Netflix will debut 40 new anime titles this year, including Record of Ragnarok and Eden.
At the AnimeJapan 2021 virtual convention, Netflix made multiple announcements about its upcoming anime slate, including the release dates and trailers of two originals: the action series Record of Ragnarok and the sci-fi anime Eden.
Record of Ragnarok is based on a seinen manga by Azychika, Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui. The anime's story centers around 13 one-on-one battles between gods and mortals.
The Record of Ragnarok anime had previously been announced by Warner Bros. Japan, but this was the first announcement that it would premiere on Netflix. The full series will be released worldwide sometime in June.
Eden, the first Japanese anime series fully owned by Netflix, will premiere on May 27. Directed by Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood's Yasuhiro Irie, this original story takes place in a world of robots where humans are believed to be a myth, but two maintenance robots are raising a human girl in secret. Netflix released a date announcement trailer along with a poster.
In addition to these announcements, Netflix presented new key art for Yasuke, LeSean Thomas's historical anime starring LaKeith Stanfield as the first African samurai, which will premiere on April 29.
Netflix's AnimeJapan 2021 presentation also highlighted previous announcements regarding the upcoming anime The Way of the Househusband (premiering April 8) and RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness (premiering later in 2021).