Anime fans neck deep into Netflix’s anime dish now has another serving on the way with the new original series, Perfect Bones. Parterning the SVoD company with animation studio Production I.G. and successful animator and character designer Nakazawa Kazuto, the new show will be the first to debut in all current territories where Netflix is available following its expansion back in January, and judging by the plot it sounds like it’ll be a fun 12-episode ride.
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Beverly Hills, Calif., February 24, 2016 — Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, today announced, together with Production I.G, a groundbreaking deal that sees the upcoming original Anime series Perfect Bones to premiere only on Netflix. This marks the first ever original Anime title to debut all episodes simultaneously in 190 countries around the world.
Directed by Kazuto Nakazawa, the 12-episode series is set in the future where scientists have tried to create the “perfect human” in hopes of keeping peace in the universe. After nearly achieving their goal through several children, the scientists send their “new humans” for further training where they are kidnapped by an evil organization set on using their powers to implement their own concept of a new world order.
“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, 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.”
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, President & CEO of Production I.G, said about the collaboration, “Among all the tv series and films Netflix offers, the titles I personally find the most amazing are Netflix originals. Production I.G is eager to present another impactful title brought through our creators’ passion and imagination. We’re very excited about Perfect Bones!”
This marks a milestone in Anime distribution innovation for Netflix – enabling members around the world access to great stories faster.
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