'Altered Carbon: Resleeved': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Netflix anime spin-off
Netflix premiered the official trailer for animated spin-off movie, 'Altered Carbon: Resleeved'. The trailer comes close on the heels of the second season of TV show 'Altered Carbon' that premiered last month on Netflix.
'Altered Carbon: Resleeved' will premiere on March 19, 2020.
The official premise on Netflix reads: "On the planet Latimer, Takeshi Kovacs must protect a tattooist while investigating the death of a yakuza boss alongside a no-nonsense CTAC." For the ones who have yet to catch up on the TV series and have yet to read the cyberpunk novel, CTAC stands for Colonial Tactical Assault Corps and is an intergalactic government body that controls a huge chunk of human space in the Altered Carbon universe. They are trained and tasked with keeping order by all means necessary.
Netflix has not yet listed the names of the actors who will voice the characters for the English dub. However, we do know who will voice the characters in the Japanese dub. Tatsuhisa Suzuki is the voice of Takeshi Kovacs, Rina Satou for Leilin Kawahara and Ayaka Asai for Holly Togram.
From what we see in the trailer, 'Altered Carbon: Resleeved' looks like a non-interactive video game. As fans of Altered Carbon know, characters have the ability to digitalize their consciousness and store it devices called stacks which can later be transferred to a new body or 'sleeve' and its very likely that Takeshi will be seen in a new body. In the film, Takeshi Kovacs is assigned to protect a young Yakuza tattoo artist from killer tech ninjas and CTAC (Colonial Tactical Assault Corps) soldiers on the planet of Latimer.
Staying true to the TV show, 'Resleeved' looks like it’s taking full advantage of an increase in swords and machine guns and there is a lot of blood, not for the weak-hearted. It is not clear if the film is a sequel or the prequel to the original show yet. However, the way Season 2 ends, the best guess would be the latter.
Where to watch
The film will premiere on March 19, 2020, only on Netflix. Like all Netflix releases, this will be available to stream at 3 am ET.
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