Netflix is going to be adding two more anime films under their ‘N Film’ line-up during the month of September. One of them had been revealed for a while but we wanted to recap it for those who had missed it prior.
Coming 6th September is Modest Heroes – Ponoc Short Films Theatre from Studio Ponoc (Mary and the Witch’s Flower). Theatrically released in August 2018 in Japan, Modest Heroes is a short film anthology that consists of three short stories. Each story is handled by a different director; Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Yoshiyuki Momose, and Akihiko Yamashita.
About Modest Heroes (via GKIDS):
Modest Heroes is an ambitious anthology of three thrilling tales created by some of the greatest talents working in Japanese animation today.
Together, the stories (Kanini & Kanino, Life Ain’t Gonna Lose, Invisible) explore ideas of heroism in everyday life, and the infinite potential of the short film format which allows the directors and Studio Ponoc to experiment with breathtaking, action-packed visuals, concise human drama, and gorgeous fantasy worlds in this unforgettable showcase that is a further demonstration of the studio’s exciting future.
GKIDS in North America released the film theatrically and on home video, but for streaming, it will be available through Netflix. Both English & Japanese audio with English subtitle options will be available.
Coming 13th September is Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato from WIT Studio (Attack on Titan). Theatrically released in May 2019 in Japan, The Battle of Unato is a continuation set six months after the events of the TV series which aired back in April 2016. The Battle of Unato is the third theatrical film in the series with the first two recapping the events of the TV series. The film is directed by Tetsurō Araki and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi.
About Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (via Crunchyroll):
The world is overrun with Kabane, zombie-like creatures with an appetite for human flesh. While the last of humanity has retreated into fortress-like stations connected by armored trains, there are a few that remain as hopeful as Ikoma. Although he services the trains for a living, Ikoma has created a new weapon that he believes could defeat the Kabane.
Crunchyroll acquired the home video rights for the TV series and released it in North America and the UK under Funimation and Manga Entertainment. The TV series is currently exclusive to Amazon Prime as part of the NoitaminA programming block partnership. No one has the home video rights to the film at the time of this write-up. While an English dub will be included in the stream it is unknown if the voice actors from the TV series will be able to reprise their roles or not.