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5 New Original Anime Series to Debut on Netflix Before 2022 Ends

‘Exception,’ ‘Romantic Killer,’ ‘Lookism,’ ‘Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh,’ and ‘Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas’ will all stream over the next three months.

Netflix announced an exciting three months of all-new Netflix Original anime series at its recent TUDUM event. Below are the five new shows set to stream before we close out 2022!


Yuzo Sato directs, from an original story and screenplay by Hirotaka Adachi, with music by Ryuichi Sakamoto and character design by Yoshitaka Amano, the artist behind Final Fantasy and illustrator on The Sandman: Dream Hunters. From Tatsunoko Production (Bakken Record) and Studio 5, the show is slated to debut October 13.

Synopsis: “In the distant future, human beings have been forced to leave earth and migrate to another galaxy. An advanced team of spacecraft arrives at a planet that is to be terraformed. Each member of the team is output by a biological 3D printer.”

Romantic Killer

From domerica, and based on the Japanese manga by Wataru Momose, Romantic Killer is set to stream October 27. The series is directed by Kazuya Ichikawa from a screenplay by Sayuri Oba and Hiroko Fukuda. The series composer is Sayuri Oba, with music written by Ryo Kawasaki and Tomoyuki Kono. Character designs are by Arisa Matsuura; the opening theme song is by YURiKA.

Synopsis: “All Anzy Hoshino wants is to play video games.  To her dismay, a wizard from a magical world appears and forces her to take part in a project to stop his world’s population decline. Finding herself living out her very own dating sim, all Hoshino wants to do is go home for video games, cats, and chocolate.”


Based on the popular Korean webtoon of the same name, Studio Mir’s latest series hits the streamer November 4. The show is directed by Han Kwang II, with art direction by Lee Dae Woo, music by Han Kyung Hoon, and the theme song by ATEEZ.

Synopsis: “After spending his life at the bottom of the food chain as an overweight student, Park Hyung Suk gets the shock of his life when one day he wakes up in a brand-new body that’s handsome, tall, and can make him popular. The catch? His overweight body still exists, and every time he goes to sleep, he changes from one body to the other.”

Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh

Helmed by director Bob Shirahata and supervising director Noriyuki Abe, this sequel to the Seven Deadly Sins and prequel to the Four Knights of the Apocalypse is produced by Marvy Jack and Alfred Imageworks, and will premiere this December.  

Synopsis: “Tristan inherits the power of the Goddess Clan and can heal people’s wounds and injuries, but he often ends up hurting others due to his inability to control his Demon Clan power. To protect his family, Tristan heads to Edinburgh Castle and meets a host of new friends along the way.”

Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas

Set before the events of the heist and downfall of Las Vegas in the Zack Snyder’s 2021 zombie romp, Army of the Dead, the series follows Scott Ward (Dave Bautista) and his team of mercenaries as they try to evacuate civilians from the zombie-infested city. Meduzarts Animation Studio is producing the animation; the show has been slated for release this year, but Netflix has not yet set a premiere.

From the original film, Bautista and Ella Purnell (Kate Ward) return to voice their characters from the film. New voice cast members include Joe Manganiello (Justice League) as Rose; Christian Slater (Mr. Robot) as Torrance; Harry Lennix (The Blacklist) as Boorman; Ross Butler (13 Reasons Why) as Chen; Anya Chalotra (The Witcher) as Lucilia; Vanessa Hudgens (The Princess Switch) as Willow; Jena Malone (Antebellum) as Zeta; Yetide Badaki (American Gods) as Queen Meeru; Christina Wren (Man of Steel) as Nicole; Monica Barbaro (The Good Cop) as Meagan; and Nolan North (Star Trek: Lower Decks) as Clemenson. 

Netflix's tweet thread announcing the new voice cast can be found here.

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Whitney is a freelance writer focusing on VFX-driven fantasy film & TV as well as preschool animation.