Netflix will be bringing more original Japanese anime to its website. The popular platform announced during the Anime Slate Event in Tokyo that new original anime titles will come this 2018. The streaming service website will be working with different Japanese studios to bring the best original anime.
NO DOUBT THERE WILL BE MORE ANIME VIEWERS
Anime is a style of Japanese animation. The year 2017 marks its 100th anniversary. Many Asians love watching anime most especially Japanese. In Japan, Netflix is the biggest platform for anime watching. There is more than fifty percent of viewers who only use Netflix for anime streaming.
However, it is not only Asian countries that love anime. In fact, Americans love it, too. Interestingly, anime’s fan base in both Eastern and Western countries range from young to adult viewers. As of now, the biggest anime viewers on the streaming platform are US, Canada, South America, France, Italy and also Taiwan.
In fact, tech giant Sony stated that it was acquiring a majority stake of US distributor Funimation “Dragon Ball Z” at a whooping $143 million cost. That means that the demographics of anime watchers in Netflix range as high as ninety percent viewers globally. In the last three months, the subscriber base of anime consumer has grown an additional 5.2 million new viewers. Netflix gained 104 million out of that.
Netflix chief product associate Greg Peters said that the anime category promises a huge growth in subscription opportunities to Netflix. He also adds that anime viewing is expected to expand not only in Japan but also all over the world.
More titles are coming in and will be streamed exclusively via Netflix. This includes anime’s created by Bones, the creator of the very popular anime titles “Fullmetal Alchemist” and “Cowboy Bebop”. The title of the new series is “A.I.C.O. Incarnation.” and “Ghost in the Shell”.
Other titles that Netflix is focusing on bringing to the platform are “B: The Beginning” and “Ghost in the Shell”. Although Netflix will not longer snag streaming rights from studios, the streaming service platforms promise to release its very own anime originals.
MORE ORIGINAL ANIME WILL COME TO NETFLIX
As of now, Netflix is paying Japanese creators to air original anime exclusively. These titles include “Kakegurui”, “Little Witch Academia” and also “Cyborg 009 Call of Justice”. As announced by Netflix just last Wednesday, more original anime will be aired out this coming 2018. An anime series entitled, “Children of the Whales” which will soon air in Japan this October will hit Netflix worldwide early next year.
Other titles that will soon Netflix are “Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters” and “Cannon Busters.” Both will be aired first in Japan and will also be a Netflix exclusive original anime soon.
The cute Japanese teddy bear Rilakkuma by San-X will also be out on TV as an anime series. There are other titles that will soon be released as anime exclusive on Netflix. Here’s the list: Sword Gai: The Animation, Baki, Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya, Lost Song, Devilman Crybaby, among others.