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Ezra Koenig's Netflix Anime Show Starring Jaden Smith Drops This Week

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Neo Yokio also stars Susan Sarandon, Steve Buscemi & Amandla Stenberg.

Who could've guessed that in 2017, two members of our favorite college band Vampire Weekend would go in two wildly different directions. While Rostam Batmanglij split off from the band to release his solo album Half-Life last week, lead singer Ezra Koenig is... releasing an anime series starring Jaden Smith on Netflix.

Neo Yokio is a new, six-episode anime premiering this week that Koenig created, wrote, and executive produced alongside Nick Weidenfeld. The series will follow Kaz Kaan, the youngest child in a family of "magistocrats," or pink-haired demon slayers that liberated the city of Neo Yokio back in the day. Oh, and Neo Yokio is a futuristic version of New York by way of Tokyo.

The show is largely about the problems Kaz faces as one of the city's most eligible bachelors and features major first world problems like who he'll take to a gala at the Met or his heartbreak over getting dumped by his girlfriend, which means it's a bit like Gossip Girl but with demons and robot butlers.

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The robot butler, by the way, is voiced by Jude Law, because if the premise of the show wasn't crazy enough, the list of voice actors attached to this project is. Besides Smith and Law, the show also features Susan Sarandon, Tavi Gevinson, Jason Schwartzman, Steve Buscemi, and Amandla Stenberg.

How this was made we may never know, but it may be the most millennial-focused anime show of all time-right down to the millenial pink title slide. Check out the trailer, below, and get ready for the strangest anime show of all time. All the Netflix episodes of Neo Yokio drop on Friday, September 22nd.

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