Netflix is concerned in a fierce battle for streaming supremacy in Japan with Amazon, Disney+ and others, and at the moment’s occasion was an opportunity to indicate off its firepower.
As such, it held interviews with 5 up-and-coming stars from the Asian nation at there Netflix Tudum occasion: Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya, who play Arisu and Usagi from Alice in Borderland, appeared on the occasion alongside Nana Mori and Natsuki Deguchi, who play Kiyo and Sumire from The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko Home, and voice actress Fairouz Ai, who performs Jolyne Cujoh within the upcoming JoJo’s Weird Journey: Stone Ocean.
Season one in all Alice in Borderland is, primarily based on the manga of the identical identify, launched in 2020, following Yamazaki and Tsuchiya as a pair trapped in a dystopian Tokyo pressured to interact in harmful video games decided by enjoying playing cards.
Shinsuke Sato, who appeared on a Tudum panel at the moment, directed the collection. A teaser for season two was unveiled at the moment. Watch it right here
Requested about how Japanese collection are resonating versus Netflix originals from different territories throughout her interview, Tsuchiya stated she was uncertain however added: “In the future I’d like to truly go abroad and listen to what folks suppose in individual.”
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Eight-part collection The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko Home comes from showrunner, director and author Hirokazu Kore-eda. Set within the vibrant world of geishas, it follows the on a regular basis lives of Kiyo, a Makanai (an individual who cooks meals) and maiko (apprentice geisha) Sumire. It’s primarily based on an authentic comedian.
Star Natsuki Deguchi stated of creator Kore-eda: “I discovered loads on set. Even now, I remember what he taught me about how essential your eyes, ears and gaze are on set.”
Jojo’s Weird Journey: Stone Ocean, in the meantime, is the fifth season of Netflix’s animated adaptation of Hirohiko Araki’s JoJo’s Weird Journey manga. it launches this fall an follows lead characterolyne Cujoh (Ai) as she navigates a harmful most safety jail after being framed for homicide.
Ai pointed to the gender politics her character encounters in her interview. “Many ladies, myself included, have come up in opposition to sure irritating experiences as a result of they’re ladies, however Jolyne is an inspiration to ladies. I’ve gone by arduous occasions and cried, and even Jolyne sobbed when she was thrown in jail, however seeing her pull herself up and provides her all within the battle for her aim is so inspiring.”
Additionally showcased on the Tudum occasion in Tokyo was First Love, a collection impressed by songs written and composed by J-pop sensation Hikaru Utada. Starring Hikari Mitsushima (Sawako Decides) and Takeru Satoh (Ruroni Kenshin movies), it follows the love story of two highschool sweethearts and the way destiny pulls them aside, but brings them again to one another as soon as once more.
Gudetama: An Eggcellent Journey relies on the Japanese egg and is a CG-live-action hybrid collection through which the torpid character comes alive, whereas The Seven Lethal Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh (Half 1) is one other anime collection primarily based on a comic book of the identical identify.
Followers got glances of a number of of the reveals by new trailers and teasers.