Netflix Announces the anime series adaptation of the popular Japanese magna ‘Ooku: The Inner Chambers’ at Anime Japan Event
After the triumph at Oscars, Netflix has grabbed the anime series adaptation of the popular Japanese magna “Ooku: The Inner Chambers,” by Yoshinaga Fumi.
The announcement was made at the ongoing Anime Japan convention in Tokyo, as per a report in Variety.
Netflix also unveiled “Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune,” another anime series, adapted from a military sci-fi novel by Carlo Zen and set to upload in May.
Directed by Abe Noriyuki and produced by Studio Deen, “Ooku” is inspired by tales emerging from the Ooku women’s quarters within Edo Castle and imagines that gender roles are reversed. After a plague threatens the male population women take up positions of authority. The new (female) Shogun Yoshimune enquires into why the women adopt male names when taking power and starts to unravel other mysteries within the inner sanctum. The original manga was published by Hakusensha / Melody.
Adapted from “Yakitori,” published by Hayakawa Bunko JA/Hayakawa Publishing, “Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune” sees a young man rebel against oppressive authorities on a future version of Earth, but only after he has been recruited into an interplanetary military unit that suffers a 70% casualty rate.
The series is directed by Anbo Hideeki, written by Sakai Mitsuyasu and designed by Yamagata Atsushi with production through the ARECT company.