“Netflix will literally make an anime version of anything”: After Suicide Squad Isekai, New Terminator Anime Has Fans Guessing How Much is Too Much

Netflix making anime series out of everything isn't too popular with anime fans!

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  • Suicide Squad Isekai looks promising as they are going to feature top-notch animation and a great plot.
  • Netflix's Terminator Zero is going to be a competition for the DC series, as Terminator looks forward to being featured in a new avatar.
  • Anime fans criticized the concept of making anime series out of already popular films.
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Warner Bros. Japan and WIT Studio are all set to release a new anime series called Suicide Squad Isekaian anime series based on DC Comics’ Suicide Squad. The show has got the superhero fans all hyped up because the character trailer of the series featuring Harley Quinn makes it look utterly promising. 

A still from Suicide Squad ISEKAI
The Joker and Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad Isekai

However, it looks like the DC series is going to receive tough competition as another popular franchise that featured Arnold Schwarzenegger as its lead has announced its own anime series. Well, if you have not guessed already, it’s none other than Terminator, which is going to showcase itself in a brand new avatar, as they are all set to capture the anime industry. 

Terminator Franchise Decides To Follow The Footsteps of Suicide Squad Isekai

The Terminator franchise featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most popular sci-fi film franchises of all time. The film has captivated different generations of viewers by featuring a gripping storyline about how machines declare war on the human race.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's popularity sky-rocketed as he portrayed the role of The Terminator
Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

The movie remains a timeless classic and due to the immense love received by the fans, it has grown into a huge franchise featuring 7 films. To continue expanding the franchise, a new saga has been announced by Netflix, an anime series titled, Terminator Zero. 

As per reports from Variety, the series is going to have a brand new storyline and will feature a new set of characters in the franchise’s universe. Mattson Tomlin, known for his work in projects such as Project Power and The Batman II, is creating the show, but that’s not all, as he is the executive producer and the showrunner as well.

Masashi Kudo will be directing the series. The anime series includes additional executive producers featuring names like David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger. Additionally, they have also featured the official synopsis of the 8-episode anime series.

Netflix's 8-episode Terminator Zero looks quite promising despite backlash
A still from Terminator Zero

The synopsis read,

“2022: A future war has raged for decades between the few human survivors and an endless army of machines. 1997: The AI known as Skynet gained self-awareness and began its war against humanity. Caught between the future and this past is a soldier sent back in time to change the fate of humanity.”

“She arrives in 1997 to protect a scientist named Malcolm Lee who works to launch a new AI system designed to compete with Skynet’s impending attack on humanity. As Malcolm navigates the moral complexities of his creation, he is hunted by an unrelenting assassin from the future which forever alters the fate of his three children.”

The voice actors of the anime series have not been disclosed yet. However, a problem lurks around the series as anime fans are not looking thrilled for the series, with some believing that if the current circumstance persists, the day isn’t far when they receive a Spider-Man anime series as well.

Anime Fans Criticize The Idea of Making Anime Out of Popular Franchises

Anime enthusiasts are not impressed with the upcoming anime series because they can not understand why Western film franchises are jumping in on the trend of making anime out of their most popular franchises. The fans are criticizing the concept of making anime based on popular Western film franchises and want projects to be independent of the trend.

Anime fans are not convinced with Western Franchises making anime series out of everything
The first look of Terminator Zero

DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) shared the first look of the series on X, where fans showcased their detest for the series.



With the series already facing backlash from anime fans, it is difficult to state how it will do. However, biases aside, the first look of the series looks interesting enough for people to watch!

Terminator Zero will be available to stream on Netflix on August 29, 2024.


Written by Tushar Auddy

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Tushar Auddy, Content Writer. He has been in the entertainment industry for 3 years and is always on the lookout for a captivating story. He is a student of Linguistics and currently pursuing his Master's degree in the same field. He has a passion for literature that runs deep and loves nothing more than getting lost in a novel for hours on end. When he isn't reading, you'll find him capturing the beauty of language.