B: The Beginning is an original anime series created by Production I.G and animator and character designer Kazuto Nakazawa. The series premiered on March 2, 2018, worldwide on Netflix. The series has been renewed for a second season. In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action sweep through the archipelagic nation of Cremona. Chief among the major players is "Killer B", a serial killer who has thrown the city into chaos. The stories of Koku, the protagonist; Keith, a legendary investigator of the Royal Investigation Service (RIS); and a mysterious criminal organisation intertwine on the path to reach their objectives.