As the anticipation for the live-action series builds, anime enthusiasts can rejoice in the knowledge that Netflix is set to deliver a diverse array of captivating anime content this September. From thrilling adventures to nostalgic continuations, here’s a sneak peek into what’s in store for fans of the animated world.
1. One Piece Film: Gold (2016) & Five Specials
Release Date: September 1st, 2023
Kickstarting the month with a burst of excitement, the 2016 film “One Piece Film: Gold” will grace the streaming platform, accompanied by five exhilarating specials that are sure to keep fans on the edge of their seats.
One Piece Film: Gold takes viewers to the breathtaking Gran Tesoro, a city of boundless entertainment and intrigue that operates beyond the constraints of government rule. Within this glittering sanctuary, notorious pirates, Marines, and the ultra-wealthy converge, driven by dreams of unimaginable riches.
Captain Luffy and his loyal crew set sail towards the alluring promise of gold, only to uncover the presence of a formidable king whose aspirations threaten not only the Straw Hat crew but the entire New World.
Accompanying this thrilling film are five specials that delve further into the expansive One Piece universe, including narratives like “3D2Y – Overcome Ace’s Death! Luffy’s Vow to His Friends”, “Heart of Gold”, “Episode of East Blue: Luffy and His Four Friends’ Great Adventure”, “Adventure of Nebulandia”, and “Episode of Skypiea”. These specials promise to provide a deeper understanding of the beloved characters and their riveting escapades.
2. Bakugan (Season 1)
Release Date: September 1st, 2023
A familiar name returns with a fresh perspective in the revamped anime series of Bakugan. In a star system known as VESTROIAN, comprising six distinct planets each inhabited by a different species of Bakugan, perpetual warfare reigns supreme.
The unintended consequence of experimental weaponry transports these formidable creatures to Earth, as Baku-Balls descend from the skies, unveiling 10-foot-tall Bakugan to humanity. A newfound camaraderie develops between humans and Bakugan, particularly as kids forge powerful bonds with these creatures, enabling them to transform into colossal kaiju.
3. Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series (Part 4)
Release Date: September 8th, 2023
Embarking on its fourth part, Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series continues Ash Ketchum and Pikachu’s legendary journey. After an impressive 25 years and over 1100 episodes, this installment is expected to bring their remarkable adventure to a close.
The heartwarming tale of Ash’s quest to become a Pokémon Master has captured the hearts of three generations, leaving an indelible mark on the world of animation.
4. Gamera Rebirth (Season 1)
Release Date: September 7th, 2023
Prepare to be introduced to the iconic kaiju turtle, Gamera, in a brand-new anime experience. Set in the summer of 1989, the story follows four Tokyo kids who bear witness to the emergence of Gamera, a valiant turtle kaiju, as it valiantly confronts towering human-eating monsters.
This reimagined narrative brings the classic character to the forefront, offering a thrilling experience for both longtime fans and newcomers.
5. Kengan Ashura (Part 3)
Release Date: September 21st, 2023
Fans’ patience will be handsomely rewarded as the long-awaited Part 3 of Kengan Ashura finally arrives. Set in a world where the wealthy elite engages in organized gladiatorial combat, the formidable fighter Tokita Ohma bursts onto the scene, eager to challenge the mightiest opponents. This installment promises high-octane action and intense battles that will undoubtedly captivate audiences.
6. Castlevania: Nocturne (Season 1)
Release Date: September 28th, 2023
Following the success of the Castlevania anime, fans are in for a treat with the debut of Castlevania: Nocturne. This series delves into the exploits of Richter Belmont, a descendant of the renowned Trevor Belmont, as he navigates a gory and gothic world.
With an intriguing story that explores themes of love and loss, Nocturne introduces viewers to the origin story of Richter Belmont, an iconic figure within the Castlevania franchise.
In conclusion, September 2023 holds the promise of a diverse array of anime offerings on Netflix. From the high-seas adventures of One Piece to the epic battles of Bakugan and Pokémon, along with the emergence of Gamera and the gripping narratives of Kengan Ashura and Castlevania, fans can expect a month filled with enthralling animated content. So mark your calendars and get ready to embark on these exciting journeys into the realm of anime storytelling.