Fresh Trailer and Date for “Sakamoto Days”

May 28, 2024

Just a few days ago, we brought you news about Netflix possibly adding something identified only as “Sakamoto Days to its project catalog, without specifying whether it was an anime or a live-action project, as there was no further information available at the time. BUT, all that has just changed, and we are referring only to the part about “not knowing what it is about.” Yes, recently, just over a day ago, a press release officially confirmed the production of an anime adaptation for the manga written and illustrated by Yuuto Suzuki, “Sakamoto Days.” And finally, the press release included production information and announced that the premiere is scheduled for the winter 2025 season (JanuaryMarch) in Japan.

Source: TMS Anime Official YouTube Channel

Ironically, this press release does not mention Netflix at all, but we are still aware that there is still some time before its arrival, contrary to what we had initially thought, according to information that had leaked from License Global, that we might receive this eagerly awaited project within this year, still without knowing exactly what it was about.

Yuuto Suzuki began publishing the manga through Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in November 2020, and it is still ongoing. Suzuki is also the author of other one-shot works like “Locker Room” and “Garaku.” Indeed, “Sakamoto Days” originated from a one-shot he published in 2019, making it his first serialized manga.

Production Team

  • Tomokazu Sugita will play the protagonist Tarou Sakamoto.
  • Masaki Watanabe (Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, Seikaisuru Kado, Bartender) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment.
  • Taku Kishimoto (Boku dake ga Inai Machi, Haikyuu!!, Fruits Basket Remake) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
  • You Moriyama (Shingeki no Kyojin, Megalo Box, REDLINE) is responsible for character design and animation direction.


Sakamoto Days” is a manga that narrates the unique life of Tarou Sakamoto, a former legendary assassin, feared and respected in the underworld, who decides to drastically change his life after falling in love. Hanging up his weapons, Sakamoto gets married, has a child, and becomes a seemingly harmless neighborhood store owner, while gaining a few extra pounds. However, his past soon catches up with him as old enemies and sinister figures start to emerge, compelling him to defend his new peaceful existence using his formidable skills.

The plot strikes a balance between action and comedy. Although Sakamoto strives to maintain a low profile, he is continually pulled into situations that force him to reveal his secret identity as a renowned assassin. This results in encounters that are both humorous and intense, as he needs to safeguard his family and his identity. As the manga progresses, new characters with unique abilities and intricate backgrounds are introduced, enriching the narrative and complicating Sakamoto‘s life, who finds himself caught in complex power struggles and underworld conflicts.

Sakamoto‘s double life adds an intriguing dynamic to the story, merging scenes of everyday life with stylized action sequences. This blend highlights how mundane aspects of his day-to-day can abruptly escalate into high-tension scenarios. Moreover, the manga explores themes of redemption and the pursuit of a second chance at life, depicting a protagonist who earnestly attempts to abandon his violent past while dealing with the repercussions of his former deeds. This fusion of comedy and action, coupled with deep character development and an exciting narrative, makes “Sakamoto Days” an engaging and entertaining read.

I previously mentioned the similarities I found between this story and the 1994 movieLéon: The Professional.” Obviously, I remain firmly convinced, although we can already see in the trailer the huge differences in concepts (referring to the movie I mentioned), without a doubt, the great work of adapting the manga is appreciated. I simply can’t wait for next year to see the result of this project, and you? Come on, head over to the comments and let me know what you think of “Sakamoto Days.” Yes, you know, I’ll be reading! 🙂

Source: TMS Anime Official YouTube Channel, ANIME TIME MEDIA