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Netflix Announces Production I.G. Exclusive Anime Series ‘Perfect Bones’

Netflix has secured exclusive global rights to an anime series, a first for the streaming service.

Production I.G.’s upcoming Perfect Bones will be available exclusively on Netflix, and more impressively, it’ll be available on the service worldwide. It is, according to Netflix, the “first-ever original anime title to debut all episodes simultaneously in 190 countries world-wide.”

The 12-episode series directed by Kazuto Nakazawa (Kill Bill, “Moondrive” sequence of Genius Party Beyond) is set in a distant future where scientists have designed a “perfect human” in hopes of furthering world peace, but the new humans are kidnapped by an evil organization which has its own plans for them.

“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,” said Erik Barmack, vice president, Netflix 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.”

“Among all the tv series and films Netflix offers, the titles I personally find the most amazing are Netflix originals,” said Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, president & CEO of Production I.G. “Production I.G is eager to present another impactful title brought through our creators’ passion and imagination. We’re very excited about Perfect Bones!

(Image: Denys Prykhodov/

  • chesy

    isnt it on crunchyroll already though? or has this not been put into place yet.

    • BurntToShreds

      You’re thinking of Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation.

    • Soaringfalco

      Not quite the one your mentioning is Beautiful Bones: Sakurako Investigation which was a mystery show. This one is pretty different it’s a anime original SCI FI.

  • BurntToShreds

    This is what I’ve been wanting for a while; Anime moving more heavily online and online media companies funding animated series with a focus on plot, action, and character development to counter the heavy comedy-focus that TV animation has.

    • ea

      I wish western animation went the same route.

      • Neal Deep

        They need to stop outsourcing all their animation to Korean sweat shops first.

        • Netko

          Pff, you think the Japanese aren’t doing that too?

  • Peter Shakes

    Netflix’s first anime series was Knights of Sidonia…

    • Derky Lurky Jerky

      it wasn’t. Sidonia wasn’t a Netflix exclusive.

      it aired first in Japan then Netflix. Perfect Bones will only be aired on Netflix.

      • Peter Shakes

        So what? It was still Netflix’s first anime series.
        Though highly unlikely, they could even decide to produce it and sell it to other TV channels, it would still be their production.

  • LarryBundyJr

    Quite surprised this is going ahead, we had a meeting with Production I.G. years ago, and they adamantly said they didn’t want to have anything to do with Hollywood after their treatment over Kill Bill. We only got a meeting as we were British.