Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig's Next Project Is An… Anime?
Alongside an unlikely band of compatriots that include Jude Law, Jaden Smith, director Kazuhiro Furuhashi, and The Kid Mero (of Twitter fame, as well as internet infamous for his all-capslock album reviews for Noisey), Koenig will be launching a new anime television show titled "Neo Yokio."
Stereogum was able to unearth additional details from an interview Jude Law conducted back in June 2016 for the TimesTalks conversation series, wherein he hinted, "I think Jaden Smith is playing this little boy called Kai in it, and I’m his butler. I’m this kind of huge robot butler called Charles, who is also a rocket ship. And it takes place in a New York that is sort of combined with Tokyo in the future."
Koenig wrote and conceived the project, and has partnered with Netflix to bring it to fruition. "Neo Yokio" will premiere on the streaming service on Sept. 22.