Anime Series Coming Soon to Netflix (2018-2019)

Over the past few years, Netflix has dedicated a lot of time and money to bring in more anime into its content library, with 25 Original Anime plus all the other anime that’s available it’s a great time to be a fan of Anime with a Netflix subscription and it’s only going to get better! Below are all the upcoming Anime titles coming to Netflix for rest of 2018 and all the anime announced so far for 2019.

This post will be updated over time as we learn of more anime titles on the way to Netflix. This is part of several ongoing fixed articles where we preview what’s coming to Netflix.

Last updated: October 2018


Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Ten Commandments Netflix Original

Release Date: 15th October 2018
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Episodes: 24
English Dub: Yes

Seven Deadly Sins was the 2nd Anime Netflix picked up and is easily one of the best Animes out there currently, since its release in November 2015 fans have been clamoring for another season, almost 3 years later fans have got their wish.

The Plot

After helping Princess Elizabeth retake the Kingdom of Liones from the corrupt Holy Knight Hendrickson, the Seven Deadly Sins are commended for their help and bravery by King Bartra and no longer fugitives of the Kingdom. The peace is short-lived as the evil Ten-Commandments are summoned by an enemy thought dead. The Seven Deadly Sins must reunite once again to take on the greatest threat to the Kingdom of Liones in over 3000 years.


Castlevania Season 2 Netflix Original

Release Date: 26th October 2018
Studio: Frederator Studios, Powerhouse Animation Studios
Episodes: 8
English Dub: Yes

Based on the video game franchise of the same name Castlevania is a massive franchise that Netflix was able to pick up for its collection of Animated shows. Prior to Netflix picking up Castlevania the show had been in a production nightmare for years. Fans of the show were disappointed that season one was only released with 4 episodes, but they can rejoice now as Season 2 has been confirmed to have 8 brand new episodes and the full cast has returned to reprise their roles, including Richard Armitage as protagonist Trevor Belmont.

The Plot

After the death of his wife at the hands of the Church, Dracula is enraged desires revenge above all else on the nation of Wallachia. Disgraced monster hunter Trevor Belmont fights against Dracula’s horde of monsters with the help of the Magician Sypha Belnades and Dracula’s very own half vampire son Alucard.


Fate/EXTRA Last Encore: Illustrious Geocentrism Theory Netflix Original

Release Date: 30th October 2018
Studio: Shaft
Episodes: 3
English Dub: Yes

The Fate franchise has been ginormous in the Anime world that originally stemmed from video games of the same name, Netflix was able to capitalize on the popularity of the Fate series by gaining the streaming rights of both Fate/Apocrypha and, Fate/Extra Last Encore. Fate/Extra Last Encore has already aired on Netflix but by the end of October a 3 special to round up the series will be available to stream, the 3 episode special originally aired in Japan back in July.

The Plot

Time is running out for Hakuno as he reaches the seventh floor, as he clings to his last ray of hope will he be able to save the last remnants of Humanity?


Baki Netflix Original

Release Date: Autumn 2018
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Episodes: 13
English Dub: TBC

Baki is based on the Manga of the same name and has been around for a very long time, the first Mnaag debuted in the Weekly Shonen Champion magazine all the way back in October 1991 with the last issue being released April 2018. The franchise has seen 2 anime series that both aired in 2001 so it has been a very long 17-year wait for a brand new season to see the famous grappler in Anime. The anime is currently out on Netflix Japan and is expected to drop worldwide sometime this fall.

The Plot

Baki Hanma traveled the world to hone his skill as a fighter with the intent of passing his father as the world’s strongest Martial Artist. Five of death rows most brutal and violent inmates are gathering in force to take on Baki with the hope that he will annihilate them having grown bored of their own strength and thus with life. To support their friend Martial Artists that Baki has met on his journey join him to fight by his side in the world’s deadliest tournament.


Ingress

Release Date: November 2018
Studio: Craftar
Episodes: TBC
English Dub: Yes

Before Pokemon Go was Pokemon Go there was Ingress, the very first augmented reality game for mobiles. Hugely popular in Japan and the Anime community worldwide the video game has been played across dozens of countries, with the momentum of that popularity, the mobile game is being made into an Anime with its release coming November of this year!

The Plot

The story is centered around Police Investigator Makoto, he has a unique ability that allows him to read the memory of objects that he touches, but he is dragged into a huge conspiracy during an investigation after he touches the ring of the only survivor and sees a horrifying vision from the laboratory explosion that was housing an unknown chemical called ‘XM’.


