Netflix May 2018 Slate lists ‘Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro’, ‘Mob Psycho 100’ live-action & More

Netflix have announced their May 2018 release slate with a bunch of titles joining the UK service. As per usual we look out for any anime and also live-action Japanese properties that crop up here and there. The titles below are currently scheduled for May, though please be aware that they are subject to change at any moment.

Case Closed: Season 1

Estimated arrival date: 1st May 2018

The criminal mind is a twisted place, and Jimmy Kudo knows the shady corridors of humanity better than any detective in the game. There ain’t a bad guy in town who can outsmart him, so they try to put the super sleuth down for a dirt nap. But instead of ending up in a shallow grave, Jimmy wakes up to find himself turned back into a kid. Utilizing his unlikely new persona and the latest in crime-fighting gadgetry, he tracks down his assailants as boy detective Conan Edogawa.

Kakegurui (Live-Action)

Estimated arrival date: 4th May 2018

Hyakkaou Private Academy. An institution for the privileged with a very peculiar curriculum. You see, when you’re the sons and daughters of the wealthiest of the wealthy, it’s not athletic prowess or book smarts that keep you ahead. It’s reading your opponent, the art of the deal. What better way to hone those skills than with a rigorous curriculum of gambling? At Hyakkaou Private Academy, the winners live like kings, and the losers are put through the wringer. But when Yumeko Jabami enrolls, she’s gonna teach these kids what a high roller really looks like!

Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

Estimated arrival date: 15th May 2018

In the twilight of his career, master thief Lupin the Third’s latest and greatest caper has hit a snag. What should’ve been bags of cash from a national casino turns out to be expert counterfeits! Together with his partner-in-crime Jigen, Lupin heads to the remote European nation of Cagliostro to exact revenge.

Not everything goes as planned; the two encounter Clarisse, a royal damsel in distress being forced to marry the sinister Count Cagliostro against her will. Saving her won’t be easy, however, as Lupin and Jigen – together with Lupin’s unpredictable ex-girlfriend Fujiko and the swordsman Goemon – must fight their way through a trap-filled castle, a deadly dungeon, and an army of professional assassins! Can Lupin rescue the girl, evade the cuffs of his long-time nemesis Inspector Zenigata, and uncover the secret treasures of The Castle of Cagliostro?

Mob Psycho 100 (Live-Action)

Netflix Original series date: 22nd May 2018
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Mob is an 8th grader with powerful psychic abilities who wants to be normal. When not exorcising evil spirits he attempts to suppress his powers, causing stunted emotions. But when he hits 100 percent, his pent-up feelings unleash a dark power.

Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas

Estimated arrival date: 15th May 2018

Every two hundred years, good and evil wage a Holy War. On one side, the Goddess Athena leads her 88 Saints in order to protect the world from destruction. On the other, Hades, God of the Underworld, commands his 108 Specters to sow chaos upon the face of the Earth. But in the 18th century, the repeating cycle of war takes a new twist, as the reincarnations of these powerful entities happen to be friends!

Having growing up together in an orphanage in Italy, Tenma, Sasha, and Alone thought they would be together forever, a promise they remember by flower bracelets each of them wear. It wasn’t to be, however, as Sasha turns out to be the reincarnation of Athena, Tenma the reincarnation of the Pegasus Saint, and Alone… the reincarnation of Hades!

Now the battle rages, with Tenma struggling to find the strength to protect his friends. Can he keep Athena safe while fighting against his best friend? Must Alone perish so that the world can be saved? And will the three of them be able to keep the promise they made as children?

Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 2 (Live-Action)

Netflix Original series date: 22nd May 2018
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A group of young people – including a chef, a snowboarder and an ice hockey player – gather at the Karuizawa woods while pursuing their dreams.

In the meantime you can check out the rest of the upcoming Netflix Originals slate of anime here on the site. The Spring 2018 anime titles currently exclusive to Netflix are Aggretsuko, Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan, Last Hope (Jūshinki Pandora)Lost Song, and The Piano Forest (Piano no Mori).


Known simply as 'Grav' by the anime community, his interests are flexible as he is generally not that bothered by what he watches, whether it's a top-tier series or an enjoyable isekai harem trash type. Either way, he does his best to bring folks the latest news on AUKN and also any other information and unboxing hauls over on his Normanic Vault blog.

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