Netflix was quick to realize the global influence of anime, and it has stepped into the competition with its own line of original anime. Mech Cadet, a heartfelt underdog story, is the newest addition to Netflix Originals’ catalog.
The story unfolds in a world that is being attacked by crab kaijus. In such a perilous state, a janitor’s son was chosen to bond with a mecha robot instead of students who have been trained for years!
However, in Master Oogway’s words, “There are no accidents,” and thus begins the underdog’s journey to reach the top.
Netflix has recently announced that it will release the Mech Cadets anime in collaboration with studio Polygon Pictures. The anime is actually based on the Mech Cadet Yu comic books by Greg Park and Takeshi Mizawa.
A new visual has been revealed by Netflix, which shows the chosen cadets who will bond with the mecha. These cadets will later fight the kaiju called Sharg. However, before our hero can fight monsters, he has to first earn the trust of his classmates.
Boom Studios is the executive producer of the anime and was also the publisher of the Mech Cadet Yu comics. It is actually home to many famous comic series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, which is also receiving an anime adaptation.
Aaron Lam is serving as the executive producer and series’ writer of the upcoming anime.
Netflix has simultaneously announced three anime series together! The Monkey King, Boons and Curses, and Mech Cadets. All of these are collaborations with Asian-American creators.
The Monkey King is, of course, inspired by the Journey to the West legend of China. It is being produced and directed by Academy Award-winning staff!
On the other hand, Boons and Curses is a South Asian-inspired tale with a hero made of pure ghee! However, that will not stop him from waging war against the army of the Raj.
Netflix is now ready to produce tons of anime series while we otakus are having the time of our lives. These upcoming anime will put a twist on the original series, and we can’t wait for them to be released!
About Mech Cadets
Mech Cadets is a Netflix anime that is inspired by Mech Cadets Yu, a comics by Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa.
Earth is being attacked by giant monsters called Shrag. Mecha from outer space come to the Eart to bond with Sky Corps cadet. These cadets fight Shrags with the help of mechas.
However, this year, the son of the janitor was chosen by a mecha instead of an elite cadet! How will he earn the trust of his classmates and defend Earth?
Source: Netflix Twitter