Hours after Crunchyroll announced the inaugural Crunchyroll Originals, eight new series made with partners like MAPPA, Kodansha and Webtoon as well as Cruncyroll’s own Studio, Netflix has done similar.
Netflix has six anime partners to develop new shows. The six partners, CLAMP (Cardcaptor Sakura), Shin Kibayashi (The Kindaichi Case Files), Yasuo Ohtagaki (Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt), Otsuichi (Goth), Tow Ubukata (Mardock Scramble) and Mari Yamazaki (Thermae Romae), are a mix of manga artists, writers as well as filmmakers.
These six partners follow on from deals with Production I.G., bones, anima, David Production and Sublimation made last year.
Taiki Sakurai, Chief Producer, Anime at Netflix told press;
We’re excited to work with these extraordinary creators to bring best in class anime to Netflix. These partnerships are part of our broader investment strategy to support Japanese anime – giving creators the ability to tell bold, innovative stories and giving them access to fans all around the world, because storytelling is boundless in the world of anime”.
Netflix have a Chief Producer for Anime and that, in itself, is noteworthy.
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