Netflix to Stream Production I.G's Perfect Bones Anime Worldwide
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Netflix announced on Thursday that it will exclusively premiere Perfect Bones, a new anime series from Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell, Psycho-Pass). The company said this is "the first ever original anime title to debut all episodes simultaneously in 190 countries around the world."
Netflix describes the story:
Directed by Kazuto Nakazawa, the 12-episode series is set in the future where scientists have tried to breed the “perfect human” in hopes of keeping peace in the universe. After nearly achieving their goal through three children, the scientists send their “new humans” for further training where they are kidnapped by an evil organization set on using their powers to implement their own concept of a new world order.
Nakazawa also directed the animated segment in Kill Bill Vol. 1, the Moondrive short in the Genius Party anthology, and Parasite Dolls. He designed the characters in Samurai Champloo, House of Five Leaves, Terror in Resonance, El-Hazard, and DAYS.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings stated in an interview at the DealBook conference in November that he is "hopeful" that Netflix will "make a great anime show." Hastings was elaborating on how his company will produce more unique programming from production companies around the world, and therefore will spend US$5 billion in 2016 on content.
Netflix already premiered both seasons of the Knights of Sidonia television anime series after they aired in Japan, and will premiere the Ajin television anime series in mid-2016 outside of Japan (the company is streaming the series in Japan three days after new episodes air on TV). Among other titles, it is also streaming The Seven Deadly Sins and began streaming Glitter Force (Smile Precure!) on December 18.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter and Rukiia for the news tips
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