Sanctuary Season 1 J-drama Preview: Release Date, Time & Where to Watch

Sanctuary Season 1

Now that Netflix has finally jumped into producing Japanese original shows, fans of J-dramas can expect a lot more interesting stories coming from the streaming platform. After the success of Alice in Borderland, Netflix has now announced another Japanese mini-series based on an interesting plot for fans to look forward to.

The sumo wrestling world is often looked at comically from the global point of view but sport holds a lot of significance in Japanese culture. Throwing some light into the sport, Netflix has announced the release of Sanctuary Seikki aka Sanctuary which will soon be released on the streaming giant..

If you’ve been following this one, you may be curious to find out when episodes of this one are releasing. Well, wonder no more!

Here is everything you need to know about Sanctuary Season 1’s release, including its release time and where you can watch this.

What is Sanctuary about?

Sanctuary follows the life of a man named Oze (played by Wataru Ichinose) who is driven to become a sumo wrestler in his quest to make money. Oze is, metaphorically speaking, at the edge of a cliff in his life after which he starts believing that money, a woman, and fame are all buried in the wrestling ring.

Where Can I Watch Sanctuary?

Sanctuary is a Netflix Original and will be available to stream globally in all regions around the world with a relevant subscription. You can expect the show to drop with English subtitles as well as subtitles in multiple different languages too. The show could also drop with dubs in English and other languages as well but as of yet, that information is not readily available.

Sanctuary Release Date

All episodes of Netflix’s Sanctuary will release on Thursday 4th May at 12:00 am JST / Wednesday at 11:00 pm ET / 8am GMT. The international release time of the episodes may vary but do expect the show to drop with relevant subtitles.

How Many Episodes Will Sanctuary Have?

Sanctuary is a Netflix Original and will have a total of 8 episodes in this first season. The show will drop all episodes at once and expect each to have a run-time of around 50 minutes or so.

Is There A Trailer For Sanctuary?

There is indeed! You can find a trailer for Sanctuary Season 1 below:


What do you hope to see as the series progresses? What’s been your favourite moment of Sanctuary so far? Let us know in the comments below!

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