Everything Announced by Netflix at Anime Expo 2019

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It’s already been a great year for anime content on Netflix, and that won’t slow down anytime soon. At Anime Expo 2019, Netflix had plenty of announcements to make, and there’s even more to look forward to in 2019 and beyond. We have the round-up below of all the announcements made and what anime titles you can look forward to later this year.

First of all, let’s take a look at some of the titles we can look forward to this month:

Knight of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya (Season 1) Netflix Original

There are two Netflix Original anime to look forward to in July! The first series, which will be available to stream on July 19th is Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya. The latest Saint Seiya series will act as a reboot to the original classic anime/manga series. While the show has been surrounded by a controversial decision to change the gender of a beloved character, there are still plenty of subscribers looking forward to its release.

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Other than the gender swap, one of the biggest changes made to the series is the design of the animation. The classic art style associated with anime titles from the 80s and 90s has been swapped out for a cleaner and sleeker-looking CGI cell-shaded animation.

Kengun Ashura (Season 1) Netflix Original

Another series opting to use Cell shaded animation in favor of traditional anime art is Kengun Ashura. One of the most popular martial-art mangas of the past 10 years, the franchise is finally receiving its anime adaptation. The series will be arriving on the 31st of July so make sure to set turn on your notifications.

Other anime titles arriving in July

  • War of Dragons (Season 1)

Anime Expo 2019 Netflix Round-Up

Netflix had a panel organized for Anime Expo and featured four of many upcoming series scheduled to arrive.

The panel members were:

  • Cannon Busters
  • Trese
  • Levious
  • Seis Manos

Announcements were made throughout the event by Netflix’s Twitter account NX. The first of which is the highly anticipated anime Carole & Tuesday:

As you can see in the tweet above Carole & Tuesday is scheduled to arrive on August 30th, 2019. The series has already aired week to week on Netflix Japan and various other Japanese Networks.

Cannon Busters

Up next came the Cannon Busters creator, LeSean Thomas, announcing the release date for Cannon Busters. Reports had it scheduled to release in March 2019, but when the release date came, the series never aired. There was a distinct lack of news surrounding the future of the series, but it’s fantastic to know that Cannon Busters will arrive on August 15th.


The showrunner of Trese Jay Olivia was at the expo and plenty of love to give for the manga that’s being adapted.

Intrigued subscribers then asked on Twitter on when the series can be expected to release. Jay Olivia confirmed the series release date is still “TBA.” There’s plenty of buzz surrounding the Philippine anime and we can’t wait to learn more.


On NX’s Twitter feed, not much information was revealed on the upcoming anime series Levius.

The animation style of the anime is very similar to that of Kengun Ashura.  An official release date is yet to be announced, but we know the series will arrive in the Winter of 2019.

Seis Manos

The highly anticipated Mexican-American anime Seis Manos also had some great reveals, including a trailer and the reveal of cast members.

Viz Media, the publisher behind the series, also showed off some of the anime series on their Twitter account.

There’s still no news on a release date, but the series will be arriving later this year.

Any other announcements?

During the event, NX Tweeted a video showcasing all the Original anime that have already been and are to be released in 2019.

There were some surprises in the video, but welcome ones to be sure.  If anyone is confused by the fact that Devilman Crybaby and A.I.C.O Incarnation appeared in the list, well we’re confused somewhat too. If Netflix were looking to show off THEIR anime titles then series such as Carole & Tuesday shouldn’t have appeared as they are exclusively distributed internationally and not full originals. Regardless, there was plenty shown off.

Devilman Crybaby was confusing to see in the video as the series aired in 2018 and not 2019. As the series was meant to only be one season, perhaps we’ll be seeing more? Unlikely.

Eden is up next and it looks like we’ll be getting another robot/mecha series. The anime was previously scheduled as a 2020 release so perhaps this has been moved forward? We’re certain to learn more soon.

Another confusing anime to feature in the video was A.I.C.O Incarnation, which ended after one season.

We know B: The Beginning has been renewed, but we’re still waiting on a release date.

Beastars and Ultramarine Magmell are two series that have also been announced. We’ll hopefully learn more about them soon.

Which anime titles are you looking forward to watching? Let us know in the comments below.

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.