Netflix Expands Anime Offering With ‘Altered Carbon: Resleeved’, ‘Dragon’s Dogma’, ‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC _2045’ And More
Netflix has entered into new partnerships with Anima, Sublimation and David Production, in addition to their earlier deals with Production I.G and bones, the streaming service announced today, bringing a host of new anime content to the platform. The new shows include ‘Altered Carbon: Resleeved’, ‘Dragon’s Dogma’, ‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045’, ‘SPRIGGAN’, ‘Super Crooks’ and ‘Vampire in the Garden’.
‘Altered Carbon: Resleeved’ comes from Anima Inc, and is an anime feature spin-off, set in the same universe of the Netflix live-action sci-fi series, which will explore new elements of the story mythology. A 2nd season of the live-action show is currently in development from Skydance Television with Anthony Mackie (MCU’s Falcon) taking over the lead role of Takeshi Kovacs.
“We’re particularly excited by the production line deal as this allows our creative team to focus on creating great content,” commented anima Inc., Representative Director, Shinya Sasahara. “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.”
‘Dragon’s Dogma’ is an original anime series based on a world-famous action open-world RPG from CAPCOM. 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. Sublimation Inc. are producing the series.
‘SPRIGGAN’ comes from David Production Inc. and is a Netflix original anime based on classic manga by Hiroshi Takashige, illustrated by Ryoji Minagawa. The show is described as an “edgy sci-fi battle action about a man with supernatural powers to seal historical remains.”
‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC _2045’ comes from Production I.G, Inc, and is created by Masamune Shiro. It is a sequel of much acclaimed ‘Ghost In the Shell SAC’ series, and returns as a full 3D-CGI anime series. Directors Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki and SOLA DIGITAL ARTS will collaborate once again following their successful partnership on ‘ULTRAMAN’ (streaming 1 April on Netflix). This is the first Ghost In the Shell series to be brought to fans with duel directors.
‘Vampire in the Garden’ is an original series by WIT STUDIO, which follows 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.
“Through our partnership with Netflix, we are able to secure the necessary amount of time for bold creative challenges, and deliver great content with consistency,” said Production I.G, Inc., President & CEO, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa. “It is exciting that production line deal has allowed our creators at Production I.G and WIT STUDIO to move beyond the Japanese anime business ecosystem. This is a great opportunity that challenges us to deliver content unique to our talents to fans all over the world.”
‘Super Crooks’ comes from bones.inc, and is the latest story to be spawned from Netflix’s acquisition of Millarworld. The story comes from Mark Millar and artist Leinil Francis Yu, the creators of ‘Kick Ass’ and ‘Wanted’, and is described as “crime and thrills meets supernatural powers.”
“Netflix aims to be the most compelling and attractive home for anime fans, creators and production studios,” adds Netflix Director of Content (Japan), John Derderian. “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.”
No news yet on when exactly any of these series will land, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.