Resident Evil Netflix Series Name Drops Deca-Dence Anime, Nyaa Torrent Site
posted on by Kim Morrissy
Netflix's live-action Resident Evil series makes surprising references to things that may be familiar to some anime fans. In a short scene in episode 2, two characters name drop the Deca-Dence anime and the Nyaa torrent site.
The dialogue for the relevant scene is as follows:
JADE WESKER: What's going on?
NERD GIRL: Simon's got the new Deca-Dence. It's the super-hard-to-get anime.
JADE WESKER: Not that hard. It's on Nyaa.
NERD GIRL: Not here. Umbrella blocks torrent sites. Simon's, like, the only one that could get around the firewall.
Notably, Jade pronounces "Nyaa" as "Nie-ah" in the scene. "Nyaa" (pronounced "Nyah" in Japanese) is the Japanese onomatopoeia for a cat's meowing.
There are certain parallels between the stories of Deca-Dence and Resident Evil; both series are set in a company town and explore the implications of corporate control over the people.
Deca-Dence premiered in Japan on July 8. Funimation screened the anime's first episode on July 3 during its FunimationCon 2020 virtual anime convention. The company streamed the anime as it airs in Japan. The anime is also available on Crunchyroll and Hulu.