(SPOT.ph) More and more Filipino titles have been added to Netflix's slate recently. They join previous Netflix productions in Asia that include India's "Sacred Games", Japanese anime series "Devilman Crybaby, and Korean variety comedy "Busted".
We have no idea when Altered Carbon season two will be landing on Netflix, but the streaming giants have more than enough planned to keep us going in the meantime with a new anime series. The global streaming giant is making a significant push to expand its original content operations in the Asia region. Let us know in the comments! But the question is whether the new original anime series from Craig Kyle (Thor:Ragnarok) and Greg Johnson (X-Men: Evolution) can make the transition back to anime without seeming like a derivative story - there's a difference between seeing all those mecha anime tropes in a big bombastic blockbuster, and seeing it back in anime form, where dozens of other series follow the exact same narrative. The series comes for Legendary Entertainment, with Legendary also producing both del Toro's original 2013 Pacific Rim and its 2018 sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising. The episodic series will follow "an idealistic teenage boy and his naïve younger sister" who are on the search for their missing parents, venturing out into the unsafe world in an abandoned Jaeger.
With Japan ravaged by a war that saw magic and mechs used on the battlefield, a wandering ronin finds himself wielding a sword once again as he fights to protect a child who is being hunted by sinister forces.
LeSean Thomas (Children of Ether, Cannon Busters, The Boondocks) is credited as creator, director, and executive producer for Yasuke, and Flying Lotus is composing the music and serving as executive producer. The story is based upon Philippine folklore of mythical creatures that live in hiding amongst humans. The first is set in post-apocalyptic Japan where a young couple is struggling to survive in the world, the second is an original anime inspired by a samurai of African origin, with Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Death Note) as one of the voice actors, while the third is based on a Philippine graphic novel with DC animation series veteran Jay Oliva as executive producer. It was produced by Shanty Harmayn and Tanya Yuson at BASE Entertainment, a studio based in Jakarta and Singapore.