Neo Yokio: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1
Neo Yokio

Critics Consensus

Lacking an interesting plot or stimulating social commentary, Neo Yokio is a missed opportunity bound to bore or befuddle casual viewers and frustrate hardcore anime fans.



Critic Ratings: 26


Audience Score

User Ratings: 250
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Air date: Oct 22, 2017
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Welcome to Neo Yokio, the greatest city in the world. It's the most populous urban agglomeration in North America, but its prestige does not merely stem from its size. Neo Yokio is a diverse labyrinth of cultural and architectural innovation at the forefront of global fashion and finance.

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Critic Reviews for Neo Yokio Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (6)

As a visual playground and an assembly of colorful compatriots, Neo Yokio carries its own singular delights.

May 9, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

I thoroughly enjoyed the world created by Neo Yokio. The animation looks gorgeous. And the casting is clever.

May 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Neo Yokio is so obviously a male work with an unapologetic male gaze.

Aug 4, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Good script, good animation and a good cast of voice actors. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Don't hit play expecting to watch the best anime ever. Do expect some of the funniest one liners, the absurdity of high society, and Jaden Smith's greatest tweets come to life!

May 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Neo Yokio tends to present symbols, themes, iconography, and ideas that it has no intention of exploring in any depth, creating this glut of always sloppy and sometimes offensive writing.

May 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The show's surreal style, insanely quotable script, and great soundtrack (naturally) make it one of the year's most unique and ultimately outstanding niche offerings.

May 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Neo Yokio conveys the strangeness and pettiness of the upper class while also openly admitting the comforts and pleasures that such a station in life affords.

May 9, 2019 | Full Review…

It's bizarre and a bit of a mess, especially for folks familiar with anime series to begin with, but it's just unique and quotable enough to be worth checking out.

May 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Presumably, Neo Yokio is good, even excellent, in some of these other universes. But in this world, it is merely an awkward amalgamation of New York and Tokyo whose name does not even roll off the tongue smoothly.

May 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Neo Yokio: Season 1

  • Jul 19, 2019
    I give it a try I really did, but the dialogue in this show is abominable. None of it flows and none of it feels real whatsoever.
  • May 08, 2019
    Very smart and funny comedy I would try it for yourself instead of listening to the reviews.
  • Mar 04, 2019
    Reading the synopsis got me excited, until i heard the first line of dialgoue from the main character. I couldnt even get through the entire first episode because gis voice acting was so TERRIBLE! Half the time it like an elementary schook student reading a speech allowed. I LOVE anime and this kind of genre but this voice acting is garbage!!!!
  • Jan 14, 2019
    Have you ever had a project that you put off doing for something more enjoyable? Time goes by and you suddenly have 2 hours to complete a project that requires at like a day's worth of work. You use tape, glue, and a poor paint job to distract your teacher from seeing how little effort you really put into your project? That's basically Neo Yokio in a nut shell. It's a painfully poor attempt at making a hilarious parody. Had this been done correctly, it should've been a Boondocks meets anime parody. Except, Jayden Smith is a horrible... HORRIBLE voice actor, the jokes aren't remotely funny, the writing is bad, and the attempt at making fun of social media is barely an attempt at all. Even the attempts at making fun of anime is so lazily-like; not sure how they messed that one up considering how many cliché things happen in anime. For you to truly enjoy this show, you'd have to look beyond the script, acting, plot, jokes, basically everything, and enjoy the thought of "what if this was excecuted better"? The concept sounds really funny but the show is so cringy.
  • Jan 08, 2019
    I really love the humour and would love to see a season 2
  • Jan 04, 2019
    I think Neo Yokio is the funniest thing I have watched in months. The characters that at first seem really bad get funnier and funnier as the show constantly doubles down on their bizarre personalities until they’re basically incomprehensibly garbled parodies of anime tropes. I cannot in good faith say that this is an definitely good show. Instead, I will say that it is a frankly uncategorizable show that I enjoyed a lot more than I thought I would, and you completely and totally owe it to yourself to watch it.
  • Dec 31, 2018
    Don't make a comment on the show if you don't understand the deep themes of the show, seriously. The message of the show is to create an exaggerated view of the current climate of our nation, how rich/upper classes can do "whatever they want". The show distributes this using the character Kaz Kaan, a rich bachelor played by Jaden Smith, going full circle with the message, Jaden Smith was born into a wealthy celebrity family, allowing us to understand the impact of the themes.
  • Dec 12, 2018
    It is really one of my favourite animes it's actually very chill
  • Dec 08, 2018
    Oh, the poor New World aristocracy weighed down with responsibility.
  • Dec 04, 2018
    Pretentious, poorly written, poorly animated, poorly voice acted and poorly directed garbage that was written by an uncreative 14 year old where he stencils in all the "cool" things from other shows into this one and thinks he's clever for it. Avoid at all costs. This is the what's lurking at the bottom of netflix's barrel. LEAVE IT THERE!

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