Disney+ To Stream Phoenix and Murai no Koi Adaptations, Synduality, and More


Disney+ has revealed several anime that it will stream in the future, with the lineup featuring a mix of adaptations and original titles.

One of the adaptations is Phoenix: Eden17, a STUDIO4℃-produced adaptation of Tezuka Osamu‘s life work Phoenix that will stream in 2023. The manga, which had 11 tankoubon volumes published between 1954 to 1988, has previously inspired radio dramas, a live-action film, anime movies, games, and a 2004 anime series. The series features different stories and time periods.

The other adaptation is based on Shima Junta‘s Murai no Koi manga, which was serialized on Gene Line with tankoubon volumes published by Kadokawa. The romantic comedy, which ran from 2018 to 2022 with seven volumes, follows a teacher who is in love with an otome game character and the student who loves her.

On the original side of things, Disney+ will be streaming Synduality, a previously announced Eight Bit-produced anime that shares its setting with the upcoming Synduality video game. Like Phoenix: Eden17, it will arrive on the streaming platform in 2023. 

Aside from a new trailer, the sci-fi title has also received new staff info. Yuusuke Yamamoto (Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit) is directing with Hajime Kamoshida (Just Because! series composer) as story draft writer, Takashi Aoshima (Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside) as series composer, and Kenichiro Katsura (Knights & Magic) as character designer.

Other newly revealed staff include Kazutaka Miyatake (Eureka Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution conceptual designer) as Legendary designer, Kenta Masuda (Gundam Breaker Battlogue) as art director, and Masato Nakayama (Play It Cool, Guys) as music composer. 

Another original title is the tentatively named Project BULLET/BULLET, which is produced by E&H production and based on a story draft by Jujutsu Kaisen director and E&H founder Sunghoo Park. A piece of black-and-white artwork suggests that it will be a post-apocalyptic science fiction title.

The announcements were made as part of Disney Contents Showcase 2022.

Image source: @DisneyPlusJP

Source: @DisneyPlusJP

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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