Netflix makes its first foray into Asia on September 2nd with the launch of its streaming service in Japan. Content includes its originals, like Marco Polo and Daredevil, as well as the adaptation of Tsutomu Nihei's Knights of Sidonia, which the service previously presented internationally, outside Japan. The anime is being featured prominently in the Japanese rollout, including Ryōta Ōsaka, voice of the lead Nagate Tanikaze.
With the start of June, streaming service Netflix has added 6 new anime titles and removed 5 for a total of 77 anime/movies. Among the notables are the Puella Magi Madoka Magica movies (recaps Beginnings and Eternal and original Rebellion) and Expelled from Paradise, the sci-fi collaboration anime film between Toei Animation and Nitroplus directed by Seiji Mizushima with Gen Urobuchi, from Aniplex.
Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata is in high demand these past few days following the landmark agreement reached with mobile gaming giant DeNa Corp for mobile games featuring Nintendo characters. Iwata recently spoke exclusively to Time Magazine. During the interview, he also poured cold water on reports of a Netflix-exclusive Legend of Zelda series. Hit the jump for the statement.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that streaming service Netflix is developing a live-action series based on Nintendo's Legend of Zelda games. While Netflix and Nintendo have not confirmed project, WSJ's source is elaborating on the plans, describing idea as "Game of Thrones for a family audience." More after the jump.
Netflix has declared “It’s time to duel!" as the first part of the animated Yu-Gi-Oh! has joined the service's streaming library this month. And, if revisionist chambara is more to your liking, Takeshi Kitano's 2003 The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi was also introduced. More after the jump.
Looks like Netflix's drive for new content has finally reached anime. The service's UK & Ireland Twitter feed announced "Gauna beware! Mecha sci-fi anime show Knights of Sidonia to hit Netflix immediately after Japanese TV. Summer 2014. " More after the jump.