As it rolls Disney+ out worldwide, the Walt Disney Company is increasingly turning to Asian content to fuel subscriptions. That includes anime.
At its Asia-Pacific upfront presentation on Thursday, Disney unveiled 27 new shows out of Asia. Four of these are animated, all of which are from Japan. They are:
- Black Rock Shooter Dawn Fall, a spin-off from media franchise Black Rock Shooter, starring an armed girl with black hair and blue eyes (directed by Tensho, written by Makoto Fukami)
- Summer Time Rendering, an adaptation of the popular manga series of the same name (directed by Ayumu Watanabe)
- Tatami Time Machine Blues, a sequel to Masaaki Yuasa’s cult series The Tatami Galaxy (directed by Shingo Natsume, produced by Science Saru)
- Twisted Wonderland, an adaptation of the hit mobile game created by Walt Disney Japan and Aniplex
Disney said it will stream the series on Disney+ in Japan. It will also release Black Rock Shooter Dawn Fall, Summer Time Rendering, and Tatami Time Machine Blues worldwide, though whether on Disney+ or other services is unclear.