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Netflix to Debut Original Anime 'Perfect Bones' by Production I.G

by Stark700
Feb 24, 2016 6:15 PM | 89 Comments

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.

Source: Official press release

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starlessn1ght said:
Antanaru said:
They release it on the internet but are still stuck in 12 episodes format... Good job wasting the biggest advantage over TV slots.


This. But they also do the same with TV series. The good news (for many, but not for me) is that they'll probably be released in one go, like Netflix usually does (I prefer the traditional once a week release, because this way nobody gets left behind or susceptible to spoilers)


The whole point of Netflix is that people can watch what they want when they want.

I never watch airing anime though and I despise TV, I am not watching for the community anyhow.

Mar 14, 2016 7:46 PM by Feniksrises

That synopsis doesn't sound good.

I don't want to judge something that has not been made yet though.

Mar 14, 2016 7:39 PM by Feniksrises

Hell yeah, more Production I.G. Hopefully this goes well, and more western companies start producing anime.

Mar 14, 2016 4:31 PM by BatoKusanagi

Sounds interesting, can't wait for them to get it, that will be the first Netflix original series I'll watch.

Mar 8, 2016 3:32 PM by MattKitsune96

I have Netflix so I'm happy.

Mar 5, 2016 4:56 AM by Xenocrisi

but I.G ,if all else fails i see this looking real good with amount of budget this will most likely have or they could just cut back and do a half baked job with a ton of cgi who knows!

Feb 28, 2016 2:34 PM by katsu044

TheDerpMan said:
Announcing Papenbrook as the god that he is only stating the facts. I'm just saying, you know..

You mean the God of Ö tier voice acting

Feb 28, 2016 2:03 PM by Comic_Sans

Comic_Sans said:
I think they've got more than enough money to hire actual cartoon VO actors and not just people like Monica Rial and Bryce Papenbrook


Whatchu saying about my boy Papenbrook? He's the God of VO's and I will hear nothing to the contrary.[/quote]Stahp

You're scaring me[/quote]

Announcing Papenbrook as the god that he is only stating the facts. I'm just saying, you know..

Feb 28, 2016 2:02 PM by TheDerpMan

Nice to see Netflix taking some interest but I agree with what some people have said. It sounds more like a hollywood movie premise and plot and not an anime one really. I am also not really into the whole science/mech bio human type genres aside from the premise sounding cringe worthy so i'm not interested at all but still good to see it happening.

Netflix already to an extent showed the boost it can give some stuff. It may not have been because of it totally but Seven deadl sins got a pretty good boost in popularity once it was put on Netflix.

Feb 28, 2016 12:53 PM by Cody_Abbott

To me the whole idea is very good, since Netflix (or any other non-Japanese company) is limited only to finance, distribute and market the image rights outside Japan.

Feb 28, 2016 11:02 AM by MMMacross

It would make me super happy if the anime was done by Japanese voice actors. I never just can with dub anime. I just can't. Its very odd to me. Something is usually missing. If it has a Japanese version with sub then I will definitely watch it. Otherwise I would not be interested.

And no I am not looking to start a subs over dubs war. To each their own.

Feb 26, 2016 3:34 PM by kazykoki

ow look, Netflix getting more into Anime, looks like the west will be helping out more now :)

Feb 26, 2016 1:31 PM by Bourmegar

TheDerpMan said:
I guess this is yet another thing I'm gonna be adding to my list on Netflix. I already have a ton of things I need to watch.

Comic_Sans said:
I think they've got more than enough money to hire actual cartoon VO actors and not just people like Monica Rial and Bryce Papenbrook


Whatchu saying about my boy Papenbrook? He's the God of VO's and I will hear nothing to the contrary.
Stahp

You're scaring me

Feb 26, 2016 12:59 AM by Comic_Sans

NotThisShitAgain said:
Wow Production I.G. always make a BIG MOVE in anime industry.
After to be the first studio that make anime from Webtoons/Manhwa with NOBLESSE OVA.
Now they're make big project with NETFLIX.

I.G. is really busy this time, they have so many projects:
- Joker Game
- Mahou Tsukai no Yome (probably)
- FLCL Remake
- New Legend of the Galactic Heroes

It will have an amazing visual, hope I.G. delivered this!!


lmao the FLCL Remake is a huge rumor, its not confirmed or anything at all, they bought the rights but thats all and nothins happened since

Feb 26, 2016 12:10 AM by Zjj

So this is gonna be english VO's? interesting, im not too fond of dubs but i'd give it a try

Feb 26, 2016 12:08 AM by Zjj

I guess this is yet another thing I'm gonna be adding to my list on Netflix. I already have a ton of things I need to watch.

Comic_Sans said:
I think they've got more than enough money to hire actual cartoon VO actors and not just people like Monica Rial and Bryce Papenbrook


Whatchu saying about my boy Papenbrook? He's the God of VO's and I will hear nothing to the contrary.

Feb 25, 2016 9:33 PM by TheDerpMan

what is up with that synopsis?!

anyhow when i read perfect bones, instantly thought sakurako-san...

anyhow i will watch this...

Feb 25, 2016 5:17 PM by MaxXZoe

I like westernized anime and sci-fi. The premise sounds interesting, so definitely interested.

Feb 25, 2016 10:52 AM by plasma38

Netfilx the the company who hoards anime for a long time?
I might watch it, because It's made one of my favorite studios.
ichii_1 said:
They should have gotten Bones studio instead, what a golden opportunity missed :(
Perfect Bones by Bones.

Production I.G. is better than Bones so they chose different studio.
Because if it's Bones, it's kinda redundant and ridiculous.

Feb 25, 2016 9:18 AM by Rayzer

I hate to be a cynic but I just don't see Netflix not overusing CGI for these anime projects. I want to believe they aren't half-heartedly tackling the anime industry and want to make good projects. We'll see, I'm definitely looking forward to watching this just to see what they have done. Production I.G. can make some great stuff but then again they can make some down right awful cashgrab series too.

Feb 25, 2016 8:55 AM by FullmetalCarrot