Netflix Announces Eden Anime From Fullmetal Alchemist Director

Netflix has just announced its newest anime project: Eden.

According to the press release from Netflix, "The upcoming sci-fi fantasy series Eden is set thousands of years in the future, where a city known as 'Eden 3' is inhabited solely by robots whose former masters vanished a long time ago. On a routine assignment, two farming robots accidentally awaken a human baby girl from stasis questioning all they were taught to believe -- that humans were nothing more than a forbidden ancient myth. Together, the two robots secretly raise the child in a safe haven outside Eden."

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The series will be directed by Yasuhiro Irie, who also directed Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Code:Breaker and Scorching Ping Pong Girls. He also worked on as an anime director for Vision of Escaflowne, RahXephon and the original Fullmetal Alchemist -- to name a few credits.

The staff working on this anime will come from both sides of the Pacific. Joining this legendary figure in the anime community is producer Justin Leach, who worked on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Adventure Time and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence. Additionally, Eden will feature character and lead concept designs by Toshihiro Kawamoto and Christophe Ferreira, a screenplay by Kimiko Ueno, background art direction by Clover Xie and music composed by Kevin Penkin.

Eden will be produced by Qubic Pictures and CGCG.

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Eden will be an all-new four-episode original anime series, which will come to the streaming service in 2020 worldwide.

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