Netflix has been known to release anime titles in the past, with many being exclusives to their platform, but they seem to be upping the amount of anime they'll be releasing next year in partnership with animation studios, like J.C. Staff, Orange, and Zero-G. The anime they released this year and last in particular, like Dorohedoro, Beastars, and The Great Pretender have me excited for what's to come in the future from them.
Check out all of the exclusive anime series we have to look forward to from Netflix in 2021 below, including Beastars, Season 2 and High-Rise Invasion!
Anime Exclusives Coming to Netflix in 2021
Beastars, Season 2
Synopsis: Legoshi accepts that he is a carnivore and vows to be strong for Haru. Although his school life has become peaceful again, something is missing. There is no sign of Louis in the school. One day, Legoshi realizes that if the killing case that happened six months ago is left unchecked, it will happen again. Legoshi decides to catch the criminal in order to save the life of his beloved Haru the herbivore. The Shishigumi, which should have been destroyed, begins to strengthen again. They welcomed a new boss, renamed themselves, and are now beginning to expand their power. With all of the trials to come, will Legoshi be able to protect that which he holds dear?
Source: Translated and paraphrased from Beastars’ official site.
Release date: Beastars 2nd season will be releasing at a TBD date on Netflix in January 2021.
The Way of the Househusband
Studio: J.C. Staff
Synopsis: This is the anime adaptation for the manga The Way of the Househusband created by Kousuke Oono. In the series, “the Immortal Dragon,” once the fiercest member of the yakuza and a legend in the underworld, leaves it all behind to walk a more honest path-- the path of the househusband. Comedy arises when Tatsu tackles new challenges, like supermarket sales and cooking, and adapts to his new life as a stay-at-home husband.
Release date: The Way of the Househusband is releasing on Netflix in 2021.
Synopsis: This is the anime adaption for the gory death-game manga High-Rise Invasion, which was created by Tsuina Miura (Ajin: Demi-Human) and Takahiro Oba (Box!). In the series, high school student Yuri Honjo finds herself lost in a strange and abnormal space surrounded by high-rise buildings that are connected by suspension bridges. Here "masked murderers" roam, killing their confused and terrified victims mercilessly. In order to survive this hellish world, Yuri is faced with a situation where it's either kill or be killed. She is determined to survive, but will she be able to make it out alive?
Read up on why High-Rise Invasion is one of my favorite horror manga to release so far!
Release date: High-Rise Invasion will be releasing on Netflix in February of 2021.
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan
Studio: David Production
Synopsis: Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan is a spin-off of Hirohiko Araki’s manga JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and it will consist of four episodes.
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan's manga is releasing with English translation in 2022!
Release date: Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan will be releasing on Netflix at a TBD date in Spring 2021.
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Synopsis: This is the 3rd part of the Baki Hanma series and it sees the story of the strongest parent-child fight in history come to a climax.
Release date: Baki Hanma will be releasing on Netflix at a TBD date.
Studio: David Production
Synopsis: This is an anime based off of the manga Spriggan by Hiroshi Takashige and Ryōji Minagawa. Netflix describes the series as follows: An ancient alien civilization’s relics on Earth hold dangerous powers. The ARCAM corporation’s Spriggan agents must keep them out of the wrong hands.
Seven Seas are releasing Deluxe Editions of the Spriggan manga in 2022!
Release date: Spriggan will be releasing on Netflix at a TBD date in 2021.
Godzilla: Singular Point
Studio: Bones, Orange
Synopsis: Godzilla: Singular Point is a completely original anime and storyline based on the Godzilla franchise with original character design by Kazue Katou (creator of the manga Blue Exorcist) and monster design by Eiji Yamamori, who’s previously worked on many Studio Ghibli films like Princess Mononoke.
Release date: Godzilla: Singular Point will be releasing on Netflix at a TBD date in April 2021.
Synopsis: Created by Justin Leach (“Ghost in the Shell 2”), Yasuhiro Irie (“Fullmetal Alchemist”) directs the story of robots raising the last human child. The upcoming sci-fi fantasy series Eden is set thousands of years in the future, where a city known as “Eden 3” is inhabited solely by robots whose former masters vanished a long time ago. On a routine assignment, two farming robots accidentally awaken a human baby girl from stasis questioning all they were taught to believe — that humans were nothing more than a forbidden ancient myth. Together, the two robots secretly raise the child in a safe haven outside Eden.
Release date: Eden was originally slated to release in the Fall of 2020 on Netflix, but it has been delayed to May 2021.
B: The Beginning Succession
Studio: Production I.G.
Synopsis: This is the second season of B: The Beginning. An official synopsis has yet to be released.
Release date: B: The Beginning Succession is scheduled to release on Netflix at a TBD date in 2021.
Synopsis: A village in danger, a mysterious child, warring daimyo, and the greatest ronin never known all clash in a Japan of magic and mechs. Learn the story of the first African samurai when LeSean Thomas’s Yasuke, voiced by Lakeith Stanfield, arrives next year.
Release date: Yasuke is releasing on Netflix at a TBD date in 2021.
Pacific Rim: The Black
Studio: Polygon Pictures
Synopsis: Long ago, humanity defeated the Kaiju. Now, they’re evacuating Australia. In 2021 join a pair of siblings and their battered, long-abandoned Jaegar as they battle across a continent of danger in Pacific Rim: The Black.
Release date: Pacific Rim: The Black is releasing on Netflix at a TBD date in 2021.
Vampire in the Garden
Studio: WIT Studio
Synopsis: Once, vampires and humans lived in harmony. Now, a young girl and a vampire queen will search for that Paradise once again. Here’s your first look at Vampire in the Garden, an original story from Wit Studio premiering next year.
Release date: Vampire in the Garden is releasing on Netflix at a TBD date in 2021.
As more is revealed from Netflix, we will continue to update this post, so stay tuned!