‘Pacific Rim’ Anime Series Heads Huge Netflix Originals Slate in Asia

A “Pacific Rim” anime series and Chinese-language “Triad Princess” are among a slate of new shows unveiled by Netflix on Thursday, part of the global streaming giant’s push to expand significantly its original-content operations in Asia.

Other new titles include post-apocalyptic anime series “Cagaster of an Insect Cage” from Japanese studio Gonzo; Philippines-set alien impostor series “Trese,” from Shanty Harmayn’s Base Entertainment; survival adventure “The Stranded,” from Thailand’s GMM and H2L Media, executive produced by Ekachai Uekrongtham, Gary Levinsohn, Steven Sims, Billy Hines, and Christian Durso; and spooky Thai tale “Shimmers,” by directors Wisit Sasanatieng (“Tears of the Black Tiger”) and Sittisiri Mongkolsiri.

The shows were unveiled at a two-day event called See What’s Next: Asia, hosted by Netflix in Singapore. Previously announced Netflix productions in Asia include India’s “Sacred Games,” Japanese anime series “Devilman Crybaby” and Korean variety comedy “Busted.”

A Japanese anime version of “Altered Carbon” was also announced at the Singapore event. It is set in the same universe as the Netflix live-action sci-fi series, where the second season is in production at Skydance Television. “Altered Carbon” is written by Dai Sato (“Cowboy Bebop,” “Samurai Champloo”) and Tsukasa Kondo and produced at animation studio Anima.

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