Netflix is planning to double its number of anime releases this year 2021. At Tokyo’s Anime Japan 2021 Expo on March 27th, Netflix announced that it will launch 40 brand new anime titles in this year 2021, following the success of the series “Blood of Zeus” last year.
The new anime titles that are to be released this year will include an adaptation of the Japanese Manga “ Record Of Ragnarok “ which will premiere in June. Another title named “Yasuke,” which is about an African Samurai in Feudal-era Japan will premiere on April 29th, and “Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness“ is based on a video game.
Netflix also announced its anime series “The Way Of HouseHusband“ which is also based on the Japanese Manga Series is a comedy series about a former Yakuza member raising a family animated by J.C Staff, will air on April 8th. The number of anime titles Netflix is going to release this year is double the number of anime titles and movies it released last year.
“We want to be able to pride ourselves as being the top entertainment destination with good quality content,“ said Taiki Sakurai, Netflix’s Chief Anime Producer, in a report to Bloomberg. ”The growth of our business is directly connected to the growth of our anime,” he added later.
Additionally, another anime series named “Eden“ is a show set in the far-flung future where a human baby is born into a world of artificially intelligent robots. It will be directed by Yasuhiro Irie, who is a director of a well-known anime series, FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Eden will premiere on May 27.
The list is not complete here, Netflix has a long list of anime series to release this year and a lot of them are still in development and do not have release dates yet. Netflix said,” the number of audiences that streamed its anime series increased by half from the year 2019” as reported by the New York Times. Netflix is speeding up to compete with Sony and some others who are releasing original anime content.