Netflix announces original fantasy anime, Lady Napoleon, in collaboration with Shin Kibayashi

On Tuesday, Netflix announced that it is working with Psycho Busters and The Knight in the Area’s creator Shin Kibayashi on an original adventure fantasy anime titled Lady Napoleon for the streaming service.

Lady Napoleon is a 13-episode long anime (set to stream worldwide), based on the leader of the Lady Napoleon organization (a group that is focused solely on world dominat), Sophie. Napoleon’s descendant Sophie in company with her well-founded Butler and martial artist principal Guy is on a journey across the world in pursuit of Napoleon’s lost sacred treasures.

Netflix is expanding its horizon with its commendable anime original productions such as Beastars, Little Witch Academia, Castlevania, Devilman Crybaby, and more. Netflix declared collaboration with six Japanese manga artists in the month of February last year.

They intend to create original shows with CLAMP (xxxHoLic, Blood-C), Yasuo Ohtagaki (Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, Moonlight Mile), Otsuichi (Calling you, Black Fairy tale, Mad World), Tow Ubukata (The Ghost in the shell: Five new Short Stories) and Mari Yamazaki (Thermae Romae). Kibayashi is also working for this partnership and Lady Napoleon will be their first collaboration project on screen.

Shin Kibayashi is a reigning name in the mangaka community and is known for turning everything into pure gold. Under multiple pen names Kibayashi has created exemplary works including Drops of God, GetBackers, and Bloody Monday, and Kindaichi Case files, Sherlock Bones, Psychometrer, and Psychometrer Eiji.

Zero-G (Battery the Animation, Grand Blue, Dive, Science fell in love, So I tried to prove it) studio is handling the production with Noriaki Akitaya (Bakuman, Code Geass, Battle Girl High school, Persona 3) steering the project as director.

The announcement was made on Netflix Japan’s official Twitter with no further details just yet.


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