Netflix September 2018 UK Slate Adds Live-Action Bleach Film and Four Anime Shows from the Originals line-up

Netflix have announced their line-up of catalogue titles for the month of September 2018. This month features four anime titles from the Netflix Originals line-up as well as another live-action Japanese film adaptation of a manga series.

BLEACH (Live-Action)

Available: 14th September 2018
Audio: Japanese with English subtitles*

When high schooler Ichigo is suddenly given reaper abilities, he really wants to give the powers back. But he’ll have to reap some souls first.

Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan

Available: 21st September 2018
Audio: English & Japanese + Multiple Languages in various territories

Straightforward and innocent Hisone Amakasu is a Self-Defense Force rookie stationed at the Air Self-Defense Force’s Gifu Base. She struggles with the fact that she sometimes hurts people unintentionally by her innocent words and decides to join the Air Self-Defence Force, hoping to maintain a certain distance from people. This decision leads her to a fateful encounter that profoundly changes her life. Hisone meets the “OTF” dragon hidden in the base, and it chooses Hisone as its pilot. When it soars into the sky with Hisone, her fate as a dragon pilot is decided. It is said that dragons have a key to the future of the world.

Forest of Piano
(Piano no Mori)

Available: 28th September 2018 (the first season)
Audio: English & Japanese + Multiple Languages in various territories

Kai was born as the son of a prostitute and he’s been playing the abandoned piano in the forest near his home ever since he was young. Shūhei, on the other hand, was practically breast-fed by the piano as the son of a family of prestigious pianists. Yet it is their common bond with the piano that eventually intertwines their paths in life.

Last Hope
(Jūshinki Pandora)

Available: 14th September 2018 (1st half of the series)
Audio: English & Japanese + Multiple Languages in various territories

On the day the Xianglong (Shanron or Soaring Dragon) Crisis occurred in 2031, Leon Lau was right in the middle of the unfolding events. The Quantum Reactor, a next generation energy device developed to replace dwindling environmental resources, exploded and unleashed an unknown energy. As a result, the global environment changed overnight. Living things (besides humans) and machines each underwent their own unique evolution, and the B.R.A.I. (Biological Revolutionary of Accelerated Intelligence) entities in particular evolved and came into being. Because of them, humanity was driven to the brink of extinction. Humans fight the B.R.A.I with M.O.E.V. (Multi-purpose Organic Evolution Vehicle) variable units.

Seven years after the Xianglong Crisis, Leon is in the wilderness on the edge of the “absolute defense city” Neo Xianglong. Living with Chloe Lau under a “family pact,” he conducts his own research to counter the B.R.A.I. The awkward Leon and the busybody Chloe. They live day-by-day as if to forget the past for the moment. However, threats unrelentingly draw near.

Lost Song

Available: 28th September 2018
Audio: English & Japanese + Multiple Languages in various territories

Rin (Konomi Suzuki), an energetic girl who loves to eat, lives in a verdant frontier village. Deep within the royal palace in the bustling capital city, the songstress Finis (Yukari Tamura) spends her days in solitude. Both share a special power no other person has. A miraculous power that can heal wounds, create water and stir the wind – the power of song. Guided by destiny, the two young women each face an arduous journey with the power of song. The shadow of war looms over the kingdom, tainting even the miraculous songs with the blood of innocents. Loved ones meet their deaths as silent screams echo through a stone prison. As two destinies intersect, will the final song be one of despair, hope or…?

We will also point out select titles currently listed to expire from the service. These can be renewed but for now they are expected to be removed from the service.

Blood Lad

Date of Expiration: 31st August 2018
Audio: English & Japanese

Death Note

Date of Expiration: 13th September 2018
Audio: English & Japanese

Durarara!!

Date of Expiration: 31st August 2018
Audio: English & Japanese

Gurren Lagann

Date of Expiration: 31st August 2018
Audio: English & Japanese

Kill la Kill

Date of Expiration: 31st August 2018
Audio: Japanese

Samurai Flamenco

Date of Expiration: 31st August 2018
Audio: Japanese

For a list of other anime titles heading to the Netflix platform you can check out our updated round-up here.

*considering the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film offered multiple dubs, it will probably be the same for the Bleach film also.

NormanicGrav

Grav is your average generic anime character who went to University, joined and took over the Sheffield Hallam anime society, graduated, got a job, and after various tropes is now back at University. He considers himself a man of culture and likes a lot of anime, even the ones that are considered bad. He likes harems, isekai and pouts too.

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