American actor and rapper Jaden Smith has unveiled the first look at his anime series “Neo Yokio“. Smith collaborated Ezra Koenig the front man of Vampire Weekend, who helped develop the series.
Smith voices the main character of the show Kai, who he also helped create. Kai is described as being the most eligible bachelor and demon slayer. British actor Jude Law will also voice a major character on the show, Charles, who serves as Kai’s faithful robot butler, partner-in-crime, and rocket ship.
The show will take place in the fictional city Neo Yokio, which is a play on Tokyo and New York, described as a “diverse labyrinth of cultural and architectural innovation”. The city starts to see a rise in occult activity, and it’s up to Kai to save the day. Reactions to the show have been mixed so far, with many concerns geared towards the script, voice acting, and art style. “Neo Yokio” will be available for streaming on Netflix starting on September 22nd. Watch the trailer below!
Will you watch “Neo Yokio”?