Netflix has made another surprise for the manga and anime lovers, again! As we always stand up for, the beloved and hardworking streaming platform always tries to keep its all kinds of subscribers. And recently, it’s announced surprisingly a new project which seems will also be Netflix’s biggest anime addition as well. Eden Zero! Hiro Mashima’s Edens Zero is on its way to Netflix Internationally in 2021. So, we gathered up everything we know so far just for you.
Edens Zero is originally a Japanese science fiction manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima. J.C. Staff will be producing the adaptation of the manga series for Netflix. The upcoming anime series will continue to carry the same name as the manga of author Hiro Mashima, who is also known for his well-crafted and distinct artwork of Fairy Tail.
On June 12, 2020, Mashima first announced on Twitter that the manga would be adapted into an anime television series. After on September 26, 2020, it was revealed that the anime would be produced by J.C.Staff and directed by Yūshi Suzuki, with Shinji Ishihara serving as chief director, Mitsutaka Hirota overseeing scripts, and Yurika Sako designing the characters at the Tokyo Game Show live stream. Yoshihisa Hirano will be composing the music of Edens Zero. And Netflix acquired streaming rights to the series and has rolled its sleeves for the anticipated anime to be scheduled for a release sometime later in 2021.
What is the story of Edens Zero?
Edens Zero takes place in a fictional spacefaring universe inhabited by humans, aliens, and sentient robots. With the Sakura Cosmos, the universe is divided into smaller cosmoses, as it serves as the primary setting. And most of the planets and locations have futuristic elements with some of them are combined as classic fantasy, as well.
So, the story follows a young boy named Shiki who has lived his whole life in an abandoned amusement park in the Granbell Kingdom where is also filled with machines and animatronics. All technology in Edens Zero comes from a magical power source called Ether, which forms the basis of the story’s “space fantasy.”
Shiki bumps into Rebecca and her cat Happy, who are exploring the park, and they are the first humans that Shiki has contacted after hundreds of years. And he joins Rebecca and Happy in their spaceship cause it’s not safe to stay at home anymore since Shiki’s home becomes the center of the robotic rebellion. So they start traveling the cosmos and their journey begins.
What is the synopsis of Edens Zero?
Here is the official synopsis of Netflix for the upcoming anime:
“It is the year X492, an age in which people freely travel through the universe. Rebecca, a video-creating B-Cuber, visits the robotic world of Granbell and meets a young man with special powers: Shiki, who’s lived his entire life among machines. Soon Shiki is exploring the cosmos with Rebecca, encountering new places, people and things, and making friends along the way.”
Who are the casting members of Edens Zero?
The cast of the English dub hasn’t been announced yet, but here is the list of confirmed actors for the Japanese Dub down below.
- Takuma Terashima as Shiki Granbell
- Mikako Komatsu as Rebecca Bluegarden
- Shiki Aoki as Homura Kougetsa
- Hiromichi Tezuka as Weisz Steiner
- Rie Kugimiya as Happy
- Shiori Izawa as E.M. Pino
- Sayaka Ohara as Elsie Crimson
- Houchuu Ootsuka as Ziggy
- Kikuko Inoue as Mother
When is the ‘Edens Zero’ release date for Netflix?
After the trailer release, it came clear that Edens Zero will come to Netflix somewhere in 2021. But it is still unknown which date exactly the anticipated anime series will be landing as well.
On the other hand, we also know that the series will premiere on Nippon TV in Japan on April 11th, 2021. But the distribution outside of Japan is being licensed exclusively by Netflix makes the arrival chances of the series delaying at least for several months for us to see. So this means the expectations are around October to December of 2021.
How many episodes will Edens Zero include?
Edens Zero‘s first season’s number of episodes still hasn’t been confirmed. But if we consider Fairy Tail broadcasted episode number, it might include between 24 and 48 episodes.
So are you excited as much as we do? Let us know what you think and feel about Netflix’s upcoming anime series. And if you want to take a look at other best animes fighting and martial arts-themed animes that are already released, you can see 10 of them here. Stay tuned for more information about the series as well while we keep you updated as the news comes!