Netflix has added 2007’s Den-noh Coil (Dennou Coil) to its anime catalogue, a day before the release of director Mitsuo Iso‘s new title, The Orbital Children, on the streaming platform.
Based on an original idea by Iso, Den-noh Coil features augmented reality as a theme. IMDB describes the plot as:
Eleven years after the introduction of internet-connected, augmented reality eyeglasses and visors, Yuuko Okonogi moves with her family to Daikoku City, the technological center of the emerging half-virtual world. Yuuko joins her grandmother’s “investigation agency” comprised of children equipped with virtual tools and powerful metatags. She quickly crosses paths with Yuuko Amasawa, an expert hacker of the virtual environment, as Amasawa relentlessly seeks to “unlock” the mystery of a computer virus that emerges from an inaccessible corrupted space.
The 26-episode series was produced by Madhouse and featured character designs from Takeshi Honda (Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time co-original character designer). It inspired a light novel series and a manga in 2007.
The upcoming The Orbital Children is similarly technology-themed, but takes place in a space station and involves AI. The six-episode anime will premiere on Netflix on January 28. In Japan, The Orbital Children will also receive a two-part theatrical release — the first part will premiere on January 27 while the second part will premiere on February 11.