Netflix to Produce Original Anime Perfect Bones with the Studio behind Ghost in the Shell


Global provider of streaming movies and TV series, Netflix, revealed on Thursday that they 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 also provided a synopsis of the upcoming original anime series:

Perfect Bones is set in a future where scientists have tried to create the “perfect human” in hopes of keeping peace in the universe. After nearly achieving their goal through several 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.

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.

Source: ANNNetflix official press release

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