As we know recently that Netflix has made a dream come true for anime movie lovers to stream some of the finest Studio Ghibli films, here is another interesting news that the streaming giant is investing more in producing new anime originals.
In a recent press release, Netflix has announced that it’s going to work with six Japanese creators to develop original anime shows. This ensures that the company is committed to producing best-in-class anime films for fans around the world.
Netflix is partnering with CLAMP, Shin Kibayashi, Yasuo Ohtagaki, Otsuichi, Tow Ubukata, and Mari Yamazaki. They are some of the few very known creative people in the fields of manga art, novel writing, screenwriting, and filmmaking. They have a huge contribution to the ever-increasing popularity of anime around the world today.
Taiki Sakurai, Chief Producer, Anime at Netflix said:
“We’re excited to work with these extraordinary creators to bring best in class anime to Netflix. These partnerships are part of our broader investment strategy to support Japanese anime – giving creators the ability to tell bold, innovative stories and giving them access to fans all around the world because storytelling is boundless in the world of anime.”
Previously, Netflix has already partnered with leading Japanese production companies like Anima, Sublimation, David Production, Production I.G, and Bones. They are already in their creative process for animated series Altered Carbon: Resleeved, Dragon’s Dogma, and SPRIGGAN, based on a manga series. Besides there are three others: Ghost in the Shell: SAC _2045 (premiering on Netflix in 2020), WIT STUDIO’s Vampire in the Garden, and Super Crooks, based on the comic book created by writer Mark Millar and artist Leinil Francis Yu.
With these developments, Netflix is definitely going to be the most widely accessible home for anime fans across 190 countries.
After this deal, Shin Kibayashi, Japanese manga story writer, novelist, and screenwriter, says:
“It is rewarding to be part of a Netflix show that reaches audiences worldwide as a Japanese creator. I am thrilled to be working on entirely new characters, worlds, and storylines.”
Another well-known Japanese novelist and anime screenwriter, Tow Ubukata (Mardock Scramble, Le Chevalier D’Eon, and Heroic Age) says:
“It is a proud moment to join Netflix’s group of world-class creators! With this partnership, I am excited to start working on larger-than-life, space sci-fi shows that fans around the world will love!”