Netflix’s Geeked Week 2022 is well underway, and we’ve finally arrived at the moment we’ve all been waiting for – the anime announcements. We got quite a few this year, although the majority were concerning previously announced titles. WIT Studio’s Moonrise was one of the shocks (which has been dormant since the 2018 announcement).
The celebration will go all week. But, without further ado, let’s take a look at what’s been announced thus far, with more to follow!
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The highly anticipated Cyberpunk anime has finally given some new details. The adaptation will consist of ten episodes and will try to develop the Cyberpunk 2077 universe. A teaser trailer has been released:
Netflix describes the plot as:
The series tells a standalone, 10-episode story about a street kid trying to survive in Night City — a technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future. Having everything to lose, he stays alive by becoming an edgerunner — a mercenary outlaw also known as a cyberpunk.
Studio TRIGGER is animating the series, with CD Projekt Red, the studio behind the original game. Hioryuki Imaishi is directing, while P.T. Adamczyk is writing the script and producing. A key visual was revealed:
Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of Macabre
The previously announced Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of Macabre anime is set to air in 2023, and Junji ito himself took the time to introduce it to the fans. The anime will focus on stories about Tomie, Souichi, and The Hanging Balloons.
Tow Ubukata’s Moonrise was announced in 2018, along with a novel that was published in the same year. Not much was known about the project other than the fact that WIT Studio will animate it. However, during Netflix Geeked Week 2022 a key visual was revealed, along with the director’s name – Masashi Koizuka.
Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh
Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 1 is coming to Netflix this December. A special visual by Suzuki Nakaba that features the character designs for the movie was revealed:
Uncle From Another World
Uncle From Another World is going to be a Netflix exclusive. The anime will begin airing in Japan on July 6, 2022, and will be available on Netflix worldwide “soon” – according to the announcement made during Geeked Week. The anime also revealed a new key visual, along with a trailer:
Exception is a horror title that was announced during last year’s Geeked events. The anime features story by Hirotaka Adachi and character designs by Final Fantasy’s Yoshitaka Amano. Now, nearly a year later we finally got a first look at the art and story:
The latest in line of animated series that Netflix refers to as anime, even if they aren’t produced in Japan, is Skull Island, first announce during Geeked Week 2022. The series is based on the King Kong story and has revealed a teaser:
Here’s your first glimpse at Skull Island, a new anime series about a group of explorers that find themselves on a collision course with strange beasts, terrifying Titans and the most mysterious island the world has ever known! Coming to @Netflix. #Monsterverse #KongSkullIsland pic.twitter.com/ptMxU9h9Ir— Kong: Skull Island (@kongskullisland) June 8, 2022