Netflix might have a bad rep for their adaptations. I mean, just take a look at the upcoming Iron Ultraman anime series. That’s just the latest in a long line of anime atrocities (*coughDeathNotecough*) that Netflix had a hand in.

Now, they have a hand in more.

They’ve teamed up with a couple of high profile Japanese anime studios (full list below) to create new anime based on a whole range of properties including Ghost in Shell, Spriggan and Dragon’s Dogma.

Here’s the full studio list:

  • Anima
  • Sublimation
  • David Production
  • Production I.G.
  • bones

Here’s the breakdown of who’s doing what, straight from Netflix themselves.

Altered Carbon: Resleeved – anima Inc.
This anime feature spin-off, set in the same universe of the Netflix live-action sci-fi series (second season in production from Skydance Television), will explore new elements of the story mythology.

Dragon’s Dogma – Sublimation Inc.
Based on a world-famous action RPG set in an open world, Dragon’s Dogma from CAPCOM will be brought to life as a Netflix original anime series. The story follows a man’s journey seeking revenge on a dragon who stole his heart. On his way, the man is brought back to life as an ‘Arisen’. An action adventure about a man challenged by demons who represent the seven deadly sins of humans.

SPRIGGAN – David Production Inc.
Netflix original anime based on classic manga by Hiroshi Takashige, illustrated by Ryoji Minagawa. Edgy sci-fi battle action about a man with supernatural powers to seal historical remains.

Ghost in the Shell: SAC _2045 – Production I.G, Inc.
Created by Masamune Shiro, the sequel of much acclaimed Ghost In the Shell SAC series has come back as a full 3DCG anime series. Directors Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki and SOLA DIGITAL ARTS will collaborate once again following ULTRAMAN (streaming 1 April on Netflix). This is the first Ghost In the Shell series to be brought to fans with a double director.

Vampire in the Garden – WIT STUDIO
An original series by WIT STUDIO on two girls Momo and Fine from different backgrounds who meet by chance. A story about an unlikely friendship between human and vampire race that intertwines with the power or music.

Super Crooks –
A story by Mark Millar and artist Leinil Francis Yu, the creators of Kick Ass and Wanted. Crime and thrills meets supernatural powers in this Millarworld title.

We’re especially interested in the Dragon’s Dogma anime. The game was pretty awesome and we’re interested how the pawn premise will work in an anime capacity.

While we’re not entirely convinced that Netflix will do justice to all of these properties, we’re also encouraged by the fact that Netflix does have the very awesome Castlevania animated series under its belt.

Perhaps, a few (or all) of these upcoming series will join it in being just as good.

Sal's been in the industry since the early 2000s. He's written for a ton of gaming and tech publications including Playworks, Hardwarezone, HWM and GameAxis. Recently, Sal served as a juror for the Indie Game Awards at Taipei Game Show 2020. A geek and hardcore gamer, Sal will play everything, on any platform.