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
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