Netflix’s DROP 01: A Glimpse into the Future of Animated Series

Netflix, the streaming giant we all know and love, is stirring up excitement in the world of animation with its first-ever DROP 01 virtual showcase.

This 90-minute extravaganza, set to premiere on September 27 at 9 a.m. PST, promises a treasure trove of sneak peeks, exciting updates, and a digital premiere of Episodes 1-3 of “Castlevania: Nocturne.” Buckle up as we dive deep into what you can expect from this groundbreaking event.

The Animated Spectacle

Picture this: Between each thrilling episode of the early screening of “Castlevania: Nocturne,” viewers will be treated to tantalizing reveals from the upcoming animated series.

This lineup includes some highly anticipated titles like “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off,” “Sonic Prime Chapter 3,” “Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix,” “Blue Eye Samurai,” “Pluto,” “Masters of the Universe: Revolution,” and more. It’s a whirlwind tour of Netflix’s genre animation offerings.

Retail Therapy: Shop for Branded Goodies

But that’s not all! As if the animated series sneak peeks weren’t enough, viewers will also get a QR code that grants access to an exclusive shop stocked with branded merchandise from “Castlevania: Nocturne” and “Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix.” Who doesn’t love a bit of retail therapy?

Official DROP 01 Partners

Netflix has teamed up with some major players to make this event a reality. Partners include Konami (for “Castlevania: Nocturne”), Sonic the Hedgehog/Sega in collaboration with WildBrain (for “Sonic Prime Chapter 3”), Ubisoft (for “Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix”), UCP (a division of Universal Studio Group) for “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off,” Studio M2 for “Pluto,” and Mattel for “Masters of the Universe: Revolution.”

Additionally, Capcom, Crystal Dynamics, and Legendary are also part of this star-studded lineup.

How to Tune In

Mark your calendars for September 27 at 9 a.m. PST / 12 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. BST. You can catch the global livestream event on Netflix’s Twitch channel, so be sure to sign up in advance for interactive viewing and co-streaming.

If Twitch isn’t your thing, worry not! You can also watch DROP 01 on and various official YouTube channels, including Netflix, NetflixBrasil, NetflixIndiaOfficial, NetflixJP, and NetflixAnime.

What to Expect from “Castlevania: Nocturne”

The pièce de résistance of DROP 01 is the digital premiere of “Castlevania: Nocturne.” This series is bound to thrill fans, as it follows the adventures of Richter, a descendant of the Belmont family, renowned in the iconic “Symphony of the Night” and “Blood of Rondo” Castlevania games. With the full release of “Castlevania: Nocturne” on Netflix set for September 28, anticipation is running high.


Netflix’s DROP 01 promises to be a landmark event for animation enthusiasts and Netflix lovers alike. With exclusive premieres, merchandise, and surprises galore, this showcase is not to be missed. So, mark your calendars and get ready to embark on a journey into the captivating world of animated series, courtesy of Netflix. September 27 can’t come soon enough!

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