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Netflix Announces Original A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- Sci-Fi Anime (Updated)

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Bones animates story of artificial life premiering worldwide in spring 2018

Streaming service Netflix announced during its "Netflix Anime Slate 2017" event on Wednesday that it will release an original anime series titled A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- simultaneously worldwide in spring 2018. Netflix Japan's official YouTube channel began streaming a special promotional video for the anime on Wednesday.

Netflix describes the story:

In Japan in the year 2035, an accident known as the "Burst" occurs during a research project, spawning an out-of-control artificial life form called "Matter" that has spread throughout the Kurobe Gorge. The research city that was once hailed as the hope for humanity is cordoned off by the government. Two years later, 15-year-old Aiko Tachibana, who lost her family in the Burst, learns something unbelievable from Yuya Kanzaki, a new student at her school. A secret is hidden within her body, and the answer to the puzzle lies at the "Primary Point" that was the center of the Burst. Aiko resolves to infiltrate the restricted area, escorted by a team of divers and with Yuya as her guide. When boy meets girl with the fate of humanity in their hands, what new truth will come to light?

Kazuya Murata (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos) is directing the science-fiction anime at the studio Bones (My Hero Academia, Eureka Seven). The series will run for 12 episodes.

Update: Netflix's official visual and description added.

Thanks to Gwyn Campbell for the news tip.

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