Netflix has partnered with four Japanese anime production houses, ANIMA & COMPANY owning NAZ, Science SARU and MAPPA, and Studio Mir from Korea to create new titles.
The platform stated that the deal will allow them to create best-in-class content, and work with top creator and talent, to serve anime fans all over the world.
Netflix Anime Chief Producer said that the streamer has built a dedicated team in Tokyo within just four years. “We’re excited to bring fans a greater variety of even more amazing stories.”
The production houses gave out official statements:
ANIMA＆COMPANY Co., Ltd. CEO Yasuo Suda:
“At NAZ, we look forward to working closely with Netflix, a leader in this field, and ensuring that future generations see the 21st century as a time of noteworthy works in the history of visual arts. This is a wakeup call to a new era of storytelling.”
Science SARU Inc CEO Eunyoung Choi:
“Our collaboration with Netflix regarding shows such as DEVILMAN Crybaby and Japan Sinks: 2020 reflects our shared understanding of storytelling and the desire to take on fresh challenges. Together with Netflix, Science SARU aims to deliver highly relevant content to fans more directly, by staying true to the world changing around us, and listening closely to our fans.”
Studio Mir Co., Ltd. CEO Jae Myung Yoo:
”In celebration of Netflix Anime Festival 2020 (hosted on Oct 27), we are thrilled to establish a solid partnership with Netflix. Through the production line deal, we look forward to showcasing the vibrant creativity of Korean animation to a worldwide audience.”
MAPPA Co., Ltd CEO Manabu Otsuka:
“This partnership enables us to deliver on our mission to bring best-in-class content at an accelerated pace to anime fans on Netflix. Together with Netflix, we look forward to discovering what excites animation fans – both in Japan and beyond – with the best experiences, and making every effort to produce great shows in response to that fandom.”