Kodoani.com – Netflix announced at AnimeJapan 2023 that it is producing an anime adaptation of the sci-fi novel series. Yakitori by author Carlo Zen and illustrator so-bin, titled Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune. The anime will premiere exclusively on Netflix in May 2023.
The sci-fi novel is set in a future where the solar system is dominated by trade unions that are always in conflict. To escape his restrictive homeland of Japan, and under the recommendation of his friend military chef Pupkin, Akira joins a trade federation’s orbital drop infantry unit. Such infantry are famous for their 70% casualty rate and are nicknamed “Yakitori” for their attrition.
The anime’s cast includes:
Taito Ban as Akira Ihotsu
Asami Seto as Zi Han Yan
Shunsuke Takeuchi as Tyron Baxter
Kengo Kawanishi as Erland Martonen
Akari Kitō as Amalia Schulz
Kenjiro Tsuda as Vasha Pupkin
Wataru Takagi as Rimel
Tetsu Inada as John Do
Hatsune Miku (Saku Fujita) as AI Controller Hatsune Mimi
Hideki Anbo is directing the anime at Arect. Mitsuyasu Sakai wrote the anime. Atsushi Yamagata designed the characters. Ken Ishii is composing music.
Zen and so-bin published the first volume of the novel series under Hayakawa Publishing in August 2017 and published the second volume in April 2018.