Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: August 31, 2021 at 17:28 PHT (GMT+8)
Netflix Japan has revealed an initial production sketch for a new original anime titled Lady Napoleon.
The 13-episode series is written by Shin Kibayashi (author of the Bloody Monday manga series under the pen name "Ryō Ryūmon"). This will be his first work with Netflix since he agreed to a partnership in February 2020.
Noriaki Akitaya ("Bakuman," some episodes of "Code Geass") is the director. The animation production will be handled by Zero-G.
The sketch above features the main characters Bulter, Sophie, and Guy.
The action fantasy story follows Sophie, a descendant of Napoleon who runs the Lady Napoleon organization. She, along with Bulter and Guy, travel the world in search of the three sacred weapons that Napoleon once possessed to fulfill their goal of world domination.
Bulter, as his name suggests, is a butler who can do anything, while Guy is a martial arts master.
Updates regarding the ongoing production work will be reported on Netflix Japan's official Twitter.
Netflix, Inc. is primarily a subscription-based streaming service that offers a variety of films and television series, including those produced in-house. Their production company is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. They expanded their reach to Japan in 2015 and established a regional office in Tokyo.
On February 25, 2020, Netflix formed partnerships with six Japanese creators to produce an original Japanese anime project. This partnership includes manga creator group CLAMP, mangaka Shin Kibayashi, mangaka Yasuo Ohtagaki, novelist and film director Otsuichi, novelist Tow Ubutaka, and manga artist Mari Yamazaki.