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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Netflix mostly seems to be getting a bunch of buzz for their stellar live-action TV programming, and their burgeoning original film slate. However, one aspect of their original shows that is often overlooked is their anime. From shows like Ajin: Demi-Human to Little Witch Academia, they have a growing slate of originals that’s sure to make the folks over at Crunchyroll at least a little bit jealous.

Apparently, the streaming service has been stockpiling trailers, because they just dropped four trailers for upcoming anime series Fate/Apocrypha, Kakegurui, A.I.C.O. Incarnation, and DEVILMAN crybaby.

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This is another step in Netflix’s plan to bring more anime content to their service.

“We expect to grow anime viewing, here in Japan and the rest of the world as we continue to invest in high-quality content,” Greg Peters, Netflix’s chief product officer told CNET. These trailers are but a taste of what’s to come.

Fate/Apocrypha

An unprecedented Great Holy Grail War begins…

Fourteen Heroic Spirits gather for an apocryphal Holy Grail War. In a city called Fuyuki, seven magi and their Heroic Spirits once clashed in a Holy Grail War. But amid the chaos of the Second World War, a magus made off with the Grail. Decades later, the Yggdmillennia clan holds the Grail high and secedes from the Mage’s Association, declaring their independence. Angered by the move, the Association sends assassins after them, only to have them wiped out by a Yggdmillennia Servant. The choice is made to fight Servants with Servants, and the Holy Grail War system is expanded to two factions of seven Servants each. A Holy Grail War of unprecedented scale — a Great Holy Grail War — begins in Trifas, Romania.

Kakegurui

Live. Bet your life on it.

There is one absolute rule in gambling — at the end of the day, there is a winner and a loser. The winner gains riches and prestige, while the loser is branded a failure and left with nothing. In the silence leading up to the moment that separates winners and losers, instincts are sharpened and desires reach the point of ecstasy. This is a harsh microcosm of life in a capitalist society. Why are people captivated by a world filled with risk? What lies beyond the madness? As the class system of modern society crumbles, an unprecedented adrenaline-pumping anime sweeps the world.

A.I.C.O. Incarnation

“You… are not human now.” Bones, the animation studio behind such world-renowned titles as “Psalms of Planets EUREKA SEVEN” and “My Hero Academia,” and Kazuya Murata, director of “Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet” and “Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos” team up to present an original bio sci-fi action series. In Japan in the year 2035, an accident known as the “Burst” occurs during a research project, spawning an out-of-control artificial life form called “Matter” that has spread throughout the Kurobe Gorge. The research city that was once hailed as the hope for humanity is cordoned off by the government. Two years later, 15-year-old Aiko Tachibana, who lost her family in the Burst, learns something unbelievable from Yuya Kanzaki, a new student at her school. A secret is hidden within her body, and the answer to the puzzle lies at the “Primary Point” that was the center of the Burst. When boy meets girl with the fate of humanity in their hands, what new truth will come to light? Only on Netflix in Spring 2018.

DEVILMAN crybaby

Nobody knows the real Devil.

To mark the 50th year of Go Nagai’s career, his hit series “Devilman” returns as “Devilman Crybaby.” Lauded as an “eternal masterpiece” that could never be completely recreated in moving images, the entirety of Devilman will finally be portrayed in Devilman Crybaby. The director is Masaaki Yuasa, the world-renowned creator known for his work on many high-quality titles such as “Ping Pong the Animation” and “Mind Game.” The series will also feature a screenplay by Ichiro Okouchi and music by Kensuke Ushio. A team of Japan’s top creators gathers to take on the anime adaptation of a legendary manga.


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SOURCE: Netflix, CNET

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.