Netflix Unveils Spring Anime Slate

After the incredible success that was Devilman Crybaby, Netflix took to the Akiba Theater in Tokyo, announcing plans for several new and classic anime being added to the service across Spring 2019. The announcement of Neon Genesis Evangelion being added to the service was an especially fantastic treat.

On top of the trailer for Neon Genesis Evangeion (seen above), it was revealed that Evangelion: Death True and The End of Evangelion will also be launching on Netflix. we were also shown trailers for Ultraman, and Rilakkuma and Kaoru, as well as premiere dates for 7SEEDS and Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac. Hit the jump for a look at the others.

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Saint Seiya: Cosmo Fantasy Now Available on iOS/Android

In a pretty surprising, but wonderful twist, Bandai Namco has announced that Saint Seiya: Cosmo Fantasy is now available worldwide on iOS and Android mobile devices.

In Saint Seiya: Cosmo Fantasy, players form a team of five Saints, with over 100 characters immediately available. They then go through various storylines inspired by the series. There are single and multiplayer modes, with the competitive mode letting you venture into an arena to try and win various themed battles with stipulations across different modes.

Netflix Announces its Upcoming Anime Lineup

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At an event in Tokyo this morning, Netflix has revealed their massive lineup of anime, and it’s quite a showcase of top talent, and franchises. Netflix outlined a slate of 13 movies and series that it plans to bring to the service in Japan and over the next couple of years.

This includes revivals of Go Nagai’s legendary anime/manga series Devilman and Masami Kurumada’s Saint Seiya, as well as the previously announced Godzilla: Monster Planet. Hit the jump for the full lineup, as well as trailers of select properties that are available.

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Saint Seiya Getting Live-Action Film

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Eiga.com is reporting that Toei Animation has reached an agreement with Chinese distribution company A Really Good Film Company, to co-produce a live-action film based on their classic Saint Seiya franchise. The film is being directed by Polish director Tomasz Bagiński, who previously directed the Academy Award-nominated short, Katedra. Toei Animation’s Yoshiyuki Ikezawa and Kozo Moroshita will serve as producer and executive producer, respectively.

Saint Seiya was previously released in North America as Knights of the Zodiac, which was admittedly one of the first anime, alongside Voltron, that I was initially exposed to. Though, it wouldn’t be until Dragonball Z, that it became an infatuation for me.