Now, the official trailer has arrived, and we know for sure that the series (created, written, and executive produced by Koenig) will be coming to Netflix on September 22.
"Neo Yokio is the greatest city in the world," the narrator of the trailer says. "It is a diverse labyrinth of cultural and architectural innovation. Of course, whenever a city becomes the envy of the world, problems are bound to arise."
The cast includes Smith, Susan Sarandon, Jude Law, Tavi Gevinson, Jason Schwartzman, and Desus & Mero, as well as Richard Ayoade, Ike Barinholtz, Steve Buscemi, Alexa Chung, Stephen Fry, Katy Mixon, Annet Mahendru, Kiernan Shipka, Willow Smith and Amanda Stenberg.
A press release reveals that "the series is a postmodern collage of homages to classic anime, English literature and modern New York fashion and culture." Revealing more of the plot, they say, "The lovesick Kaz Kaan (Jaden Smith) is 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."
The series is a collaboration between Japanese anime studios Production IG and Studio Deen, along with MOI (an animation studio based in Seoul).