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Netflix just doubled down on anime.
On Monday, the streaming platform announced a trio of anime titles joining its library; “Altered Carbon: Resleeved,” a spinoff based on its live-action series, “Dragon’s Dogma,” based on Capcom’s popular video game, and an adaptation of the sci-fi manga “Spriggan.”
The new titles will join other anime projects already in the works, including “Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045,” “Vampire in the Garden” and “Super Crooks.”
Netflix signed new partnerships for the upcoming titles, including Sublimation (for “Dragon’s Dogma,” based in Japan), David Production (for “Spriggan,” also based in Japan) and Anima Studios (for “Altered Carbon: Resleeved,” based in Mexico).
Last year, the company announced partnerships with Production IG and Bones, both based in Japan, for “Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045” and “Super Crooks,” respectively.
Wit Studio, a sister anime studio of Production IG in the IG Port group, is making “Vampire in the Garden.”
— Netflix Japan Anime (@NetflixJP_Anime) March 12, 2019
“Netflix aims to be the most compelling and attractive home for anime fans, creators and production studios,” Netflix Director of Content (Japan) John Derderian said in a press release. “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.”
Representatives of partner studios expressed excitement over the projects, including Shinya Sasahara of Anima. “We’re particularly excited by the production line deal as this allows our creative team to focus on creating great content. We are proud to work on a well-known title like ‘Altered Carbon’ as the first title from this partnership, and to have the opportunity to bring our creation to fans all over the world. Please look forward to anime unique to Anima.”
— anima,inc. (@anima_CG) March 12, 2019
Here are Netflix’s official descriptions for the upcoming anime titles:
“Altered Carbon: Resleeved.” This anime feature spin-off, set in the same universe of the Netflix live-action sci-fi series (second season in production from Skydance Television), will explore new elements of the story mythology.
“Dragon’s Dogma.” Based on a world-famous action RPG set in an open world, “Dragon’s Dogma” from Capcom will be brought to life as a Netflix original anime series. The story follows a man’s journey seeking revenge on a dragon who stole his heart. On his way, the man is brought back to life as an ‘Arisen.’ An action adventure about a man challenged by demons who represent the seven deadly sins of humans.
“Spriggan.” Netflix original anime based on classic manga by Hiroshi Takashige, illustrated by Ryoji Minagawa. Edgy sci-fi battle action about a man with supernatural powers to seal historical remains.
“Ghost in the Shell: SAC _2045.” Created by Masamune Shiro, the sequel of much acclaimed “Ghost in the Shell SAC” series has come back as a full 3DCG anime series. Directors Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki and Sola Digital Arts will collaborate once again following ‘Ultraman’ (streaming 1 April on Netflix). This is the first “Ghost in the Shell” series to be brought to fans with a double director.
“Vampire in the Garden.” An original series by Wit Studio on two girls Momo and Fine from different backgrounds who meet by chance. A story about an unlikely friendship between human and vampire race that intertwines with the power or music.
“Super Crooks.” A story by Mark Millar and artist Leinil Francis Yu, the creators of Kick Ass and Wanted. Crime and thrills meets supernatural powers in this Millarworld title.
YES, A NEW GHOST IN THE SHELL ANIME IS COMING.
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 will be directed by Appleseed’s Shinji Aramaki and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex’s Kenji Kamiyama. On @Netflix in 2020!
*desire to explore the true meaning of human consciousness intensifies* pic.twitter.com/MgKzX2KydQ
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) December 8, 2018