Dantai, an anime by Crunchyroll and Idris and Sabrina Elba

We learn that the platform Crunchyroll is developing a new series of ” dark fantasy »Presented under the temporary title of Dantai. The project looks like a collaboration between Crunchyroll and Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina Elba. The actor and his wife will produce the anime through their production companies: Green Door Pictures and Pink Towel Pictures.

Provisional synopsis for Dantai

This afro-futuristic sci-fi series will take place in a city where the emergence of biotechnology has finished widening the gap between the rich and the disadvantaged. Two rising celebrities from these two backgrounds come face to face in a story that ultimately explores themes of equality and kinship in a corrupt society.


For over a decade, through the original animes and animes, Crunchyroll has led to the popularization of adult and dramatic animation; we have quickly become the epicenter of the next generation of anime fans. […] Generations Y and Z are tired of superheroes and are hungry for new series. This development with Sabrina and Idris Elba is another example of how we work with the best partners; to conquer a new audience for this medium which transcends genres and generations.

Joanne Waage, GM of Crunchyroll

It is a privilege to work with such talented and creative partners. We can’t wait to bring this project to life.

Sarah Victor, Crunchyroll Development Officer

We are very excited to announce this collaboration for our first anime. We are both fans of the genre and see a great opportunity to create something unique for a platform like Crunchyroll. The story of Daitan is our first collaboration as producers and it is close to our hearts.

Sabrina and Idris Elba

Sources : Deadline/ANN

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