'The Summit of the Gods': 5 things about the breathtaking manga series' adaption

The series is based on the critically-acclaimed manga by Jirô Taniguchi and the novel by Baku Yumemakura


                            'The Summit of the Gods': 5 things about the breathtaking manga series' adaption
A still from 'The Summit of the Gods' (Netflix)

'The Summit of the Gods' is one of the most groundbreaking series that the world waits for to premiere on Netflix. The series, based on the critically-acclaimed manga by Jirô Taniguchi and the novel by Baku Yumemakura poses the all-important question of whether George Mallory and his companion Andrew Irvine were the first duo to scale the treacherous Mount Everest? 

Such has been the response for the film that Netflix's premiere has now fast become a buzz on social media. Here's an excerpt from Observer after the film's theatrical run —"Even with the world’s largest streamer behind it, Summit of the Gods may not find an audience beyond those of us who truly seek out adult-skewing. It would be a shame, because it is one of the truly great animated films this year."

The animated film is the latest among Netflix’s roster of animated content. While you wait for the animated drama to release, here are some of the other titles that you can binge on Netflix: 'Jojo's Bizarre Adventure', 'Baki' and 'Bright: Samurai Soul'.

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When does 'The Summit of the Gods' release?

The highly-anticipated series releases November 30 on Netflix. It also had a theatrical release on November 24.

What is the series all about?

The official synopsis per Netflix reads, "Were George Mallory and his companion Andrew Irvine the first men to scale Everest on June 8, 1924? Only the little Vestpocket Kodak camera they took with them might reveal the truth. In Kathmandu, 70 years later, a young Japanese reporter named Fukamachi Makoto recognizes the camera in the hands of the mysterious Habu Joji, an outcast climber believed missing for years. Fukamachi enters a world of obsessive mountaineers hungry for impossible conquests on a journey that leads him, step by step, towards the summit of the gods.”

Who's in the cast?

Rich Ting (John Sciulli/Getty Images )

 

Rich Ting ('Warrior'), Darren Barnet ('Never Have I Ever'), and Keiko Agena ('Better Call Saul') voice the characters. Ray Yamamoto, Clyde Kusatsu, Chris Naoki Lee and Paul Nakauchi round up the rest of the cast.

Director

'The Summit of the Gods' is directed by Imbert. Jean-Charles Ostorero, Didier Brunner, Magali Pouzol, Damien Brunner and Stephan Roelants serve as producers.

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