16 Anime Releases Announced By Netflix for 2021

On October 27, 2020; 16 anime has been unveiled during the Netflix Anime Festival 2020: The Future of Anime, Together. These anime will be released by Netflix exclusively in 2021 from various animation studio and this is the reason why Netflix previously announced their partnership with several animation studios from Japan such as WIT Studio, Bones, MAPPA, Production I.G., and NAZ to name a few as well as Korea’s Studio Mir.

Netflix 2021 Anime Lineup

Several of the 16 anime that had been announced was unveiled for the first time in the event while some had been previously revealed. Netflix aimed to release these anime titles in 2021 in over 50 countries exclusively on its platform. Some are sequels of existing Netflix anime series and the others are an adaptation from various source materials such as games and mangas. There are original anime too in the lineup.

The following are the 16 anime from Netflix for 2021 lineup and their corresponding production committee which had been announced in the event as follows:

Netflix 2021 Anime Lineup

RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness

Original Work/Production/Supervision: Capcom Co., Ltd.

Full 3DCG Animation Production: Quebico

Production: TMS Entertainment

Release: 2021

This horror fiction CG anime is based on the Resident Evil franchise from Capcom and will follow Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy, the protagonists from Resident Evil 2.

Godzilla: Singular Point

Director: Atsushi Takahashi

Series Composition & Writer: Toh Enjoe

Original Character Design: Kazue Kato

Character Design: Satoshi Ishino

Kaiju Design: Eiji Yamamori

Music: Kan Sawada

Animation Production: Bones x Orange

Release: April 2021

The King of the Monsters is back in a new anime series, Godzilla: Singular Point. It is an original story that follows the young geniuses Mei Kamino, a female researcher, and Yun Arikawa, a male engineer, as they take on an unprecedented threat with their companions.


Director: Yasuhiro Irie

Character Design: Toshihiro Kawamoto

Writer: Kimiko Ueno

Concept Design: Christophe Ferreira

Background Art Director: Clover Xie

Music: Kevin Penkin

Producer: Justin Leach

Animation Production: Qubic Pictures, CGCG

Release: May 2021

Eden is a mecha and cyborg anime in this Sci-Fi and fantasy world where humans do not exist. It follows the story of the last human child being raised by robots.

Vampire in the Garden

Director: Ryotaro Makihara

Assistant Director: Hiroyuki Tanaka

Character Designs & Animation Director: Tetsuya Nishio

Art Director: Shunichiro Yoshihara

Animation Production: WIT Studio

Release: 2021

This original anime story gives us a Romeo and Juliet vibe in a post-apocalyptic setting. It follows the story of two girls from different races who went on a journey to find a paradise where humans and vampires could live together.


Director/Creator/Executive Producer: LeSean Thomas

Character Design: Takeshi Koike

Cast: Lakieth Stanfield

Music & Executive Producer: Flying Lotus

Animation Production: MAPPA

Release: 2021

Yasuke follows the story of the legendary Black Samurai who fought alongside Nobunaga Oda during the bloody feudal era of Japan in the 16th Century. This is a fantasy period-drama that many historical geeks out there will enjoy.

Netflix 2021 Anime Lineup

Pacific Rim: The Black

Co-showrunners: Craig Kyle and Greg Johnson

Production Company: Legendary Entertainment

Animation Production: Polygon Pictures

Release: 2021

This is the anime adaptation of the blockbuster film Pacific Rim, it follows humanity’s effort to fights back powerful monsters that emerges from the sea and attacked the Earth.

Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy – Chapter 2: Earthrise

Co-showrunners: Craig Kyle and Greg Johnson

Production Company: Legendary Entertainment

Animation Production: Polygon Pictures

Release: Coming Soon


Creator: Budjette Tan and KaJO Baldisimo

Executive Producer: Jay Oliva

Producer: Shanty Harmayn, Tanya Yuson

Animation Production: BASE Entertainment

Release: 2021

Alright, here’s what I am excited to see since it is based on an award-winning Filipino comic and I am sure that my fellow Filipinos are looking forward to this too. Trese is about the journey of Alexandra Trese, who protects Manila from supernatural creatures such as Aswang.

B: The Beginning Succession

Original: Kazuto Nakazawa, Production I.G.

