Returning to Anime Expo, North America's biggest fan event for all
things Japanese pop culture, Netflix showcased their diverse slate of upcoming
anime and live action adaptations, including fan-favorites like PLUTO or
BEASTARS FINAL SEASON as well as news and talent appearances for the highly
anticipated stop motion series Pokémon Concierge, live action adaptations:
Bucket list of the Dead and ONE PIECE.
Hosting the ‘From Japan to the World’ J-Content presentation in front
of over 3,000 fans at the Main Events Stage, the panel featured the newly
announced Pokémon Concierge (December, 2023) series star Non, who will voice
the lead character Haru in the Japanese version, and who delighted fans with a
behind the scenes look at the upcoming series and newly presented teaser art.
The story about Haru’s adventures at the Pokémon Resort will join an ever-expanding
slate of J-Content. This includes previously announced titles like BEASTARS
FINAL SEASON (Coming Soon), whose main character Legoshi surprised fans onstage
with a first look at some of the character designs for the upcoming and final
Netflix also gave fans and press a new glimpse at upcoming project
PLUTO (October 26, 2023), an anime adaptation of the legendary manga of the
same name by Naoki Urasawa. Coming all the way from Tokyo, anime legend Masao
Maruyama excited fans with insights into his decade-spanning career in the
industry and what makes the upcoming PLUTO project so special, before
presenting a brand-new teaser trailer for the series.
Fans also heard from the stars of upcoming zombie-comedy flick Zom 100:
Bucket list of the Dead (August 3, 2023), with co-creator of the original manga
Kotaro Takata and lead-actor Eiji Akaso presenting the first teaser trailer,
while joking about 100 things they’d do before the zombie apocalypse would take
Before wrapping up the panel, fans were additionally treated to a
special video message by the cast of the highly-anticipated ONE PIECE live
action series (August 31, 2023), in which series lead Iñaki Godoy took viewers
to a special meeting with legendary voice actor Mayumi Tanaka, revealing that
the original voice cast of the long-running anime series will reprise their
roles for the Japanese dub of the upcoming series.
For more updates, stay tuned to Films & TV World.