Netflix expands anime line-up with original series Perfect Bones
James R | On 25, Feb 2016
Netflix expanding its anime line-up with a new original series, Perfect Bones.
The streaming giant has signed a deal with Production I.G that will see the anime premiere exclusively on Netflix. Directed by Kazuto Nakazawa, the 12-episode series is set in the future, where scientists have tried to create the perfect human, in hopes of keeping peace in the universe. After nearly achieving their goal through several children, the scientists send their “new humans” for further training, but they are kidnapped by an evil organisation set on using their powers to implement their own concept of a new world order.
“We are incredibly excited to work with Production I.G, who have worked on hit series such as Attack on Titan and Psycho-Pass, in bringing one of the most daring new Anime titles produced today to all Netflix members and Anime fans around the world,” says Erik Barmack, Netflix’s Vice President, International Originals.
“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.”
The deal marks a milestone in anime distribution for Netflix, enabling members around the world access to series faster. Indeed, sites such as Crunchyroll and Viewster have filled the gap in the anime market in the UK, as Japanese shows often failed to secure distribution on British soil before the advent of VOD. Netflix, though, can offer more exposure than either of the ad-supported alternatives: Perfect Bones will be the first anime to debut all episodes simultaneously in 190 countries around the world.l The exact date of release is yet to be confirmed.