POLYGON PICTURES

News Release

  • Press Release
  • Jul.10, 2023

2023 Annecy Nominee MECH CADETS
to Start Streaming on Netflix August 10th! English and Japanese Voice Casts Announced!

Polygon Pictures (“PPI,” President and CEO: Shuzo Shiota, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan) is proud to announce that Mech Cadets, produced by BOOM! Studios (Founder: Ross Richie, Head Office: Los Angeles, California) and created by our studio, will begin streaming on Netflix from August 10, 2023.

Mech Cadets is based on the sci-fi comic Mech Cadet Yu by Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa, now adapted into a 10-episode animated series which follows Stanford Yu, a teenage Robo-pilot who, along with his classmates, must protect the Earth from hostile alien creatures.
It is produced by BOOM! Studios, publishers of Mech Cadet Yu, with animation created by Polygon Pictures. Developed and written by Aaron Lam (Producer: Ash Vs. Evil Dead, 2018), with Tohru Patrick Awa (Character Design: The Super Mario Bros. Movie, 2023) serving as Supervising Director. The series has been praised for its high-quality visuals and inclusive character lineup, and was nominated in the TV category at this year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

Along with the announcement of the streaming date, the original English as well as Japanese voice casts have been officially revealed!
Protagonist Stanford Yu will be voiced by Brandon Soo Hoo (From Dusk till Dawn: The Series, 2014; Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, 2017), and in Japanese by Shogo Batori (Cardfight!! Vanguard G series, 2014-2018).
In addition, ambitious cadet Olivia Park will be voiced by Victoria Grace (Pacific Rim: The Black, 2021) and in Japanese by Arisa Sakuraba (Kemono Michi: Rise Up!, 2019), and Chief Max, a former Robo-pilot and mentor to the trainees by Debra Wilson (MADtv, regular 1995-2003) and in Japanese by voice talent for numerous overseas film and television dubs, Yuri Sorimachi (The Matrix Resurrections, 2021). Olivia’s father Gen. Aiden Park is voiced by Daniel Dae Kim (Raya and the Last Dragon, 2021) and in Japanese by Akimitsu Takase (Fafner in the Azure: Exodus, 2015The Mandalorian), and Stanford’s mother Dolly by Ming-Na Wen (The Mandalorian, 2019) and in Japanese by Yukari Oribe (Squid Girl, 2010-2011), among many others in this charismatic and talented cast.

Be sure to check out Mech Cadets, brought to life in beautiful, cutting-edge 3D CG!

Cast
Stanford Yu: Brandon Soo Hoo / Shogo Batori
Olivia Park: Victoria Grace / Arisa Sakuraba
Maya Sanchez: Anairis Quinonez / Yukako Kiuchi
Frank Olivetti: Josh Sundquist / Naoya Miyase
Gen. Aiden Park: Daniel Dae Kim / Akimitsu Takase
Dolly Yu: Minga-Na Wen / Yukari Oribe
Capt. Tanaka: James Yagashi / Satoru Ito
Ava Patel: Aparna Brielle / Sae Umemura
Chief Max: Debra Wilson / Yuri Sorimachi

Staff
Developed / Written by: Aaron Lam
Supervising Director: Tohru Patrick Awa
Executive Producers: Stephen Christy, Ross Richie (BOOM! Studios),
Shuzo John Shiota, Jack Liang (Polygon Pictures)
Co-Executive Producer: Mette Norkjaer (BOOM! Studios)
Producer: Bill E. Miller (Polygon Pictures)

About Mech Cadets

The anime adaptation of Greg Pak’s sci-fi comic Mech Cadet Yu. Fifty years in the future, Earth is under attack by a terrifying alien species. 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, giant robots from outer-space who came to our aid. When he finally gets his shot, Stanford and his classmates must put aside their differences and work together as a team in order to defend humanity against the alien threat. Mech Cadets will begin streaming on Netflix from August 10, 2023.

About BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—the company has produced bestselling, award-winning original work, including Keanu Reeves' BRZRKR, Something is Killing the Children, and Lumberjanes, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Dune, Magic: The Gathering, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and The Jim Henson Company properties. R.L. Stine's Just Beyond, based on bestselling BOOM! graphic novel series, is currently streaming on Disney+. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through a first-look relationship with Netflix including the upcoming animated TV series Mech Cadets in 2023. Please visit http://www.boom-studios.com for more information.
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