Netflix and Ezra Koenig have finally revealed the first trailer for their new Anime project, and it is definitely worth your attention.
The new project is called Neo Yokio, and as you can see in the trailer above, the series blends demon hunting and the supernatural with a light hearted tone and dead pan delivery from Jaden Smith's lead character Kaz Kaan. There's explosions, mecha-butlers, glowing skulls, banter, and plenty of action in the two-minute trailer, leading you to believe that the six episode season will be all kinds of insane when it finally debuts (via Anime News Network).
You can view the full trailer above.
The project is executive produced by Nick Weidenfeld and is a collaboration between Koenig, Production I.G, Studio DEEN, and Studios MOI, with Kazuhiro Furuhashi and Junji Nishimura handling storyboard duties. Neo Yoko features a bevy of vocal talent as well, from Smith and Susan Sarandon to Jude Law, Steve Buscemi, Alexa Chung, and Amanda Stenberg. Jaden's sister Willow Smith even hops aboard.
To get an idea of what you're in for, you can read the official description below, and you can find the official poster for the series in the gallery. Neo Yokio hits Netflix on September 22nd.
Welcome to Neo Yokio, the greatest city in the world. It's the most populous urban agglomeration in North America, but its prestige does not merely stem from its size. Neo Yokio is a diverse labyrinth of cultural and architectural innovation at the forefront of global fashion and finance.
All of this is cold comfort to the lovesick Kaz Kaan (Jaden Smith), the youngest member of a family of "magistocrats" – pink-haired demon slayers who once liberated the city. Today, his demon-slaying is barely more than a side-hustle coordinated by his Aunt Agatha (Susan Sarandon) - Kaz himself would rather concern himself with shopping, field hockey and - of course – mending his broken heart.
Always by Kaz's side are his faithful mecha-butler, Charles (Jude Law), and his inseparable friends Lexy and Gottlieb (The Kid Mero and Desus Nice) as he navigates the complexities of life in Neo Yokio and tries to stay one step ahead of his arch-rival, Neo Yokio's number one most eligible bachelor, Arcangelo Corelli (Jason Schwartzman.)
Things take a mysterious turn when Kaz is drawn into the turbulent world of ex-fashion blogger Helena St. Tessero (Tavi Gevinson), setting in motion a sequence of events that force him to question everything he knows about Neo Yokio.