Netflix Announces New Series, Renewals at Anime Expo

Netflix announced two new anime series, the renewal of “Aggretsuko” for a second season, as well as dates and first look images for upcoming series as part of its panel at Anime Expo in Los Angeles.

New series and renewals include “Ultraman,” launching in spring 2019; “Kengan Ashure,” due in 2019; “Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle,” launching on July 18; “Dragon Pilot,” due Sept. 21; “Castlevania” season 2, premiering Oct. 26; and “Cannon Busters,” due April 1, 2019.

At the event, Netflix director of content for Japan and anime John Derderian moderated a panel featuring anime creators LeSean Thomas (“Cannon Busters”), Adi Shankar (“Castlevania”) and Shinji Higuchi (“Dragon Pilot”).

“As Netflix has grown around the world we have been astounded by the broad reach and great depth of anime fandom,” Derderian said of the upcoming projects, according to Netflix. “We are partnering with the best global creators to produce a diverse slate of shows that we hope will excite the boundless passion of anime fans and make Netflix a premier destination for this beloved art form.”