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Netflix Unveils A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- Anime, First PV, Visual, & Crew Announced


So, how long until we all groan at an Agent A.I.C.O. joke?

Earlier today, Netflix hosted a “Netflix Anime Slate 2017” in Japan. The company unveiled a slate of anime titles that will be released under the company’s banner, from known titles to totally original projects.

In this case, Netflix unveiled an original anime project, titled A.I.C.O. -Incarnation-. The company released a visual and promo video, along with the first cast and crew members. The series itself will stream simultaneously across the globe in Spring 2018.

The show is slated to run for twelve episodes.

Promo Video

The four-and-a-half minute trailer previews the show in action, as a narrator and snippets of dialogue convey the major story beats.

Key Visual

The visual features the show’s two leads, posing in front of an array of staticky stills from the show. Above the stills, one can see a ruined landscape.

Staff

Kazuya Murata (Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet) will direct the project at studio Bones.

Plot

Netflix describes the series as:

In Japan in the year 2035, an accident known as the “Burst” occurs during a research project, spawning an out-of-control artificial life form called “Matter” that has spread throughout the Kurobe Gorge. The research city that was once hailed as the hope for humanity is cordoned off by the government. Two years later, 15-year-old Aiko Tachibana, who lost her family in the Burst, learns something unbelievable from Yuya Kanzaki, a new student at her school. A secret is hidden within her body, and the answer to the puzzle lies at the “Primary Point” that was the center of the Burst. Aiko resolves to infiltrate the restricted area, escorted by a team of divers and with Yuya as her guide. When boy meets girl with the fate of humanity in their hands, what new truth will come to light? The series comprised of 12 episodes is produced by Bones, whose notable works include “Psalms of Planets EUREKA SEVEN” and “My Hero Academia.” The series will debut globally on Netflix in Spring 2018.

Sources: Netflix (Press Release), Animate Times

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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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