Heads up, Otaku peeps! Netflix Anime Festival just announced five brand new original anime shows heading to the streaming platform next year!

If you think you’ve had enough of Anime series on Netflix, know that they unpacked a slew of new anime projects plus shared some updates on other series in various stages of production at the streamer’s bustling Tokyo headquarters.

To tell you, Anime has successfully cut through various content categories on Netflix. In line with that, they revealed the five newly announced projects such as Rilakkuma’s Theme Park Adventure, Thermae Romae Novae, High-Rise Invasion, Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan and The Way of the Househusband. The said fresh anime projects add to the diverse and never-before-seen catalog of stories straight from our creative home in Japan.

“In just four short years since launching our creative team in Tokyo, Netflix has expanded the reach and overall audience of anime – a category conventionally seen as niche. Given the success of shows such as Seven Deadly Sins and Baki, we are excited now more than ever to challenge ourselves to expand our aspirational anime programming for fans around the world.” -Taiki Sakurai, Netflix’s Chief Producer of Anime.

Those are a lot, right? But because of the increasing number of anime’s audience around the globe, there’s no doubt why Japan continually provide a wide array of new anime series. 

On top of that, there are anime like Seven Deadly Sins and BAKI proved great stories resonate with fans globally. In the past year, over 100 million households around the world chose to watch at least one anime title on Netflix growing by 50% year-over-year. 

“To do so, we will continue to invest in new talent, and promote diversity from within. We’re excited to announce welcoming Anand Varna, our second Gobelins Fellowship student to our Creative team through our successful multi-year program with the French institution,” he added.

What’s new?

Rilakkuma’s Theme Park Adventure

The production of the new series of Rilakkuma has been produced in stop-motion animation following the success of “Rilakkuma and Kaoru.” The series depicts an active day of incidents and meetings that take place when Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, Kiiroitori, and Kaoru go play in an amusement park that is about to close. 

Thermae Romae Novae

The very popular manga by Yamazaki Mari has been brought back to life in the present day in a new way (“Novae” means “new” in Latin). Based on the  manga, new episodes created by Mari Yamazaki will also appear. Lucius, a bath designer in the Roman Empire, accidentally slips back in time to present day Japan and learns about Japanese bath culture in this comedy.

High-Rise Invasion

Based on the manga by Miura Tsuina (Ajin) and Takahiro Oba (Box!), this is an unpredictable and frightening survival story set in high-rise buildings that don’t reach the ground. The protagonist, Yuri, decides to survive in order to destroy this illogical world and kill the enemy wearing the “mask”, but what will she do?


Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan

This series consists of four strange episodes that Kishibe Rohan, the manga artist from “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable,” saw and heard in a destination he visited to collect material for the manga. 

The Way of the Househusband

The evilest yakuza, Tatsu, is a legend in the underworld. He chose to walk away from the yakuza to become a full-time househusband! 

What’s more?

Of course, there were also teaser debuts for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, or Known as the gold standard of survival horror games with over 100 million units from the game series shipped worldwide, “Resident Evil” has now been transformed into a Netflix original CG anime series. Three years after 2017’s CG film “Resident Evil: Vendetta,” technology has further evolved, creating the groundwork for a new series in unprecedented full 3DCG animation.


Plus a kawai cast announcement of Eden, a completely new story from director Irie Yasuhiro and the creators of the world. This sci-fi fantasy follows Sarah, a girl raised by two robots, as she confronts the world.


Oh! What’s even more exciting is the graphic novel from the Philippines, ‘Trese’ that will be premiered next year as well! Yay! It follows the story of mythical creatures of Philippine folklore lives in and hiding amongst humans and Alexandra Trese finds herself going head to head with a criminal underworld composed of malevolent supernatural beings. 

Aren’t these new projects gives you goosebumps? Well, there’s really a lot of new shows Netflix prepared for us! So, don’t miss a thing!

What show you really want to see next year?

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