By the end of 2021, Netflix will have a much larger collection of anime for its subscribers. At the Tokyo AnimeJapan Expo 2021, the streaming giant announcement that it is launching around 40 animated series and films this year, double the number of titles released in 2020. Like Bloomberg points out, this is likely part of Netflix’s efforts to appear to audiences in Asia and international markets as a whole, as there are already many North American subscribers.
During the AnimeJapan Expo 2021, Netflix announced that it was involved in the anime adaptation of Ragnarok recording, a Japanese manga about 13 gods fighting 13 humans in individual battles to decide the fate of humanity. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, which features Claire and Leon’s voice actors from the 2019 Resident Evil remake, will also be released on Netflix this year. Additionally, another upcoming anime title this year is The Way of the Home Husband (available from April 8), which is about a former yakuza who became a housewife.
Another upcoming anime title this year is Eden, which takes place thousands of years into the future and features two robots secretly raising a human child who has been awakened from stasis. Eden is directed by Irie Yasuhiro, who also directed Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
The company also unveiled a new poster for Yasuke, which focuses on a black samurai in an alternate feudal Japan.
Netflix said that both Eden and Yasuke are “brand new stories brought to life by a host of international creators, further bolstering Netflix’s ambitions to diversify their original anime lineup by working with top creators from Japan and abroad.”
It’s no surprise to see Netflix plans to release more animated movies and TV shows this year. Anime is loved around the world, and if Netflix releases quality anime titles on its streaming service, more people will likely subscribe, but with anime-focused streaming companies like Crunchyroll and Funimation. , they will have to impress anime fans around the world with their latest titles.
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What anime titles are you looking forward to watching on Netflix this year?