NEO YOKIO

EZRA KOENIG PRESENTS:
NEO YOKIO

SIX EPISODE ANIME SERIES TO DEBUT ON NETFLIX SEPTEMBER 22 

Co-Executive Produced by Nick Weidenfeld and Hend Baghdady
In Collaboration with Production IG and Studio Deen, along with MOI

All Star Cast Featuring Jaden Smith, Susan Sarandon, Jude Law, Tavi Gevinson, Jason Schwartzman, Desus & Mero and Many More

View Official Trailer Here

September 7, 2017

Creator, writer and executive producer Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), along with writer/executive producer Nick Weidenfeld and his Friends Night banner and executive producer Hend Baghdady present Neo Yokio: A groundbreaking new animated series starring the voice talents of Jaden SmithSusan SarandonJude LawTavi GevinsonJason Schwartzman, and Desus & Mero, along with Richard AyoadeIke BarinholtzSteve BuscemiAlexa ChungStephen FryKaty MixonAnnet MahendruKiernan ShipkaWillow SmithAmanda StenbergDave Macklovitch (of Chromeo) and Nico Muhly.

A collaboration with Japanese anime studios Production IG and Studio Deen, along with MOI, the Seoul-based animation studio, Neo Yokio is a postmodern collage of homages to classic anime, English literature and modern New York fashion and culture. Storyboard artists for the series include Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Mobile Suit Gundam UnicornHunter x HunterRurouni Kenshin) and Junji Nishimura (Ranma 1/2Urusei YatsuraPro Golfer Saru).

The Series features music from Bach, Vivaldi and Beethoven as well as original music from Dev Hynes (of Blood Orange) and Baths.

Neo Yokio is a near-future serial set in the greatest city in the world. It’s the most populous urban agglomeration in North America, but its prestige does not merely stem from its size. Neo Yokio is a diverse labyrinth of cultural and architectural innovation at the forefront of global fashion and finance.

This is all cold comfort to the lovesick Kaz Kaan (Jaden Smith), the youngest member of a family of “magistocrats” – pink-haired demon slayers who once liberated the city. Today, his demon-slaying is barely more than a side-hustle coordinated by his Aunt Agatha (Susan Sarandon) – Kaz himself would rather concern himself with shopping, field hockey and – of course – mending his broken heart.

Neo Yokio’s supporting cast includes Kaz’s faithful mecha-butler, Charles (Jude Law), and his inseparable friends Lexy and Gottlieb (The Kid Mero and Desus Nice). Together they navigate the complexities of life in Neo Yokio and try to stay one step ahead of Kaz’s arch-rival, Neo Yokio’s number one most eligible bachelor, Arcangelo Corelli (Jason Schwartzman.)

Things take a mysterious turn when Kaz is drawn into the turbulent world of ex-fashion blogger Helena St. Tessero (Tavi Gevinson), setting in motion a sequence of events that force him to question everything he knows about Neo Yokio.

All six episodes of Neo Yokio will launch globally on Friday, September 22 exclusively on Netflix.