A.I.C.O. Incarnation Releases on Netflix

by Brandon Takeda

It has been a pretty busy Winter 2018 anime season for streaming giant Netflix. At the beginning of the new year, Netflix released Devilman Crybaby to hugely positive critical success, and continued to build upon its anime roster with the weekly releases of Kyoto Animation’s newest work, Violet Evergarden. In February it was announced that Netflix had entered into a production alliance with Production I.G., BONES, and Wit Studio to continue bringing the best the anime industry has to offer. Last week Production I.G.’s B the Beginning launched on Netflix, and now, on March 9th, BONES’ newest show A.I.C.O Incarnation makes its premiere on the service.

Directed by Kazuya Murata, the man behind Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet and Eureka Seven, A.I.C.O Incarnation is a twelve-episode show described by Netflix as “bio science-fiction action”. The plot takes place in the year 2035 after an accident known as the “Burst”. The “Burst” creates a new form of artificial life called “Matter,” which takes over the once prosperous research city of Kurobe Gorge. Now, two years after the incident, 15 year old Aiko Tachibana learns a secret lies within her body. Alongside her new classmate Yuya Kanzaki, the two must travel to ground zero of the “Burst” and discover what is in store for the future of humanity.

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