Thermae Romae Novae, the historical comedy anime series from studio NAZ, is now available to stream in full on Netflix. The anime series debuted on the platform on March 28 and is composed of 11 episodes.
The series was first announced during the Netflix Festival Japan 2021 and got an official release date in February this year. You can check out the trailer for the anime below:
The cast of Thermae Romae Novae includes:
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Lucius
- Asami Seto as Mami Yamaguchi
- Chikahiro Kobayashi as Marcus
- Junya Enoki as Markus Annius Verus
- Sanae Kobayashi as Livia
- Satoshi Hino as Regulus
- Shuichi Ikeda as Kuniyoshi Utagawa
- Takahiro Sakurai as Yoshida
- Tsutomu Isobe as Emperor Hadrian
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Ceionius
As part of the worldwide release, the anime series announced a brand collaboration with tech giant Google in Japan to promote its latest lineup of Google Chromebooks in a somewhat unique commercial:
Set during the ancient Roman Empire period, Thermae Romae Novae follows the story of bathroom architect Lucius who has trouble coming up with new ideas for public bathroom space in ancient Rome. One day, as he is relaxing in one of the public bathhouses, he is suddenly transported to modern-day Japan, more specifically to an onsen, the Japanese version of a public bathhouse. Here, he discovers common items and facilities inside the onsen which inspires him to adapt to his plans for the public bathhouse back in ancient Rome. The anime is based on a manga by Mari Yamazaki.
Source: Thermae Romae Novae Netflix Page
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