Netflix Released the First Official Trailer of Jaden Smith’s Anime Series ‘Neo Yokio’

Jaden Smith and Vampire Weekend’s frontman Ezra Koenig have teamed up to deliver fans a new anime series Neo Yokio – and Netflix’s is giving fans a first look at the official trailer for the forthcoming series!

The six-episode anime series from creator, writer, and executive producer Ezra Koenig is described as a tribute to “classic anime, English literature and modern New York fashion and culture,” according to a press release – as Entertainment Weekly reports. “The greatest city in the world,” Neo Yokio, is described by narrator as “a diverse labyrinth of cultural and architectural innovation. Of course, whenever a city becomes the envy of the world, problems are bound to arise.”

The series features a star-studded cast including Jude Law, Susan Sarandon, Tavi Gevinson, Amandla Stenberg, Richard Ayoade, Jason Schwartzman, Ike Barinholtz, Alexa Chung, Steve Buscemi, Willow Smith, Desus Nice, and The Kid Mero. In the series, Jaden Smith stars as lovesick Kaz Kaan, the youngest member of a family of “magistocrats” – the pink-haired demon slayers who once liberated the city – as Deadline reports. While Kaan’s Aunt Agatha (Sarandon) continues to encourage his demon slaying ways, he’s more focused on shopping, field hockey, and relationships. Alongside his faithful butler Charles (Law) and close friends Lexy and Gottlieb (Desus and Mero), Kaz’s biggest concerns are navigating the complexities of life in Neo Yokio and competing against the city’s most eligible bachelor, Arcangelo Corelli (Schwartzman).

First teased by Smith and Koenig on Twitter earlier this week, the series is a collaboration between Netflix and Japanese anime studios Production IG and Studio Deen. Bringing the series to life, Seoul-based animation studio MOI also helped with the creation of the series.

All six episodes of Neo Yokio will debut globally on Friday, September 22 on Netflix.

Be sure to check out the first official trailer of Neo Yokio below!

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