High Score Girl Netflix Original

Release Date: December 2018
Studio: J.C Staff
Episodes: 12
English Dub: TBC

High School Girl is based on the Manga of the same name, the manga ran from October 2010 till September 2018 with 10 Volumes released. The Romantic Comedy is currently airing on Japanese Television Networks Tokyo MX, BS11 and MBS with its final episode airing in the first week of October.

The Plot

Yaguchi Haruo doesn’t have much going for him in life, he’s not attractive, he’s not athletic and he’s not very academic either but he does have mad gaming skills. Known in his arcade as ‘Beastly Fingers Haruo’ he triumphs all challengers, except on one fateful day while playing Street Fighter II he encounters Oono Akira, after losing his streak to her he seeks to challange her again to outplay her seeing her as his video game rival.


Tenrou: Sirius the Jaeger Netflix Original

Release Date: December 2018
Studio: P.A Works
Episodes: 12
English Dub: TBC

Sirius the Jager is an Anime Original written by Keigo Koyanagi and developed by the animation studio P.A Works. The show has aired all of its episodes in Japan with its run starting back in July and finishing at the end of September.

The Plot

Taking place in 1930, a mysterious group carrying instrument cases arrive in Tokyo Station, the group are known as the Vampire hunter group ‘Jaegers’. Amongst them is young Werewolf Yuily, his home village had been destroyed by Vampires and is now hunting them down along with the Jaegers. Hunting not only Vampires they engage in a bloody battle for the mysterious holy arc known as the ‘Arc of Sirius’.


Godzilla Part 3: Hoshi Wo Ku Mono Netflix Original

Release Date: Spring 2019
Studio: Polygon Pictures
Episodes: Part of 3 
English Dub: TBC

The 3rd part in the Animated Godzilla trilogy will see the story come to a close, the first film originally aired late 2017 and we soon saw the 2nd part release a few months after. The films have seen some mixed reviews but enjoyable nonetheless.

The Plot

In the early 21st century Humanity lost the battle for planet Earth from Godzilla, and after the search for a new home ended in Vain it 20,000 years for Haruo and his crew to return back to an unrecognizable Earth, the ecosystem changed and adapted to the changes Godzilla and other monsters had brought upon the world. The very foundations of the earth shake once again as King Ghidorah descends upon the planet bathed in a Golden Light. Does Mankind have a chance of Survival? Is there any future left for Harou and his friends? The final showdown begins.


Kengen Ashura Netflix Original

Release Date: 2019
Studio: Larx Entertainment
Episodes: TBC
English Dub: TBC

We’ll have to wait till next year for the Anime adaptation of Kengun Ashura, the Gladiatorial manga has become massively popular since its first release in 2012. Based on the Manga of the same name the Anime promises to brutal in its combat.

The Plot

Tokita ‘Ashura’ takes part in Gladitorial combat that has been in tradition since the Edo periods of Japan. Using his spectacular fighting abilities to crush his opponents in a winner takes all matches, he catches the of eye big business owners and the head the Nogi Group itself Nogi Hideki.


Cannon Busters Netflix Original

Release Date: March 1st 2019
Studio: Satelight
Episodes: 12
English Dub: TBC

The series will be based off the comic book of the same name that was published back in 2005, since then it has only released a few issues. In 2014 co-creator of the series LeSean Thomas started a crowdfunding campaign for the series to be adapted into an Animated series. The Pilot was released to those that backed the project and back in August of last year Netflix made the announcement that the series would be adapted into a 12 episode season.

The Plot

In the land of Gearbolt a Motley Crew of travelers go on an unforgettable journey to reunite 2 best friends. Determined to reunite with her best Kelby (Missing heir to the kingdom) is the friendship robot S.A.M. Casey Turnbuckle is an out-dated repair bot that loves to get its hands dirty and is looking for an upgrade. The wanted immortal fugitive Philly the Kid is looking for a quick score, joining them on their journey is the greatest swordsman that never was known and a giant transforming sentient Cadillac.


Revisions Netflix Original

Release Date: 2019
Studio: Shirogumi
Episodes: TBC
English Dub: TBC

Upcoming Netflix Original “Revisions” is written by Makoto Fukami and, Taichi Hashimoto, the series doesn’t share any of its story from any known Manga or other source material. The animation style that the studio Shirogumi has gone for is with CGI Cell Shading.

The Plot

Second-year high school student Daisuke Toujima was abducted when he was young. Involved in a special phenomenon the Shibuya Drift, with his childhood friends Gai, Ru, Marimari, and Keisaku they were transferred to the center of Shibuya over 300 years into the future. The world they once knew has changed, what awaits them is ruins, wilderness and the “Revisions” great big mechanical beats intent on killing. While being attacked by a Revision Daisuke and his friends are saved by a woman with a name that Daisuke recognizes as his savior when he was abducted. Now with the responsibility to Shibuya can they save the city? Will Daisuke be able to return home to his original time?


