Recently, Netflix made a new announcement about Thermae Romae Novae Anime’s latest developments. After almost a decade of its anime series, there will finally be an Original Net Animation (ONA) in 2022. Although not very well known, the series has a very loyal fanbase because of the comedy and creativity of the makers, and fans are getting excited for the release on the internet. So in preparation for the debut of the Thermae Romae Novae Anime, here is everything you need to know.
Mari Yamazaki wrote and illustrated the manga series Thermae Romae in 2008. It ran for six volumes till 2013. The series received great critical acclaim, and it won the 3rd Manga Taisho Award and the Short Story Award. In April 2012, Fuji TV produced a live-action film based on the series. A sequel followed this in 2014. DLE Inc. produced the anime adaptation for the series in 2012. Fuji TV aired it for 6 episodes. Lastly, NAZ announced an original net animation adaptation with Netflix read to premiere in 2022.
Thermae Romae Novae Anime: Netflix’s New Trailer
Netflix released a trailer and a visual of the Thermae Romae Novae Anime. The trailer has English subtitles and is around 130 seconds long. It opens with a shot of Lucius standing in a bathhouse. His voiceover says, “What is this place?” The scene moves on to an important person asking Lucius to design a bathhouse. After a shot of a bath area, viewers see Lucius in despair because he has no ideas. Then something summons him into the water and sends him to a bathhouse in modern Japan. After this, viewers see Lucius getting shocked at the modern inventions, from a table fan to the mechanics of the bath.
The frame then moves on to him using these ideas in Ancient Rome. Lucius then interacts with various Japanese people and tries to understand many other things like slippers, toilets, and drinking milk after a bath. A voiceover announces that this original net animation will have entirely new episodes of the heart-warming time-traveling bath comedy. The video ends with the ending card showing the release date of the anime series.
What Is The Anime About?
Thermae Romae is a story that is technically happening in Ancient Rome. Lucius Modestus is the main character. He is a Roman architect. One day an Emperor commissions him to build a bathhouse, but he realizes he has no new ideas. Just as he is about to become depressed, some strange force sucks him and sends him to a bathhouse in modern-day Japan. He feels shocked and amazed by the modern inventions in Japan. However, he notes down ideas and brings them back to his time. He designs his own spa, Roma Thermae, and tries to put these new ideas to use there. The series originally had a story in the form of episodes with new problems in every chapter.
It was announced in the Netflix trailer that the Thermae Romae Novae Anime would be entirely original content with new episodes. So fans are expecting the major premise to be the same with the main character getting transported to modern-day Japan. However, the types of new ideas and problems he comes across might be different. Fans are very excited to see what will come.
Thermae Romae Novae Anime: Release Details
The trailer announced that Thermae Romae Novae Anime would be out on March 28, 2022. It will be a worldwide release on Netflix. Although there is no information about the English Dubbed version yet, fans can definitely be sure about the English Subtitles. The show will be available on Netflix. So, keep an eye on this corner for further details as they come.