Netflix announced on Monday that their anime programming will improve soon. Within the announcement, they explained that they have secured partnerships with David Productions, Anima, and Sublimation. This is on top of earlier studios which partnered with the streaming giant, Production I.G and Bones.
Netflix also made sure to note they have new programming coming soon, including Altered Carbon: Resleeved with the help of Animia. This series will be based upon Netflix’s original live-action series, Altered Carbon. An anime adaptation of Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma was also mentioned in the announcement. David Productions isn’t just there for show either, Netflix will be creating their own animated adaptation of the manga series SPRIGGAN alongside the other company.
John Derderian, Netflix’s Director of Content for Japan, explained their goal with the growth in anime content: “Netflix aims to be the most compelling and attractive home for anime fans, creators and production studios. We are creating an environment where production houses can do their best work, and deliver their shows on a service where we connect anime fans from over 190 countries to content they love.”
It’s no secret that Netflix is trying to tap into the anime audience and with the consistent rise of anime fans in the West, you can’t really blame them. Their main goal is to profit off of what people want to watch.