Big news for fans, Netflix will have a much larger anime collection to choose from by the end of this year.
At Tokyo’s AnimeJapan 2021 Expo, Netflix announced that it’s launching around 40 anime shows and movies within the year, which is double the number of titles it released in 2020.
According to Bloomberg notes, while most North American viewers already have subscriptions, it’s likely part of the company’s efforts to appeal to audiences in Asia and international markets.
It’s supposed to have some of the hot Japanese anime’s names that will be adapted, such as Record of Ragnarok, The Way of the Househusband (available starting on April 8th). A notable title in the list is Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, which will be dubbed by Claire’s and Leon’s voice actors from the 2019 Resident Evil remake and will be available for streaming later this year.
Another name that Netflix called is Yasuke that revolved around a Black samurai in an alternate feudal Japan.
Besides, Eden is a show set thousands of years into the future centering around two robots secretly raising a human child who’s been woken from stasis. It’s directed by Irie Yasuhiro, who also led Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
It was said that Eden and Yasuke are both “brand new stories brought to life by a wealth of international creators, further strengthening Netflix’s ambitions to diversify their lineup of original anime by working with top creators from both in-and outside of Japan.”
Although the number of animes is modest, Netflix hopes its diverse collection could still attract anime fans worldwide in 2021.
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