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!”
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