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New anime ‘Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune’ to stream on Netflix from May 18th

(Last Updated On: April 29, 2023)

Netflix is set to release Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune, an anime adaptation of Carlo Zen and so-bin’s science-fiction novel series on May 18, 2023. The highly anticipated series takes place in a distant future where the solar system is controlled by trade federations in a state of constant warfare.

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In the midst of this turmoil, Akira, a young man from Japan, seeks to escape the confines of his homeland. Upon the recommendation of his military cook friend, Pupkin, Akira enlists in a trade federation orbital drop infantry unit known as “Yakitori.” However, these soldiers have an infamous reputation for their high casualty rate of 70%, hence their nickname.

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The anime is being directed by Hideki Anbo and produced by Arect, with Mitsuyasu Sakai serving as the writer. Atsushi Yamagata, who has worked on Genocyber, Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou, and Bright: Samurai Soul, is responsible for character design, while Ken Ishii is composing the music.

Carlo Zen and so-bin published the first volume of Yakitori novel series under Hayakawa Publishing in August 2017, followed by the second volume in April 2018. The duo is also known for their work on the popular anime and light novel series, The Saga of Tanya the Evil and Overlord.

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Fans of science-fiction anime can’t wait to delve into the intricate and action-packed world of Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune, filled with political intrigue and high-stakes combat. With its stellar cast and talented production team, Yakitori is set to be one of the most exciting anime releases of the year.


Source – Comic Natalie

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Arjun Goyal
A seasoned Software Engineer with a rich tapestry of passions that span beyond the technical realm. My journey with anime started with 'Bleach', which spurred an exploration into the wider world of novels, movies, mangas, and webtoons. Favorites of mine include 'Solo Leveling' in webtoons and 'Dragon Rioting' in manga.
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