Netflix in recent years has gone all out in expanding its anime content on its streaming platform due to anime being hugely popular all around the world. It announced today that it has signed content deals with three Japanese animation studios and one from South Korea.
The production studios are Japan's Naz, Science SARU, MAPPA, and South Korea's Studio Mir. It takes their streaming content deals up to nine.
Netflix previously hatched non-exclusive production line partnerships with other Japanese production houses Production I.G and Bones in 2018. In 2019 it added deals with Anima, Sublimation and David Production.
To date, the service’s original anime productions under the existing partnerships include Altered Carbon: Resleeved (Anima), Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 (Production I.G), and Dragon’s Dogma (Sublimation).
Upcoming in 2021 and beyond are Spriggan (David Production), Vampire In The Garden, (WIT STUDIO – a group company under Production I.G), and Super Crooks (Bones).
“In just four years, we’ve built a dedicated team based in Tokyo that serves to entertain the global anime community through new and aspirational storytelling. With these additional partnerships with industry trailblazers who do amazing work, often marrying the latest technologies and traditional hand-drawn animation, we’re excited to bring fans a greater variety of even more amazing stories,” said Taiki Sakurai, Anime Chief Producer, Netflix.