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Netflix Geeked Week Animation Showcase: ‘Entergalactic,’ ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunner,’ New ‘Dragon Prince,’ Junji Ito & So Much More!

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Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi and Jessica Williams star as an artist couple in NYC in 'Entergalactic' 'Entergalactic'. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

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Netflix Geeked Week Animation Showcase: ‘Entergalactic,’ ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunner,’ New ‘Dragon Prince,’ Junji Ito & So Much More!

Building on this morning’s announcement that Netflix was teaming up with Ghost Corps for a brand-new Ghostbusters animated series, the streamer’s Geeked Week Anination Showcase has loaded our Watch List with even more exciting titles to look forward to.

Entergalactic

(L-R) Scott Mescudi as Jabari and Jessica Williams as Meadow in ‘Entergalactic’. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

Netflix unveiled a first look at the intriguing animated love story from Kid Cudi and exec producer Kenya Barris (black-ish), Entergalactic. The series features a distinctive, painted CGI style and features a stellar voice cast, also announced today along with character images.

Synopsis: Entergalactic is an original, animated story about a young artist named Jabari — voiced by Mescudi — as he attempts to balance love and success. Finding the latter brings Jabari a step closer to the former, when moving into his dream apartment introduces him to his new neighbor, photographer it-girl, Meadow — voiced by Jessica Williams. An explosion of art, music, and fashion, Entergalactic takes place in the only city that can handle all three: New York.

Entergalactic Voice Cast:

  • Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi (previously announced) as Jabari: A charming, creative visionary with a splash of goofball, Jabari is effortlessly cool. Dressed head-to-toe in the holiest of streetwear grails, Jabari is just one of those kids you can’t help but love. At a first time crossroads of career success and the perfect apartment, he is about to find the final piece of adulthood: true love.
  • Jessica Williams (Love Life, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3) as Meadow: An on-the-rise photographer who is Jabari’s new neighbor, Meadow is not only the coolest girl at the party, she’s the realest.
  • Timothée Chalamet (Dune, Call Me by Your Name) as Jimmy: Jimmy is Jabari’s best friend and… weed dealer, though with the new drug laws he’s now focusing on crypto and new inventions. An oxymoronic, laid back conspiracy theorist, Jimmy is never without a blunt and a book.
  • Ty Dolla $ign as Ky: Jabari’s irreverent, and at times, inappropriate road dog. Ky is always there for Jabari, even though his support can sometimes come in interesting packages.
  • Laura Harrier (Hollywood, BlacKkKlansman) as Carmen: Jabari’s recent ex-girlfriend. Stylish and confident, Carmen is the girl you’re supposed to marry.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Tick, Tick…Boom!) as Karina: Meadow’s best friend who is trustworthy, grounded and adorably pregnant.
  • Christopher Abbott (Kraven the Hunter, On the Count of Three) as Reed: A well-dressed shark with a heart and art dealer representing Meadow’s photography. Reed has the kind of chin that is sharp enough to cut glass but not strong enough to take a punch.
  • 070 Shake as Nadia: Meadow’s associate from the art scene. Born and raised in New York City, Nadia is an in-your-face sculptor whose voice could only be drowned out by the brashness of her own work.
  • Jaden Smith (After Earth) as Jordan: An adolescent BMX superstar, Jordan’s talent earns a pass to kick it with Jabari and Jimmy. Jordan sees the dating landscape in New York City just a bit different than Jabari.
  • Keith David (From Scratch, 21 Bridges) as Mr. Rager: Jabari’s superhero creation.
  • Teyana Taylor (Coming 2 America, The Trap) as Boxing Coach: Meadow and Karina’s hard-nose boxing instructor at Rumble NYC.
  • Arturo Castro (Yes Day, Broad City) as Len: An upwardly mobile professional, Len is Jabrari’s co-worker at Cosmic Comics. He wears hard-bottom shoes and a newsboy cap. He’s super smart AND super annoying.
  • Macaulay Culkin (American Horror Story, The Righteous Gemstones) as Downtown Pat: Downtown legend and life-long, city-wide delinquent. Despite his gritty exterior, Pat has a very romantic heart and wise words to give.

Studio TRIGGER (Promare) returns with another thrill-a-minute anime created with CD PROJEKT RED in Poland: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. The standalone, 10-episode event series follows a street kid trying to survive in a technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future. The story is set in the Cyberpunk universe created by American RPG/video game designer Mike Pondsmith; series created by  Rafal Jaki and directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi. Coming September 2022!

The manga horror master has a new anime series adaptation coming to get you: Junji Ito’s Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre!  The anthology will present 20 of his stories — including tales from Tomie, Souichi as well as The Hanging Balloons, confirmed today in a video message from Ito — in animation for the first time ever.

First look images from the isekai anime Uncle from Another World will excite fans of the original manga … and those who love a  story about a loved one coming back into your life after a sojourn to a magical dimension. (Relatable!)

Fresh character art dropped for The Seven Deadly Sins: The Grudge of Edinburgh, an original two-part movie spinoff that tells the story of Tristan, the son of Meliodas from The Seven Deadly Sins anime.

Get ready for an exciting, visually breathtaking anime relating the vast hardships of outer space exploration in Moonrisean upcoming title from the acclaimed Japanese studio WIT (Bubble, Attack on Titan). If the key art is anything to go by, this will be quite an interstellar trip.

Moonrise

Moonrise

First-look images for Exception offer a glimpse into a beautiful, mysterious new sci-fi world. The anime follows a team of survivors tasked with exploring the galaxy to terraform a new home planet and save humanity from the brink of exctinction.

We also got a new, uncensored trailer for Farzar, the new animated sci-fi comedy from the creators of Paradies P.D. and Brickleberry, which promises “zero gravity, zero f***s given.” Check it out here if you dare.

Shion Takeuchi’s crazy conspiracy comedy Inside Job is also slated to return for a second season dubbed “Part 2: Leaked Footage.” The most startling revelation? … Minions are real. Coming soon!

Masters of the Universe: Revolution will see He-Man and Skeletor face off like you’ve never seen before in a new series picking up where Masters of the Universe: Revelation left off.

MOTU Revolution

The world of Xadia grows with the new series The Dragon Prince: Mystery of Avaros, continuing the adventures of the fan-favorite series The Dragon Prince. Netflix unveiled a magical teaser for the show:

It wouldn’t be a Netflix animation celebration without Arcane! Not only can fans now access cool profile icons featuring characters from the multi-Annie-Award-winning League of Legends series, but they can dive even deeper behind the scenes with Arcane: Bridging the Rift,  a new five-part behind the scenes documentary launching on the Riot Games YouTube channel on August 4 (new eps. Thursdays).

Oscar winner Alberto Mielgo (The Windshield Wiper) took viewers behind the scenes of his jawdropping short about a toxic, otherworldly love, Jibaro (Love, Death + Robots Vol. III):

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