Anime has grown leaps and bounds on Netflix over the years, be it a movie or a television series. And if I may, for a moment, keep Netflix out of this, Anime has had a widespread cultural and aesthetic impact on how we have reimagined the way filmmakers make movies based on popular comic books or manga. With the advent of anime, although not in a significant way, the focus of online web streaming services has definitely shifted from keeping a minimal to a substantial collection of anime movies and television shows. For example, on an average, Netflix has been adding 4-5 anime movies and television shows each month in 2018, and by the end of December 2018, they are expected to have close to 40 anime and television shows, and apparently, the trend is supposed to continue in 2019 and 2020, though there’s no official word yet on many series which are in their first or second seasons.
For a cartoon lover, anime and manga might not hold any water but for the lovers of anime/manga, it’s a world on its own. Speaking of which, cartoons, as the name suggests is palpable only by the kids and grown-ups may not find it of much value. Anime, on the other hand, can be consumed by adults as well. Manga is nothing but the comic-book equivalents for animes. With that made clear, Netflix generally doesn’t disclose all that’s going to be on the table for the upcoming months, let alone the upcoming years. For example, Netflix only lines out a few days or a month’s worth of upcoming flicks, if not more. Press releases are only to communicate the tentative dates of what’s gonna come when, but that’s too uncertain as it is. With the expertise available at hand, we’ve scanned the sources at our disposal and have some credible information on what’s going to be the scenario on anime flicks and television series. A word of advice – this ISN’T an official list of upcoming Netflix anime, so don’t pay much heed to the timelines, as they’re going to be on Netflix sooner than later and until then, things are tentative. Here’s the list of upcoming new and renewed anime on Netflix that will stream in 2019 and 2020.
1. Godzilla Part 3: Hoshi Wo Kuu Mono (January 2019)
Already released in Japan in November 2018, the king of monsters is all set to rock everyone’s world yet again. The film will be titled Godzilla: Hoshi Wo Kuu Mono and after the second instalment Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle which came in recently, the third one is eagerly awaited. Set in the dystopian future, while the first instalment showcased humans fighting the formidable monster, the second one has Mechagodzilla up against the Houtua tribesmen. The word in the street is that the third instalment will feature even the more imposing King Ghidorah and Haruo is yet to come out of trouble.
2. Cannon Busters (March 2019)
Based on the book series of the same name, ‘Cannon Busters’ is the telltale of S.A.M., a friendship droid, set in the land of Gearbolt. The high-end S.A.M. is joined by a weary, outdated maintenance robot Casey and a fugitive Philly the Kid. The three of them are looking for S.A.M.’s best buddy who is the heir to a kingdom that is undergoing a siege. March 2019 seems too far away, doesn’t it?