‘My Daemon’ Anime Series: Netflix November 2023 Release & First Look

The entire series drops on Netflix globally on November 23rd.

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My Daemon, Netflix’s exciting anime from Hirotaka Adachi and Thai animation studio Igloo, is coming to the streaming service in November 2023.

First announced at TUDUM in September 2022, we received our first look at My Daemon, although not much else was revealed about what we could expect at the time. It was announced at the TUDUM Japan presentation (at around the 16:40 mark), where they introduced the show with Netflix’s Anime account, following up the presentation with a Tweet and the first look design of the main protagonist:

“Announcing production of the Netflix anime series #MyDeamon”

Otsuichi, the pen name for novelist Hirotaka Adachi, is behind the new series as the main writer, with Nat Yoswatananont (The Legend of Muay Thai: 9 Satra) directing the episodes. Otsuichi is best known for his work on horror and detective literature.

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Pictured: Otsuichi and Nat Yoswatananont

My Daemon is the first full anime production for Thai animators Igloo Studio, who are based in Bangkok. They’ve previously worked on Netflix’s Love Death + Robots and have also worked on titles like Farmhouse, Warhammer: Odyssey, and the music video MV-Orbit. Per the website for Igloo, they have over 200 team members in total.

The series will have English and Japanese audio alongside a slew of other dub and subtitle options.

When is the My Daemon Netflix release date?

Netflix officially announced the release date through its social media accounts in October, confirming our earlier reporting that the show will be released globally on Netflix on November 23rd, 2023.

On the day of the announcement, Nat Yoswatanaanont took to LinkedIn to talk about the new series saying:

“Igloo Studio is proud to present ‘My Daemon’, the new original animated series that we developed with Netflix Japan for more than two years. The series was written by Otsuichi (Hirotaka Adachi), and I am also taking part as the Series Director.

One of the most important missions in the production was to find a good combination between Western animation and Japanese Anime. This has been the same goal for us since 17 years ago: to develop a unique look of the Thai-nime style to share with the world.

I want to share my gratitude to the Netflix Japan team, especially Taiki Sakurai and Takeo Takahashi, for the vision and for giving us such an excellent opportunity to work on this project. A big applause to everyone involved for their hard work during the pandemic to make this project a reality.”

Alongside the announcement came some new art for the show:

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Picture: Netflix

What is the plot of My Daemon?

The initial TUDUM announcement gave us a brief overview of the series saying, “The story depicts a kind-hearted boy and a strange creature named Anna as they go on an adventure.”

They expand on Kento, who is the main character, describing him as a “grade-schooler who lives in downtown Tokyo”, adding that he spends his days with Anna, a daemon he found in the woods.”


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Character poster for My Daemon

The setting for the series is that we follow what life is like following a nuclear explosion on Earth that creates a rift that overlaps with hell, resulting in a devasting amount of dust pollution from Hell.

Anna is one of the creations that comes from the rift, and despite being universally despised, Kento decides to adopt and protect Anna. After Kento’s mother gets into an accident, the duo seeks a way to save his mother.

Who are the cast members of My Daemon?

We’re still yet to learn of who will be dubbing the series.

What is the episode count for My Daemon?

We’re still yet to learn what the episode count is for My Daemon.

Typically, a standard season of anime will have anywhere between 8 and 13 episodes.

Are you looking forward to watching My Daemon on Netflix? 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.