‘Enter the Anime’: New Netflix Documentary Explores History of Anime

‘Enter the Anime’: New Netflix Documentary Explores History of Anime

A new Netflix documentary ‘Enter the Anime,’ explores the history and rise of the genre, and spotlights anime series, such as ‘Castlevania’ (pictured) and ‘Kengang Ashura.’ The documentary premieres August 5. (Photo Credit: Netflix)

With anime series such as Castlevania, SAINT SEIYA: Knights of the Zodiac, and Kengang Ashura currently available on Netflix, the streaming giant has been helping boost the genre’s popularity among the binge-watching crowd. Now, it’s stepping back to drop some knowledge for anime newcomers.

On August 5, Netflix is premiering a new documentary, Enter the Anime, which will explore the origins and rise of anime, the genre’s influence on pop culture, and some of the creative minds behind the global phenomenon.

The documentary will spotlight Netflix’s original and licensed anime content (of course) including Castlevania, Aggretsuko, Kengan Ashura, feature interviews with anime giants such as Kozo Morishita (Saint Seiya), Yoko Takahashi (Neon Genesis Evangelion), and Shinji Aramaki (Fullmetal Alchemist).

Netflix has stacked its 2019 slate with several new and returning anime series. In March, the service announced several, new partnerships with Japanese production companies so fans can expect more anime to stream.

The much-anticipated sequel to the acclaimed Ghost in the Shell SAC series, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045; and the crime thriller Super Crooks, by Mark Millar and artist Leinil Francis Yu, the creators of Kick Ass and Wanted, won’t be streaming until 2020, but fans can already (or will soon) find Carole & Tuesday, Forest of Piano – Season 2, and Levius on Netflix.

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Published at Thu, 01 Aug 2019 15:21:26 +0000

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