Supervising Director: Kazuto Nakazawa

Director: Itsuro Kawasaki

Series Composition: Katsunari Ishida, Kazuto Nakazawa

Character Designer: Kazuto Nakazawa, Akane Yano, Hideoki Kusama

Animation Production: Production I.G.

Cast: Yuki Kaji, Hiroaki Hirata, Asami Seto, Satomi Sato

Release: 2021

This is the second season of the psychological thriller Sci-Fi anime B: The Beginning.


Special Illustration by Keisuke Itagaki

Original Creator: Keisuke Itagaki

Animation Production: TMS Entertainment

Cast: Nobunaga Shimazaki, others

Release: 2021

Baki Hanma is the 3rd installment of the Baki series which has been released by Netflix since 2018. This follows the story of Baki after the Great Raitai Tournament Saga which I did enjoy personally.

Netflix 2021 Anime Lineup

Thermae Romae Novae

Original Manga: Mari Yamazaki

Animation Production: NAZ

Release: Coming Soon

This comedy anime is a stress-reliever for fans who are looking for an obnoxious experience. Thermae Romae Novae is adapted from the award-winning manga by Mari Yamazaki and follows the Roman architect Lucius who discovers a hidden tunnel that leads him to a Japanese bathhouse, and creates his spa inspired by it.

High-Rise Invasion

Original Story: Tsuina Miura

Manga: Takahiro Oba

Director: Masahiro Takata

Series Composition: Toko Machida

Character Design, Animation Director: Yoichi Ueda

Music: tatsuo, Yoichi Sakai

Animation Production: Zero-G

Cast: Haruka Shiraishi, Shiki Aoki, Akira Sekine, Junya Enoki, Yuichiro Umehara

Release: February 2021

This horror-survival anime is an exciting story to follow as it gives us an intense battle royale experience. It follows Yuri Honjo who must survive in a hellish world of kill or be killed set up.

Rilakkuma’s Theme Park Adventure

Director: Mashito Kobayashi, dwarf

Writer: Takashi Sumita & Makoto Ueda, Europe Kikaku

Production Studio: dwarf studios, TYO Inc.

Production: San-X Co., Ltd.

Cast: Mikato Tabe

Release: Coming soon

Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan

Based on a story by Hirohiko Araki, Shueisha Jump Comics

Director: Toshiyuki Kato

Character Designer: Shunichi Ishimoto

Animation Production: David Production

Cast: Takahiro Sakurai

Release: 2021

Fans of Jojo Bizarre Adventure will have a fantastic time next year as the spin-off of Diamond is Unbreakable is getting an anime adaptation. It follows the story of Kishibe Rohan who travels around the world to get inspiration for his manga from people’s lives.

The Way of the Househusband

Based on a story by Kosuke Oono

Director: Chiaki Kon

Series Composition: Susumu Yamakawa

Animation Production: J.C. STAFF

Cast: Kenjiro Tsuda

Release: 2021

The Way of the Househusband follows the story of an ex-yakuza boss who retires from crime to become a househusband. Now, this is a plot that truly excites me and I am having this one on my watchlist next year.


Based on a story by Hiroshi Takashige and Ryoji Minagawa, Shogakukan Shonen Sunday Comics

Director: Hiroshi Kobayashi

Series Composition and Writer: Hiroshi Seko

Character Design: Shuhei Handa

Animation Production: David Production

Release: 2021

To watch the whole Netflix Anime Festival 2020 event, you may check it at their YouTube Channel at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQn8H81YSHA

Now, this sounds exciting, isn’t it? Among this lineup, I am personally excited for Trese, as a Filipino, I am looking forward to what this has to offer to international audiences especially knowing how good and popular the original material to Filipino comic-readers. Aside from Trese, I am also excited to see The Way of a Househusbands, Vampire in the Garden, High-Rise Invasion, Yasuke, Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan and Eden. Yes, 2021 anime lineup sure is promising as aside from this, we also have plenty of most hyped anime titles returning next year. My fellow anime blogger, @geeknabe also shared her own list of anime to look forward from this lineup. You may check her recommendation here: 6 upcoming anime made by Netflix everyone should watch in 2021

Please let us know which of these anime will you add to your watchlist next year? Leave your comment below and your thoughts about it.

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