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Netflix Rumored To Have Acquired Rights For Sakamoto Days Anime Adaptation

Many fans expressed apprehension about Netflix's involvement in the anime adaptation.

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A new rumor making rounds on social media suggested that Yuto Suzuki’s Sakamoto Days is getting an anime adaptation, with Netflix reportedly acquiring the rights for it.

While there’s no official announcement, the May issue of License Global claimed that Sakamoto Days is officially listed for a 2024 release on Netflix.

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It is to be noted that there has been no official confirmation or announcement on the anime yet.

Sources indicate that Netflix’s involvement is limited to international broadcast rights, meaning the streaming service is not part of the production process.

It remains unclear whether these broadcast rights are exclusive to Netflix.

This speculation is fueled by past patterns observed with other Jump titles like Mashle and Undead Unluck, where leaks preceded official announcements by approximately two weeks.

The rumor has sparked mixed reactions from fans, with many expressing apprehension about Netflix’s involvement. Concerns range from worries about animation quality to potential release strategies like batch releases, which fans dislike.

Some fans have also pointed out that the list only mentions Sakamoto Days without specifying whether the adaptation will be in the form of an anime or live-action series.

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Sakamoto Days is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yuto Suzuki. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s shonen manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump since November 2020, with its chapters collected in 16 tankobon volumes as of April 2024.

It is simultaneously published in English by Viz Media and the Manga Plus online platform.

MAL describes the plot of the manga as:

Tarou Sakamoto was considered the greatest hitman of all time. Feared by many, he stood at the top of the underground world until he met and fell in love with a woman. As a result, Sakamoto abandoned his life of crime and now works as a convenience store clerk.

Leaving his shady past behind proves more difficult than Sakamoto initially imagined. Many of his former rivals and partners do not believe that he has truly left the business and show up in hopes of taking him out. Barred from killing, Sakamoto must find creative ways to subdue his enemies and prevent them from bringing harm to his family, his store, and the small town he resides in.

Source: X, License Global

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