Netflix is making moves in the anime world! Today, they announced Romantic Killer with a release date of October 27 on their streaming service.
The information was revealed in a tweet by mangaka Robinson Haruhara. Shonen Jump+ retweeted confirmation of the announcement.
You may be forgiven if this is the first time you’ve heard of the Romantic Killer manga. It’s not even released in English yet. Volume 1 of Romantic Killer released in Japan in December 2019.
The English translation of Romantic Killer, Vol. 1 will release on October 4, 2022. It’s conveniently timed shortly before the Netflix release. The manga is being published through Viz Media.
Romantic Killer’s story is as follows:
Anzu must play along in this altered reality before she can return to her normal life, so she begrudgingly makes friends with Tsukasa Kazuki. He unfortunately happens to be one of the hottest and most popular guys at school, and what’s worse, she realizes that he might not even be that bad of a person!Viz Media
The series is billed as a comedy, drama, romance. Sorry isekai fans, you can’t have them all!
Watch the Romantic Killer anime trailer from Netflix below:
Romantic Killer is written and drawn by Wataru Momose. This is his first credited work on MyAnimeList. So far 4 volumes and 39 chapters have been released.
Casting for the series includes Rie Takahashi as the main character Anzu Hoshin, and Mikako Komatsu as Riri. The series will be directed by Kazuya Ichikawa (The World Ends with You the Animation).
Netflix is fiercely competing in the anime space with new releases. All the while there is industry consolidation with Crunchyroll’s purchase of Funimation earlier this year. Other notable anime shows and original animation Netflix is releasing in 2022 include:
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners – Release Date TBD
Drifting Home – September 16, 2022
Blood of Zeus Season 2 – Release Date TBD
Record of Ragnarok Season 2 – Release Date TBD
Netflix has also been ramping up the release of original animated movies, such as Bubble which released on April 28, 2022. Its since been adapted into a manga by Erubo Hijihara via Shonen Jump+.
Will Netflix be able to win over the hearts of anime fans with new animated series? Well, not until they simulcast. In the meantime, I’m happy to binge what isn’t on Crunchyroll.
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