Netflix announced on Friday that it is producing a 3D CG anime series adaptation of Haruhisa Nakata's science-fiction boxing manga Levius. The anime will premiere worldwide this winter, and Netflix is streaming a teaser promotional video:
Hiroyuki Seshita (Ajin, Blame!, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters) is credited as chief director for the anime, while Keisuke Ide (Ajin unit director) is directing the anime at Polygon Pictures. Hiroshi Seko (Attack on Titan: Lost Girls, Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign, Ajin) is in charge of series composition, and is also penning scripts alongside Kenta Ihara (Saga of Tanya the Evil, Vinland Saga). Yuki Moriyama (Knights of Sidonia, Ajin, Blame!) is the character designer, and Naoya Tanaka and Ferdinando Patulli are credited for production design.
Mitsunori Kataama is the director of photography, and Takeshi Iwata is the CG supervisor. Yuuki Hatakeyama is the art director. Hironori Noochi is in charge of color design. Yoshikazu Iwanami is the sound director, and Yuugo Kanno is composing the music.
Netflix describes the anime:
In an age where devices are powered by steam, technology that fuses bodies to machinery makes cyber-boxing fights immensely popular.
A young man named Levius is drawn into these fights through what can only be destiny, but his talents will be what determine his future.
Nakata launched Levius in Shogakukan's Monthly Ikki magazine in January 2013 but ended the series in September 2014 when the magazine ceased publication. The manga then relaunched in Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine under the title Levius/est in March 2015, and it is ongoing. Shogakukan published three volumes for Levius and Shueisha published the fifth volume of Levius/est last April.