The Seong-Hu Park-directed film is also the highest-grossing U.S. theatrical animation release of 2022 to date.
The anime feature also had the second-biggest opening weekend in Japanese history, behind only “Demon Slayer.”
Netflix’s commitment to anime continues to grow.
The Tokyo studio also condemned public discussion of its working conditions.
The company is expanding its workforce, despite recent criticisms that it pays its artist rock-bottom rates.
“As I see it, the problem is that Netflix, a company with vast resources, has started commissioning at low rates,” says Ichii.
Kambole Campbell reflects on what feels fresh — and what doesn’t — in Netflix’s new series about a Black samurai.
The streamer is partnering with Naz, Science Saru, and Mappa in Japan, as well as Studio Mir in South Korea.
Netflix has a new philosophy when it comes to anime: go big or go home.