The show takes place thousands of years into the future as robots replaced their human creators in the population and now settle in the titular city. It takes place so far into the future, in fact, that humans have long been considered a myth or a legend. However, two maintenance robots A37 (Kyoko Hikami) and E92 (Kentaro Ito) discover a human baby named Sara (Marika Kono) in cryosleep while on a routine assignment. With their personal and societal beliefs thrown into question, the robots decide to raise the child outside of Eden in secret. As Sara grows older, she begins to learn the sinister truth about the world she was hidden from.
The new trailer has a somewhat different tone than the one released in October of last year, as it focuses more on how the universe’s robots feel about the nearly-extinct human race. However, the dynamic art style and mysterious yet engaging plot still stand out. It looks and sounds great, so get ready to add this into your Netflix queue.
Eden is expected to be Netflix’s first entirely-original Japanese anime. While Netflix has released original anime programs such as Castlevania and Neo Yokio in the past, these were often American-Japanese co-productions. Even anime shows labeled as “Netflix Originals” were licensed from different Japanese studios. Eden, however, is a wholly-original Netflix property from Qubic Pictures and CGCG studios.
Irie directed all four episodes of the new series, while Ghost in the Shell 2 and Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Justin Leach handled producing duties. The show’s script was written by Kimiko Ueno, who wrote episodes of Little Witch Academia and Space Dandy.
Check out the date announcement trailer below.