Online video streaming service Netflix have revealed their earnings report for the third quarter of 2017. In addition to the year’s earning, the company have also revealed plans for 2018 where the studio is set to spend $8 Billion on new original content. Part of the new budget includes 30 new originally produced anime.
As part of the $8 Billion budget, Netflix aims to have 50% of its content to be originally produced shows. The studio sees anime as a new and growing market as a reflection of the Q3 earnings.
There are already various 2018 anime that will make their streaming debut on Netflix:
- Violet Evergarden from Kyoto Animation (Hibike! Euphonium, K-ON!)
- A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- from Studio Bones (Boku no Hero Academia, Noragami)
- B: The Beginning from Production I.G. (Psycho-Pass, Haikyuu!!)
- Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya from Toei Animation (Dragon Ball Super, Digimon Adventure)
The service has already begun original producing shows and films within the anime market, including Neo Yokio, a co-produced series with Studio Deen (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!, Log Horizon) and Production I.G., and a live action adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s Death Note manga.
In conjunction with producing, the service has also obtained the exclusive streaming licence for many anime, including: Little Witch Academia, Knights of Sidonia, Ajin and Nanatsu no Taizai.
Netflix launched in Japan in September 2015 with over 100 anime.
Netflix will be producing over 30 new anime in 2018, as part of their new $8 Billion budget. More information about their release plan, and which anime will be on the service, will be revealed at a later date.
Source Article - The Verge
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