NETFLIX adds 5 Major Anime Projects to its Catalogue justsaying asia

NETFLIX adds 5 Major Anime Projects to its Catalogue

Netflix announced five new anime projects out of global fan livestream event Netflix Anime Festival 2020, bolstering its anime programming around the world.

The five newly announced projects – Rilakkuma’s Theme Park Adventure, Thermae Romae Novae, High-Rise Invasion, Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan and The Way of the Househusband – each add to the diverse and never-before-seen catalogue of stories straight from Japan.

Anime has successfully cut through various content categories on Netflix. In the past year, over 100 million households around the world chose to watch at least one anime title on Netflix (Oct 2019 – Sept 2020), growing by 50% year-over-year.

According to Netflix, Anime titles have appeared in the Top 10 list in almost 100 countries this year so far.

Additionally, shows such as Seven Deadly Sins and BAKI proved to resonate with fans globally. Seven Deadly Sins became one of the Top 10 titles among all series and films in over 70 countries since its launch, and Baki in almost 50 countries.

In just four short years since launching our creative team in Tokyo, Netflix has expanded the reach and overall audience of anime – a category conventionally seen as niche.

Given the success of shows such as Seven Deadly Sins and Baki, we are excited now more than ever to challenge ourselves to expand our aspirational anime programming for fans around the world.

– Taiki Sakurai, Chief Producer, Anime, Netflix