Netflix is Releasing 40 New Anime Shows in 2021

    Riding on the success of its 2020 anime show “Blood of Zeus,” Netflix will release 40 anime titles this year.  

    The streaming giant announced its plans on Saturday during the virtual animation expo AnimeJapan 2021, The Verge reported.

    Some of the anime titles that will debut in 2021 include “The Way of the Househusband,” a show based on a Japanese manga series, and “Yasuke,” a show based on the true story of an African samurai who lived in feudal-era Japan. Netflix will also release the highly anticipated “Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness,” which is based on Capcom’s bestselling video game franchise.  


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    Several Netflix anime projects are still in development, according to Polygon. These projects, which do not have release dates as of this writing, include shows based on “The Terminator,” “The Witcher” and “Godzilla.” 


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    Netflix’s chief anime producer, Taiki Sakurai, shared with Bloomberg during a recent interview that 50% of the streaming giant’s 200 million global subscribers have viewed at least one anime show in the past few months.

    To compete with rivals such as Amazon Prime and Disney+, Netflix is looking to attract more subscribers from Asia.

    “We want to be able to pride ourselves as being the top entertainment destination with good quality content,” Sakurai declared. “The growth of our business is directly connected to the growth of our anime.”

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