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Earlier today, Netflix unveiled their planned additions for July 2016. Amid the usual assortment of titles, like Back to the Future and The Big Short, the company revealed that they will stream two new anime titles. Kuromukuro will hit Netflix on July 4, while Magi: Adventure of Sinbad (Magi: Sinbad no Bouken) is slated for a July 14 debut.
Kuromukuro is P.A. Works’ 15th anniversary project. The series will be set in P.A. Works home prefecture of Toyama, with several prominent landmarks like the Tate Mountain Range making appearances through the show. For example, the robot research facility is located near Toyama’s Kurobe Dam. Snow Grouse is credited with the original concept.
Tensai Okamura (Blue Exorcist, Darker Than Black) directed the project, while Yuriko Ishii (A Lull In The Sea) filled the dual roles of character designer and chief animation director. Ryou Higaki (Moribito – Guardian of the Spirit) was in charge of series composition, while Tomoaki Okada (Darker Than Black, Star Driver) provided mechanical designs.
Netflix announced that they acquired the exclusive global streaming rights to the show in April.
Magi: Adventure of Sinbad is a prequel to Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. The series, which is based on Yoshifumi Ōtera’s manga of the same name, received five OVA episodes that were released with volumes of the manga. Yoshikazu Miyao (Inazuma Eleven) directed the OVA seires at studio Lay-duce. Souichirou Sako handled character designs on the projects, while Silver Spoon writer Taku Kishimoto handled the scripts. Tomohiro Ōkubo produced the musical scores.
Miyao, Kishimoto, and Ōkubo all returned to work on the TV series.
In April, Netflix revealed that they will stream Magi: Adventure of Sinbad worldwide.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter