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News website The Verge revealed on Monday that Netflix plans to produce 30 "new" anime series for release in 2018, as part of its US$8 billion budget for developing and producing original television and film content next year. The company aims for 50% original content in its entire library by the end of 2018.

The anime arriving on Netflix in 2018 include Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden, BONES' A.I.C.O. -Incarnation-, DLE Inc.'s Sword Gai: The Animation, Production I.G's B: The Beginning, LIDEN FILMS' Lost Song, MAPPA's Kakegurui, Science SARU's DEVILMAN crybaby, TMS Entertainment's Baki, Satelight's Cannon Busters, Dwarf Studio's (Domo) Rilakkuma, and Toei Animation's Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya.


http://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/daily-briefs/2017-10-17/netflix-to-produce-30-new-anime-series-for-2018-release/.122823

Kinda curious what people think about this.
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Amazing news, if only they simulcasted outside of Japan! At least in terms of production value, almost every Netflix animated feature is above average (Neo Yokio bucks the trend).

I'm just hopping that they adapt some of my favorite mangas.
*crosses fingers for Teppu or The God of High School*
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Maybe now they'll have their hands full with this and stop licensing shows that they don't plan on releasing until the year 5000? Oh who am I kidding? They're still going to keep doing it.

Should be interesting to see what kinds of anime they're going to make. IIRC, Neo Yokio wasn't really created by Netflix. It was originally going to air on t.v. but got axed until Netflix bought the rights to it. Whatever anime they plan on making next year will most likely be different from Neo Yokio. Unless it somehow gets renewed for additional seasons of course, but that's more of an exception.
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. . . . . . . . I hope they do at least something besides action.

I just want people to know that not all anime is action (or high school slice of life, either). I want non-action, non-high-school anime to get more attention...
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While there are elements to Netflix that are unappealing, particularly their extremely stupid release scheduling, I can't immediately complain about more anime that is perhaps going to be better funded. Hopefully that means more money ends up in the hands of the artists because of this.

If the stuff they finance is rushed, obvious trend cash in or just plain lousy then I think it will be fair to judge them then but, on the surface, this doesn't seem bad at all.
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That's quite an ambitious move on the part of Netflix. So it turns out that Disney's breakup did shake things up on the anime front, but instead of Disney hogging some shows to their new service (at least not yet and it would be a surprise if they did as Disney is all about being family-friendly, something 4 out of 5 anime shows are not), Netflix is upping their investment on anime. So far, here's their 2018 lineup:

AICO Incarnation
B: The Beginning
Baki (remake)
Cannon Busters
Children of the Whales (2017 show coming to Netflix in 2018)
Devilman Crybaby
Fate/Apocrypha (second half is coming to Netflix in 2018)
Lost Song
Kakegurui (2017 show coming to Netflix in 2018)
Rilakkuma
Saint Seiya (remake)
Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments
Sword Gai
Violet Evergarden

So by my count, that's 14 shows that have been announced and 16 more to go assuming that the three shows that are being broadcast in 2017 and added to Netflix in 2018 count towards the total. Now, if only Netflix would do simulcasts because that's what we want and quite frankly, it would be great for their bottom line as it means continuous subscriptions rather than going on and off for one month at a time with the way they are operating. At least they are committed to giving us the best possible experience unlike with Amazon that thinks they can do whatever they want.
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Given how they took Smile Precure, removed several episodes, removed Cure Peace's "rock-paper-scissors" for no reason and changed the opening and ending to a hollywood musical...i'm not sure i'd consider this "good" news. Calling it a "netflix original" felt like a slap in the face tbh.
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Austershalin wrote:

Amazing news, if only they simulcasted outside of Japan!

At some point, I expect they might start doing exclusive anime that are only released on their own service for binge watching, even in Japan. If that happens, there won't be any need for a simulcast, because there won't be the opportunity for fansubs to come out prior.

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PhantomGundam wrote:
Should be interesting to see what kinds of anime they're going to make. IIRC, Neo Yokio wasn't really created by Netflix. It was originally going to air on t.v. but got axed until Netflix bought the rights to it. Whatever anime they plan on making next year will most likely be different from Neo Yokio. Unless it somehow gets renewed for additional seasons of course, but that's more of an exception.

Didn't know that about Neo Yokio; makes a lot of sense that it wasn't up to their usual animation and production quality. The show itself didn't have a favorable reception so I doubt there will be more. I myself enjoyed it despite its shortcomings.


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At some point, I expect they might start doing exclusive anime that are only released on their own service for binge watching, even in Japan. If that happens, there won't be any need for a simulcast, because there won't be the opportunity for fansubs to come out prior.

That would be neat. Perhaps Netflix could try it out with 1 series to test the waters. Though it wouldn't be without precedent. Last year, ReLife (12 episodes) was released simulatneously, and, this year, Owarimonogatari 2nd Season (7 episodes) was released over two days.

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That's quite an ambitious move on the part of Netflix. So it turns out that Disney's breakup did shake things up on the anime front, but instead of Disney hogging some shows to their new service (at least not yet and it would be a surprise if they did as Disney is all about being family-friendly, something 4 out of 5 anime shows are not), Netflix is upping their investment on anime. So far, here's their 2018 lineup:

AICO Incarnation
B: The Beginning
Baki (remake)
Cannon Busters
Children of the Whales (2017 show coming to Netflix in 2018)
Devilman Crybaby
Fate/Apocrypha (second half is coming to Netflix in 2018)
Lost Song
Kakegurui (2017 show coming to Netflix in 2018)
Rilakkuma
Saint Seiya (remake)
Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments
Sword Gai
Violet Evergarden

So by my count, that's 14 shows that have been announced and 16 more to go assuming that the three shows that are being broadcast in 2017 and added to Netflix in 2018 count towards the total. Now, if only Netflix would do simulcasts because that's what we want and quite frankly, it would be great for their bottom line as it means continuous subscriptions rather than going on and off for one month at a time with the way they are operating. At least they are committed to giving us the best possible experience unlike with Amazon that thinks they can do whatever they want.


Very well said man.
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Bakaneer wrote:At least they are committed to giving us the best possible experience unlike with Amazon that thinks they can do whatever they want.

*cough* glitter force *cough*

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I guess the international audience is gonna be screwed as Netflix blocks VPNs and most likely all of these anime aren't going to be available outside the US, I guess pirating is another option
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I'm assuming all 30 would've been made anyway, but more money in the pot is a good great thing.

Accessibility issues are unfortunate though.

It'll be interesting to see if Netflix eventually does foot a whole anime project and what it'll look like if they do.
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I guess the international audience is gonna be screwed as Netflix blocks VPNs and most likely all of these anime aren't going to be available outside the US, I guess pirating is another option

Netflix usually obtains broad licenses for their "Netflix originals", and especially for those projects they fund themselves.

Look to anime like Knights of Sidonia and Ajin as examples of whether you are likely to have these available to you via Netflix where you live.

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AbuOthman96 wrote:

I guess the international audience is gonna be screwed as Netflix blocks VPNs and most likely all of these anime aren't going to be available outside the US, I guess pirating is another option

Netflix usually obtains broad licenses for their "Netflix originals", and especially for those projects they fund themselves.

Look to anime like Knights of Sidonia and Ajin as examples of whether you are likely to have these available to you via Netflix where you live.



Nope, we don't have any Netflix Original, whether it's anime or not, and we only have 10 anime series, the ones you listed aren't among them unfortunately. Netflix is basically useless where I'm from and it's not worth tbh, pirating is the only option available at the moment as much as I hate doing so



EDIT: Turns out Netflix Originals ARE available where I'm from, I was just searching in the wrong places so sorry about that

I guess I'll start working extra hard then
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