Back in August, Netflix announced that they're adding 12 new anime series and a Godzilla anime film. 11 titles were revealed back then so there was one being kept in the shadows. Now, Netflix has shed the light for their Ezra Koenig's secret anime project that the streaming service will release: Neo Yokio.
Jaden Smith voices the lead character Kaz Kaan, and it looks like he's granted supernatural powers so he can battle demons in the futuristic city of Neo Yokio. The two-minute trailer shows a lot of action, including a look at glowing skulls and a mech buttler that accompanies Smith's character. It's appears that Kaz is also a lady's guy, and it looks like this anime will have mature themes but not on the hentai level.
Watch the anime trailer below:
As you can see, the animation style looks kind of bland and nothing really fascinated me as an anime fan. I hope their other future anime titles will look visually better.
Check out the official description of the anime series below:
Welcome to Neo Yokio, the greatest city in the world. It's the most populous urban agglomeration in North America, but its prestige does not merely stem from its size. Neo Yokio is a diverse labyrinth of cultural and architectural innovation at the forefront of global fashion and finance.
All of this is cold comfort to the lovesick Kaz Kaan (Jaden Smith), the youngest member of a family of "magistocrats" – pink-haired demon slayers who once liberated the city. Today, his demon-slaying is barely more than a side-hustle coordinated by his Aunt Agatha (Susan Sarandon) - Kaz himself would rather concern himself with shopping, field hockey and - of course – mending his broken heart.
Always by Kaz's side are his faithful mecha-butler, Charles (Jude Law), and his inseparable friends Lexy and Gottlieb (The Kid Mero and Desus Nice) as he navigates the complexities of life in Neo Yokio and tries to stay one step ahead of his arch-rival, Neo Yokio's number one most eligible bachelor, Arcangelo Corelli (Jason Schwartzman.)
Things take a mysterious turn when Kaz is drawn into the turbulent world of ex-fashion blogger Helena St. Tessero (Tavi Gevinson), setting in motion a sequence of events that force him to question everything he knows about Neo Yokio.
Neo Yokio will be available on Netflix September 22.
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