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Jaden Smith's New Anime Is One of the Freshest and Most Diverse Series We've Ever Seen

Jaden Smith's New Anime Is One of the Freshest and Most Diverse Series We've Ever Seen

Jaden Smith's New Anime Is One of the Freshest and Most Diverse Series We've Ever Seen

Neo Yokio also stars Susan Sarandon, Jude Law, Jason Schwartzman, Desus Nice, and The Kid Mero.

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Netflix premiered the trailer for its newest original anime series, Neo Yokio, created by Vampire Weekend's openly gay lead singer, Ezra Koenig.

"Neo Yokio is the greatest city in the world," the trailer begins. "It is a diverse labyrinth of cultural and architectural innovation. Of course, whenever a city becomes the envy of the world, problems are bound to arise."

Jaden Smith voices Kaz Kaan, a heartbroken high school student who spends his time shopping and playing field hockey. When occult activity begins to ravage the city, Kaz, the youngest in a long line of pink-haired demon slayers, is drafted to protect the town and his family name. Neo Yokio also stars Susan Sarandon, Jude Law, Jason Schwartzman, Desus Nice, and The Kid Mero.

Judging from the two-minute trailer, Neo Yokio is one of the freshest and most diverse animated superhero series we've seen since in years. And is anyone else getting some series Static Shock vibes? 

Neo Yokio premieres exclusively on Netflix on Friday, September 22nd. Watch the first trailer below:

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Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!