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  • May.21, 2022

Polygon Pictures Joins as First Japanese Studio in Netflix’s Love, Death & Robots!

Polygon Pictures (“PPI,” President and CEO: Shuzo Shiota, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan) is proud to announce its involvement as the first Japanese studio in Love, Death & Robots Volume 3.

Love, Death & Robots by Netflix Inc. (Chairman/Co-CEO: Reed Hastings, Co-CEO/CCO: Ted Sarandos, Head Office: California, USA) is an adult animated anthology streaming television series. It is helmed by executive producers David Fincher (director, Se7en (1995), The Social Network (2010), etc.) and Tim Miller (director/producer, Deadpool (2016), Terminator: Dark Fate (2019), etc.) and produced by animation studio Blur Studio (founder: Tim Miller, Head Office: California, USA).
Seasons one and two are presently streaming on Netflix, having garnered many accolades since the first season started in 2019. The series has received 12 Emmy Award nominations and 11 wins including the Outstanding Short Form Animated Program category.

The recently released Love, Death & Robots Volume 3 features “The Very Pulse of the Machine”, for which animation was created by Polygon Pictures, in addition to “Three Robots: Exit Strategies”, a sequel to the popular season one episode “Three Robots”, and “Bad Travelling”, director David Fincher’s first foray into animation, among the nine episodes which comprise this new season.

“The Very Pulse of the Machine” is an adaptation of science fiction author Michael Swanwick’s Hugo Award-winning 1998 short story of the same name. In addition to creating animation, Polygon Pictures, previously responsible for numerous sci-fi animated series such as Knights of Sidonia (2014), Pacific Rim: The Black (2021), and the Transformers: War for Cybertron (2020-2021) trilogy, was also involved in art direction and character designs.

Watch the trailer for Love, Death & Robots Volume 3 here: https://youtu.be/Xj2b0swdpX8

Love, Death & Robots Volume 3 began streaming exclusively on Netflix from May 20, 2022. Be sure to check out the new series for more surprising twists and dazzling visuals!

Love, Death & Robots Volume 3 Episode Overview

Three Robots: Exit Strategies
Director: Patrick Osborne
Writer: John Scalzi
Studio: Blow Studio

Bad Travelling
Director: David Fincher
Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker, based on a short story by Neal Asher 
Studio: Blur Studio

The Very Pulse of the Machine
Director: Emily Dean
Writer: Philip Gelatt, based on a short story by Michael Swanwick
Studio: Polygon Pictures

Night of the Mini Dead
Director(s): Robert Bisi, Andy Lyon
Writer(s): Robert Bisi, Andy Lyon, based on a short story by Jeff Fowler and Tim Miller
Studio: BUCK

Kill Team Kill
Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Writer: Philip Gelatt, based on a short story by Justin Coates
Studio: Titmouse, Inc.

Director: Tim Miller
Writer: Tim Miller, based on a short story by Bruce Sterling
Studio: Blur Studio

Mason’s Rats
Director: Carlos Stevens
Writer: Joe Abercrombie, based on a short story by Neal Asher
Studio: Axis Studios

In Vaulted Halls Entombed
Director: Jerome Chen
Writer: Philip Gelatt, based on a short story by Alan Baxter
Studio: Sony Pictures Imageworks

Director: Alberto Mielgo
Writer: Alberto Mielgo
Studio: Pinkman.tv

About Love, Death & Robots

Love, Death & Robots is an animated anthology television series streaming on Netflix, with episodes covering a range of genres from science fiction to fantasy, horror, and comedy. Terrifying creatures, wicked surprises, and dark comedy converge in this series presented by Tim Miller and David Fincher.

About Netflix Inc.

Based in California, Netflix Inc. is a leading subscription streaming service and content creator. In addition to streaming existing films and television series, Netflix produces its own original content under the banner of Netflix Originals. Netflix members can watch, commercial-free, at any time from any internet-connected device.

About Blur Studio

In 1995, Tim Miller founded Blur as a studio for animators and artists to collaborate and be in control of their creative destinies. Since then, Blur has evolved into an award-winning production company with work spanning the realms of game cinematics, commercials, feature films, and more. Committed to its clients, its people and the telling of great stories, Blur continues to grow not only as a high-end animation studio, but also as original content creators, having recently helmed Netflix’s first animated anthology, Love, Death & Robots.