Entertainment02 November 2021
Netflix today announced that the Netflix Festival Japan 2021, featuring Netflix's upcoming titles for this winter and beyond, will be held from Tuesday, November 9 till Wednesday, November 10, 2021 JST. In addition to announcing details on upcoming projects, there will be special guests and panels with a diverse lineup of both animated and live-action titles including talent and creators from both Japan and abroad. Netflix also revealed the event’s timetable, as well as further details on the guests and special panels. The event will be live-streamed on YouTube, and will also be available in English.
Day 1, Anime Day
The event will begin on Tuesday, November 9 JST with opening remarks from Netflix Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos (via video), and Vice President of Content, Kaata Sakamoto. This will be followed by kicking off Anime Day with a special panel for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure STONE OCEAN, ahead of its worldwide exclusive premiere in December 2021! Special guest Marie Iitoyo will then take the stage, joining host Hisanori Yoshida to introduce all of the latest entries in the Netflix Anime lineup! Along with showcasing everything from shows scheduled to begin streaming this winter (Aggretsuko), to eagerly anticipated shows with new seasons that will be available for streaming (ULTRAMAN, GHOST IN THE SHELL: SAC_2045, Record of Ragnarok, and Rilakkuma's Theme Park Adventure), and shows and films to look forward to in 2022 (Spriggan, Thermae Romae Novae, and Drifting Home), they will share the latest news, including new title announcements, trailers and more.. Additionally Koichi Yamadera from the anime-turned-live-action series Cowboy Bebop! is scheduled to make an appearance via video message. Kenjiro Tsuda, the rising star of hits Super Crooks and The Way of the Househusband, will appear for a special talk “TsudaKen Time", in addition to some of the best creators working on Netflix anime. More details below.
Day 2, Live Action Day
On November 10 JST, Netflix Festival Japan 2021 will continue with 6 star-studded panels for upcoming Japanese films and series as well as International titles including Hollywood blockbuster Red Notice. Netflix is set to introduce upcoming Japanese films We Couldn’t Become Adults (premiering November 5, 2021) and the long-awaited autobiographical tale Asakusa Kid (premiering December 9, 2021), as well as additional projects set for release in 2022, including the Netflix series The Journalist (premiering January 13, 2022), Fishbowl Wives (premiering 2022), He’s Expecting (premiering 2022), and First Love (premiering 2022), as well as the Netflix film Love Like the Falling Petals (premiering March 24, 2022).
Please note that we are planning various special guests and special stages in addition to those outlined in the schedule above.
This event will be live-streamed on the following Netflix Official YouTube channels.
Live Action Day Wednesday, November 10: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. JST