysterious planet covered in ice. The planet is inhabited by humans, but the population is suddenly threatened when bestial creatures begin to emerge from the subsoil and attack them.
Netflix has yet to announce the release dates for these features, but we’ll let you know as soon as they are revealed. In the meantime, check out our three best animated films premiering in Japan this summer.
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