BOOM! Studios’ ‘Mech Cadets’ Makes Mighty Animated Premiere on Netflix

Mech Cadets, the animation series adaptation is now on Netflix. Check out the new series based on the Boom! Studios comics.
Mech Cadets Animation

Mech Cadets animated series launches on Netflix based on the Boom! Studios comic series. The first season is based on the issues of Mech Cadet Yu, by Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa, which features Robo Mech combat as they defy an alien threat. A sequel comic has also been recently revealed as the new animated series covers the original story that will be continued as Boom! Studios latest release.

Mech Cadets Yu is an American comic book limited series written by Greg Pak, with art by Takeshi Miyazawa. The comic series published by Boom! Studios was first released in 2017 and consisted of 12 issues. The last issue was released in 2018 and the comic has recently returned with a sequel to the original story. The adaptation for the comic was revealed in May 2021 as Netflix revealed the upcoming animated series for release in 2023.

Mech Cadets Blasts on to Netflix as New Animated Series 

Mech Cadets, an animated series based on the BOOM! Studios comic book series Mech Cadet Yu by writer Greg Pak and artist Takeshi Miyazawa premieres on Netflix! The full series is available to stream now globally on Netflix. The first season will consist of 10 episodes and was created by Polygon Pictures Inc., which is a Japanese Animation studio renowned for Star Wars: Resistance and Love, Death, + Robots.

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Set fifty years in the future after a terrifying alien species attacked our planet, teenager Stanford Yu works as a janitor at the Sky Corps Military Academy. But he’s only dreamed of one thing his entire life — to pilot a Robo Mech, giant robots from outer space who came to our aid. When he finally gets his shot, Stanford and his classmates must put aside all personal differences and work together as a team in order to defend humanity against a new invasion of aliens.

Mech Cadets Synopsis

The animated series is based on the hit BOOM! Studios comic book series Mech Cadet Yu by writer Greg Pak, artist Takeshi Miyazawa, colorist Triona Farrell, and letterer Simon Bowland. The series is executive produced by BOOM! Studios, Japanese studio Polygon Pictures Inc., and Aaron Lam who serves as the writer and an executive producer of the series.

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As a mini-series, it demonstrates the popularity of the comic as it is adapted into an animated series, despite its short run. This is a great mecha animated series that fans are likely to binge-watch straight away. The voice actors cast were a huge surprise as Ming-Na Wen and Daniel Dae Park feature in an episode of the series. As the new comic series continues the story as a prequel, it will not be surprising if the latest release is also adapted in the future. This marks the start of adaptations for Boom! Studios as there is so much amazing content worthy of adaptions, with BRZRKR already anticipated as an upcoming anime voiced by writer Keanu Reeves.

A brand-new comic book sequel by Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa meanwhile arrived earlier this week. Mech Cadets #1 is available now at your local comic shop. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle. Be sure to catch up on the story with Mech Cadets Book One SC, collecting issues #1-#12 of the original series, on-sale everywhere books are sold now!

Mech Cadets is now available on Netflix, with the first season consisting of 10 episodes. The series adapting the Boom! Studios comic book series will be available worldwide, with dubs and subs available for multiple languages.

About Mech Cadets 

Release Date: August 10, 2023 
Based on: Mech Cadet Yu (Boom! Studios) 
Series Director: Tohru Patrick Awa 
Producer: Stephen Christy, Aaron Lam, Jack Liang, Bill E. Miller, Mette Norkjaer, Ross Richie 
Series Writer: Aaron Lam, Greg Pak, Ashley Eakin, David Shayne, Mercedes Valle 
Cast: Aparna Brielle, Victoria Grace, Scott Whyte, Josh Sundquist 

Series Synopsis: 
An underdog teen joins a group of young Cadets who have been chosen to bond with Robo Mechs from space and defend Earth against alien invaders.

What do you think of Mech Cadets? Did you read the comics previously released by Boom! Studios? Have you binge watched the animated series to start the upcoming sequel comic? Let us know on social media and keep following The Illuminerdi for more.

Source: Boom! Studios, Netflix, IMDB

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Bryn Darby

Bryn Darby

Long time fan of Tokusatsu fan since Power Rangers was first released in the 90s. Whereas most Superhero fans grew up with DC Comics and Marvel, my childhood was surrounded by releases from Saban Entertainment such as Beetleborgs, along with anime, and other various fads of the generation. Anime is also a great passion with Digimon, That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime, and Demon Slayer being significant favorites. It was the love of both Power Rangers and Digimon that led to the path of becoming a Senior Writer for The Illuminerdi.