In an interview with The New York times on Tuesday, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings stated that he is "hopeful" that Netflix will "make a great anime show."
We have already seen the success that Netflix has had in its original programming from House of Cards to the new Daredevil show, so seeing a good quality anime is in the realm of possibility.
Netflix has also premiered Knights of Sidonia right after it aired in Japan, and will also do the same for Ajin- Demi-Human just three days after it airs. This is mostly due to the fact that Japan only recently just go Netflix in their country back in September so it make sense for Netflix to release shows so quickly.
I will be curious to see what kind of Anime shows Netflix brings to the table, and I think the question that everyone has is what kind of quality will this show have to make me want to stick with it?
Reed Hastings says:
"When I look at our shows, we just had one come out this summer, Narcos, and it's a very different kind of show. It's an American company, Netflix, contracts with the oldest movie company in the world — a french company Gaumont — to make a production in Bogota, Columbia, featuring Brazilian actors and directed by a Brazilian — three quarters Spanish, one quarter English — and it's hugely popular in Germany.
You go beyond the normal spectrum to get quality and you really stretch to the things that you can do. On-demand and the internet really gives you that power. when you have incredible distribution, then you have to open the front end of the funnel to have incredible producers around the world.
We're hopeful that we'll over time make a great Bollywood show, make a great anime show. It might not be that that Bollywood show is for [Showtime CEO] Matt Blank. It might be that it's more segmented, but again the internet let's you do that. I think that's the key in that enablement. But as Matt knows, making these shows is very challenging and I'm sure we'll have issues over time."
So what do you think? do you want to see some original Netflix Anime Shows?
Source: The VERGE