Netflix is closely working with a production studio to work on its first original anime series for youngsters.
Ever since Netflix Inc. made its debut in 130 countries simultaneously, it is releasing a more diversified catalogues for each region. When one of the most awaited expansions for the Indian viewers was in the pipeline, it announced to work on Bollywood content for the very first time. It decided to transform a gangster Bollywood movie in a drama series that released late last year exclusively for the Indian subscribers. Apart from this, the company is trying to tailor its content for viewers across the globe.
Netflix’s original series, Narcos, which took over the TV show world by storm, is 80% in Spanish. The company stated that as it is vigorously proceeding with the global expansion plan, it would release content of all types. In its massive 75 million subscribers customer base, there would be millions of children and people who love anime shows. Netflix is set to release nearly ten original documentaries and movies for kids this year. Also, it has collaborated with a studio that produced ‘Ghost in the Shell’ to work on its first original anime series.
According to The Verge, Netflix’s first original anime series will be called Perfect Bones. The streaming service provider would premier it in all 190 countries at the same time. It announced today that Perfect Bones would be produced by Production I.G studio, which also produced one of the popular anime series ‘Ghost in the Shell’, and directed by Kazuto Nakazawa.
The highlight of the show will revolve around the future. Scientists will be experimenting on children who would eventually turn out to be superhuman beings and super heroes. The CEO of the company, Reed Hastings, said last year that Netflix wants to work on a more diversified show formats which included anime and Bollywood.
According to the vice president of international originals, Erik Barmack, stated, “In an era where the Internet knows no bounds, we are proud to deliver high-quality original anime to fans all over the world at the exact same time, no matter where they live — whether it be Japan, France, Mexico, the US, and beyond.”
Netflix previously invested in buying exclusive rights to stream anime series from Japan. One of the best anime series on the platform was Knights of Sidonia, but with Perfect Bones, it will be its first step towards this young targeted audience. Although the release date is not announced yet, the company is optimistic about the response.