Neo Yokio returns this week for a Christmas special, and a new trailer unwraps what’s in store.
The show is created by Ezra Koenig (yes, of Vampire Weekend), working with writer/executive producer Nick Weidenfeld and his Friends Night banner. A collaboration with Japanese anime studios Production IG and Studio Deen, along with MOI, the Seoul-based animation studio, the series is a post-modern, tongue-in-cheek homage to classic manga, English literature and modern New York culture, with a cast that includes Jude Law, Susan Sarandon, Jason Schwartzman, Jaden Smith, Richard Ayoade, Steve Buscemi and Stephen Fry.
Pink Christmas sees Neo Yokio return for Christmas, with a one-off story of Kaz battling demons and celebrating Christmas in the greatest city in the world. The holidays take a hit as he juggles a Secret Santa competition, his Aunt Angelique’s visit and his nemesis Arcangelo’s Christmas plotting. The special is one of several festive outings for Netflix’s original series being released this December, including Nailed It! and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas premieres on Friday 7th December. Here’s a trailer:
Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.
Trailer: Jaden Smith, Jude Law, Susan Sarandon star in Netflix anime Neo Yokio
9th September 2017
Jude Law, Susan Sarandon, Jason Schwartzman. The cast list reads like a big-hitting drama, but it’s actually the voice cast for Neo Yokio, Netflix’s new anime.
The trailer for the show landed this weekend, and judging by the flood of familiar tropes – “We’ve seen a dramatic rise in occult activity…” – crammed into two minutes, it’s set to be a post-modern, tongue-in-cheek homage to classic manga, English literature and modern New York culture.
The show is created by Ezra Koenig (yes, of Vampire Weekend), working with writer/executive producer Nick Weidenfeld and his Friends Night banner. A collaboration with Japanese anime studios Production IG and Studio Deen, along with MOI, the Seoul-based animation studio, the series also boasts the vocals of Jaden Smith, Willow Smith, Tavi Gevinson, Richard Ayoade, Steve Buscemi, Alexa Chung and Stephen Fry.
Storyboard artists for the series include Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Hunter x Hunter, Rurouni Kenshin) and Junji Nishimura (Ranma 1/2, Urusei Yatsura, Pro Golfer Saru).
“The greatest city in the world,” purrs the trailer. We can judge that for ourselves on Friday 22nd September, when all episodes premiere on Netflix. Until then, here’s the trailer:
Neo Yokio is available on Netflix UK, as part of £7.49 monthly subscription.
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