For a while now, The Duffer Brothers teased that we would venture further into the Upside Down with a spin-off of some description before or after the conclusion of the flagship series. Now we have learned that one of the spin-offs will be an anime series called stranger things tokyo.
We hear that the spinoff series has been in development for quite some time, with the first rumors about the project coming out in early 2021.
Details are still scant on the new project, but we’ve got a brief overview of what you can expect:
“An encounter with the Upside Down turns into a grand adventure for video game-loving twin brothers living on the outskirts of Tokyo in the 1980s.”
We are hearing that the series is planned to be around 6 hours long and is labeled “the first” Strange things cleave.
The Duffer Brothers confirmed a spinoff of some description earlier in the year when they renewed their deal with Netflix in early 2022.
speaking in the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Matt Duffer said the spinoff would be “1,000% different” from the original, adding that it would be a “story that connects to the world of Stranger Things, but it’s really more about how we’re telling that story.” ”
Stranger Things has already made its way into other formats with two main Strange things games and Stranger Things: Jigsaw Tales which recently moved to Netflix Games exclusively.
Why Stranger Things will venture into the anime
Some of Netflix’s biggest franchises (or attempted franchises) have seen spin-offs in multiple formats over the years. The plan has been promoted mainly by The Wizard, which we’ve now seen as an anime spin-off, a live-action spin-off, and more.
Other examples of other Netflix IPs to get or set to be turned into anime/animated spinoffs include Shiny (Brilliant: Samurai Soul), altered carbon (Altered Carbon: Sleeveless), ad Army of the Dead.
the mother ship Strange things The series returns for a fifth and final season that isn’t expected to arrive until 2024, with filming expected to begin in May 2023.
As mentioned, The Duffer Brothers is working with Netflix under an umbrella agreement. Other projects that have beyond Strange things include the talisman and the Death Note Live-action adaptation of the anime series.
We’ll keep you posted when we hear more about anything related to stranger things tokyo.
Please note that the image used in this article is from the Stranger Things mobile video game and is not representative of the anime project.