The popular franchise, Suicide Squad, is set to receive an anime adaptation called Suicide Squad Isekai, which was recently unveiled at Anime Expo 2023. IGN reported on the announcement and even released a trailer for the upcoming anime.
A Glimpse into the Anime
The trailer provides a brief but exciting look at Suicide Squad Isekai. It prominently features anime-styled versions of Harley Quinn and the Joker, giving fans a taste of what’s to come. Additionally, the trailer hints at the series’ Isekai concept, where the characters are transported to another world. Notably, there are shots of a flying dragon and floating islands, showcasing the potential fantastical elements of the show. It is worth noting that there is no confirmation yet regarding the connection of this series to James Gunn’s “Elseworlds” strategy for DC movies and shows.
A Wait for the Release
Unfortunately, fans will have to exercise patience as the trailer and website do not provide a release window for Suicide Squad Isekai. With the recent delay of the Suicide Squad game, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, from May to February, it is uncertain when viewers will be able to enjoy this new anime adaptation featuring DC’s band of villains.
Anime Adaptations on the Rise
Suicide Squad Isekai adds to the growing list of franchises receiving the anime treatment. Streaming platform Netflix, in particular, has shown enthusiasm for this trend, with various shows such as Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, and the highly anticipated adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
In summary, Suicide Squad fans can look forward to the upcoming anime adaptation, Suicide Squad Isekai. While details are currently limited, the trailer offers a glimpse into the anime’s art style and the potential for an intriguing Isekai storyline. However, viewers will need to exhibit patience as no release date has been provided. Nonetheless, the announcement of Suicide Squad Isekai further amplifies the trend of popular franchises receiving anime adaptations, with Netflix leading the way in embracing this creative endeavor.