Netflix partners with six Japense creators to expand anime content

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Netflix is further expanding its global content, announcing a new deal with six Japenese creators to develop new anime shows.

More original anime series are coming to Netflix thanks to new partnerships with Japenese creators. The company will build on its existing anime originals for fans all around the world with this move.

The six creators include CLAMP (Cardcaptor Sakura), Shin Kibayashi (The Kindaichi Case Files), Yasuo Ohtagaki (Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt), Otsuichi (Goth), Tow Ubukata (Mardock Scramble) and Mari Yamazaki (Thermae Romae). They are a mix of manga artists, novelists, screenwriters and filmmakers who all have a hand in making anime more popular.

Netflix is also looking to explore ways that members can engage with the new anime shows off-scream through “publishing and consumer products.” Last year, Netflix signed a deal with five Japanese anime production companies including, Production I.G, bones, anima, David Production, and Sublimation.

There are no details yet on the new shows that Netflix is looking into developing with this new deal. According to Netflix more details about the new shows will be announced at a later date.

The Chief Producer of Anime at Netflix, Taiki Sakurai, commented on the news saying, “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”.

One of the creators Mari Yamazaki said,  “I can’t wait to see how fans around the world will respond to our shows. Those responses will help me become a better creator, and inspire my next creations. It is important to me that shows transcend cultures, and touch the hearts of Netflix members across the world.

Are you excited to see more anime heading to Netflix?

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