'7SEEDS': Release date, plot, trailer and everything you need to know about the new Netflix Original anime
The show is a post-apocalyptic survival story based on the manga of the same name that ran from 2001 to 2017
Prepare to wake to a whole new world with '7SEEDS', a Netflix Original anime based on the manga of the same name by author Yumi Tamura. This will be the first anime adaptation of the popular survival manga which ran from 2001 to 2017. The studio producing and developing the series is Gonzo, who have previously worked on titles such as 'Afro Samurai' and 'Blade & Soul'.
Here’s everything you need to know about the new survival anime:
'7SEEDS' was initially supposed to release in April 2019, but the series was pushed back to June 2019 due to delays in the production. It has been confirmed by Netflix that Part 1 of '7SEEDS' would be releasing on June 28, 2019.
When the series kicks off, humanity no longer rules the world after Earth is struck by a meteorite. After a group of astronomers correctly predict the impending apocalypse, world leaders come up with a plan to ensure the survival of the human race. The 7SEEDS project takes a group of young individuals from each country who are cryonically preserved so they can survive the impact from the meteor. A computer system is set up to revive each group once the Earth becomes ready to support human life again. Upon awakening, the survivors find themselves in a hostile new world, devoid of humans and teeming with new, dangerous lifeforms.
The characters of '7SEEDS' are divided into a set of teams, each based on a corresponding season like Winter, Summer, and Fall. The show features the vocal talents of Nao Touyama ('Eureka Seven: AO'), Yoko Hikasa ('Infinite Stratos'), Jun Fukuyama ('Code Geass'), Hirofumi Nojima ('Vampire Knight'), Katsuyuki Konishi ('Gurren Lagann'), Ryou Hiroashi ('Sonic X'), Kenta Miyake ('My Hero Academia'), Kakuma Ai ('Batman Ninja'), Takanori Hoshino ('Yu-Gi-Oh!') and Hisao Egawa ('Dragon Ball Z')
'7SEEDS' is based on the extremely popular manga of the same name by Japanese manga artist Yumi Tamura. Her work on '7SEEDS' won her a second Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo manga, having received her first for ‘Basara’ in 1993.
According to Anime News Network, the series is being directed by Yukio Takahashi ('Dog & Scissors') with Touko Machida ('Harukana Receive') in charge of series composition and Youko Satou ('Saiyuki Reload Blast') designing the characters.
"When you wake up, you guys might be in heaven or in hell," says an ominous voice at the beginning of the trailer, setting the tone for the show. The trailer goes on to showcase the inner conflicts of some of the characters against the backdrop of the beautiful yet dangerous new Earth they find themselves in. While some are worried about their own usefulness, others are more concerned about all that is lost in the wake of the near-extinction of humanity, like our music. But beyond all their personal issues looms a far more pressing problem: survival.
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