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Netflix is doubling down on its commitment to anime, announcing a raft of new original shows and movies. In total Netflix is producing 13 new anime originals, all of which will be released over the next 18 months. And with that the world has got both a little bit stranger and a little more awesome.
Anime is massively popular around the world. It should come as no surprise to learn that it’s most popular in Japan (home of weird game shows), where 50 percent of Netflix users watch the genre. However, Netflix users in the U.S., Canada, France, and Italy are also known to be watching anime in large numbers.
Netflix Gets Serious About Anime
As detailed by Inverse, Netflix has announced a slew of new anime originals at its 2017 Anime Slate event in Tokyo, Japan. The lineup features a broad range of shows and movies, with revivals of classic series mixed in with brand new concepts. If you love anime there’s enough here to keep you binge-watching for a while.
The roster of anime originals includes: A.I.C.O. Incarnation, B: The Beginning, Baki, Cannon Busters, Children of the Whales, Devilman Crybaby, Fate/Apocrypha, Godzilla: Monster Planet, Kakegurui, Knights of the Zodiac: SAINT SEIYA, Lost Song, Rilakkuma, and Sword Gai: the Animation.
All of these shows are due to be released on Netflix between now and the end of 2018. Each show is unique, and between them they cover the full range of family-friendly anime styles and stories. Which should help fill the void after you’ve watched everything on our list of the best anime movies on Netflix and the best anime shows on Netflix.
Helping to Convert the Naysayers
Netflix is clearly confident it’s worth spending money making new anime shows. The company must also believe there are people out there who will love anime once they’re made aware of it. Netflix is sure to promote the hell out of these shows, which should help convert the naysayers.
Do you regularly watch anime on Netflix? What are your favorite anime shows or movies? What do you think about Netflix’s new raft of anime originals? Do these make you more or less likely to subscribe to Netflix? The comments are open below…
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