Rilakkuma and Kaoru Netflix Original

Release Date: Spring 2019
Studio: Dwarf
Episodes: TBC
English Dub: TBC

Similar to the influence that Hello Kitty had on Japan Rilakkuma was created in the early 2000’s by Aki Kondo and produced by the company San-X, her reason for creating the character came from the fact the company requested its staff to create one ‘Cute’ character a month and due to her desire to own a pet but because of her busy schedule she couldn’t Rilakkuma is the embodiment of that desire.

The Plot

Rilakkuma is a food-loving little bear, he loves pancakes, rice, omelets, and pudding, he lives with his white bear cub friend Korilakkuma and Karou’s (Owner of the apartment) pet Kiiroitori.


ULTRAMAN Netflix Original

Release Date: Spring 2019
Studio: Production I.G, Sola Digital Arts
Episodes: TBC
English Dub: TBC

The anime is based on the Manga of the same name was written by Eiichi Shimizu, studios Production I.G and Sola Digital Arts have collaborated to create the Anime. The title was announced for its Anime adaptation back in 2017 and is now set to air sometime in 2019. The character ‘Ultraman’ was made famous in the Mid 60’s in Japan and one could argue was the godfather for future shows of the same style like Power Rangers and Big Bad Beetleborgs

The Plot

The story will take place years after the events of the original Ultraman story from the 60’s, the world now believing Ultraman had returned his own world after helping to defend Earth from giant monsters he is now a distant memory of the heroic deeds he carried out. The original Ultraman Shin Hayata passed on the genes to become and Ultraman to his son Shinjiro, now possessing the same ability as his father he now must fight to save earth from a new hoard of invading Alien monsters.


Back Street Girls

Release Date: TBC
Studio: J.C.Staff
Episodes: 10
English Dub: TBC

There’s quite a lot of weird Anime out there but this is perhaps the strangest one that Netflix has picked up, so “Back Street Girls” is an Anime based on the Manga of the same name by Author Jasmine Gyuh, the Manga ran from March 2015 and finished in September 2018 for a total of 11 Volumes.

The Plot

After failing their boss too many time 3 Yakuza men are faced with 2 choices, either die an honorable death and kill themselves or go to Thailand for gender reassignment surgery to then train to become ‘Idol Girls’. After surgery and a tough year of training to become Idols they debut to such great success they now have to deal with overwhelming popularity, to this dismay to the Yakuza Idol ladies this is just the beginning for them.


Knights of the Zodiacs: Saint Seiya Netflix Original

Release Date: TBA
Studio: Toei Animation
Episodes: 12
English Dub: TBC

The Saint Seiya franchise is massive in Japan and has been around for over 3 decades now, the series was written by author Masami Kurumada. The franchise has gone to create spin-offs, movies, video games. This is a massive acquisition for Netflix and just goes to show they mean business with acquiring the streaming rights to Saint Seiya.

The Plot

The story follows the orphan Seiya as he is forced to go to a sanctuary in Greece to obtain the Bronze Cloth of the Pegasus constellation, it is, in fact, a protective armor worn by the Greek goddess Athena and her 88 warriors known as Saints. Seiya soon becomes the Pegasus Saint and searches for his missing sister.

There’s currently no trailer or teaser for Saint Seiya but we’ll update this the moment we know more about it!


Renewed Anime

AnimeSeason NumberStatusRelease Date
Aggretsuko2RenewedTBC
B The Beginning2RenewedTBC

Non-Renewed Anime

AnimeNext Season NumberStatusLikelihood of Renewal
A.I.C.O. -Incarnation-2Not Renewed5/10*
Ajin: Demi-Human3Not Renewed6/10*
Children of the Whales2Not Renewed5/10*
Devilman Crybaby2Not Renewed2/10*
Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan2Not Renewed7/10*
Fate/Apocrypha2Not Renewed2/10*
ID-02Not Renewed6/10*
Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler2Not Renewed10/10*
Knights of Sidonia3Not Renewed8/10*
Kuromukuro3Not Renewed6/10*
Little Witch Academia2Not Renewed7/10*
Lost Song (TV series)2Not Renewed1/10*
Sword Gai2Not Renewed4/10*

Are you excited for the upcoming anime titles? Let us know in the comments below which ones you’re looking forward to.

Jacob Robinson

Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 and specialises in anime on Netflix. He's producing most of the previews of the upcoming shows and movies coming to Netflix. Resides in Norwich in the UK.