Saban's localization of the Smile PreCure! anime, Glitter Force, is getting ready to make its English debut on Netflix. The 20-episode first season hits the streaming service worldwide, excluding Asia, on December 18, and you can see a preview in the first-look trailer after the jump.
Streaming service Netflix, which has been working on a slate of anime offering including Knights of Sidonia, Seven Deadly Sins and the upcoming Ajin : Demi-Human, may be moving towards developing their own anime. In an onstage interview with New York Times journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin at the DealBook conference, CEO Reed Hastings spoke of the possibility of creating original anime and Bollywood shows to interest global audiences.
Netflix continues to make in-roads into the Japanese streaming market, this time with a simultaneous streaming release of Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade. Hit the jump to learn more.
Intrepid fans have spotted entries for Glitter Force and The Seven Deadly Sins on Netflix's U.S. and Japan launch pages, respectively. Could this mean that these anime will be available to English-speaking audiences in the near future? Hit the jump to speculate.
After first being announced as a trilogy of films earlier this year, it seems that plans for the Ajin: Demi-Human anime adaptation have evolved from a film trilogy that begins screening in November in Japan to add a more conventional TV series adaptation starting next January. Hit the jump for details.
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.