Streaming content provider Netflix announced on Thursday that it will distribute an original anime series, Perfect Bones, by animation studio Production I.G. The 12-episode science fiction series will mark the series directorial debut of Kazuto Nakazawa, who has previously been an animation director (Samurai Champloo) and character designer (Zankyou no Terror).
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.
The Washington Post reported in November that Netflix was planning to produce original anime shows as part of an effort to expand internationally. Perfect Bones will be the first original anime series to be distributed simultaneously in 190 countries.
Perfect Bones - Attack On Calcium, story of a desperate middle-aged woman searching for the secret of keeping her bottom not shattered when she hits the floor.
>>They are most known for the Ghost in the Shell franchise, and for the acclaimed animated TV series Psycho-pass and Attack on Titan.
"They are most known for the TV series Psycho-pass and Attack on Titan, and for the acclaimed animated Ghost in the Shell franchise." FTFY
Hope this is not just a one-time affair, the industry really need whatever income source they could get in this age of Internet.
I'll probably check this out, doesn't sound too bad, and this could potentially be good for anime in general.
I'm interested in if this will be dubbed, I'm guessing most-likely and if so, hopefully it could be a good opportunity for more, new, talented VAs to get some work rather than the same selection. I still enjoy the occasional dub, but hearing the same voices every time does get boring.
Huh, should be interesting, Seven Deadly Sins was a lot of fun and Knights of Sidonia was alright I suppose (although I've only seen s1), so it'll definitely be interesting to check out at the very least.
It doesn't matter if you like LoGH,Monster etc.If you are a jobless or college/school dropout living in your mom basement, you are still an unintelligent loser. Taste in anime does not make you a better person.If elitist don't exist, casual pleb and shit taste also don't exist.
Production IG is always a yes to PTW for me. Of course staff is the most important, so there's nothing much to say yet about this project. Well, except that I was surprised to see Netflix, but it should be interesting at least. And hopefully good.
Stark700 said: The 12-episode science fiction series will mark the series directorial debut of Kazuto Nakazawa, who has previously been an animation director (Samurai Champloo) and character designer (Zankyou no Terror).
He directed Kigeki and that Kill Bill anime sequence.
That synopsis sounds pretty boring but it'd be interesting to see what the director has to offer.
always down for Production I.G, and if it's being released on Netflix, I would like to assume that this would mean a batch release and not a weekly episodic kind of release. maybe that'll ease up a lot of the pressure that comes with having to stick to a strict schedule and budget. and maybe if this is part of a production plan, studios will have a better budget too, but that's assuming that Netflix will be working in tandem with anime studios to fund these projects.
I'm interested, especially in regards to the director. I've had my eye on Kazuto lately.