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Netflix Announces Partnership with Six Japanese Creators

by RadiantBreeze
Feb 26, 2:14 PM | 52 Comments

The official website for Netflix announced on Tuesday that the company will be partnering with six Japanese creators to develop new anime originals. These creators are CLAMP (Cardcaptor Sakura, Chobits), Shin Kibayashi (Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo, Tantei Gakuen Q), Yasuo Ohtagaki (Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, Moonlight Mile), Otsuichi, (Goth, Kimi ni shika Kikoenai), Tow Ubukata (Mardock Scramble, Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor), and Mari Yamazaki (Thermae Romae, Olympia Kyklos).

In 2018, Netflix partnered with Production I.G, Wit Studio, and Bones to produce original works like Koukaku Kidoutai: SAC_2045, Vampire in the Garden, and Super Crooks. Last year the company continued the trend, partnering with Anima, Sublimation, and David Production to create works like Altered Carbon: Resleeved, Dragon's Dogma, and Spriggan (ONA).

Previous Netflix exclusives include Devilman: Crybaby and Baki.

Source: Netflix

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I just hope that whatever comes out on Netflix will be some legit hard cutting edge anime

Feb 29, 10:04 PM by Senpai_abunai1

After devilman i thought netflix fell from grace....

then they made a 200 iq decision

Feb 29, 2:59 PM by Badasssiper47

Nice. Looking forward to watching.

Feb 29, 6:01 AM by Kaith_Zith

Netflix needs to hurry up and go bankrupt before they complete any of their anime remake abominations and to prevent new ones in the future

Feb 29, 3:44 AM by Dankiyama

DatRandomDude said:
Roloko said:
All these new anime locked behind Netflix jail~

Why pay $12/mo to wait months on anime to arrive on Netflix when its already online for free in its entirety? Bad deal Netflix sucks when it comes to anime and their library overall in general is shit I'll stick to my fansubs of your original shows thanks.


Most likely these ones are not going to be aired in Japanese television so they are not going to be ''locked'' for months and will actually be true Netflix Originals like Devilman Crybaby or B: The Beginning


Oh okay I thought they all were thanks for clearing that up, but I don't think I'll resub anytime soon unless the third season of Disenchantment is coming soon.

Feb 28, 5:09 PM by Roloko

Hatsuyuki said:
JizzyHitler said:
Probably cause he heads one of the single most successful mecha series of the past couple decades with fafner.


Successful as in sales wise ? Admittedly I did not watch it but I am extremely skeptical of anything written by this man.
yeah it sells insanely well, but the show itself is fantastic thats for sure, at leats exodus was, the original is really problematic cause it had a staff shake up midway through and it had to deal with all the messy set up. Its not got much competition cause the genre has seen better says, but fafner exodus is probably the best mecha series in the past decade. Have no clue if beyond comes anywhere close cause im waiting to see that wrap up before watching it

Feb 28, 4:31 PM by JizzyHitler

I will only be impressed if these are ALL not done in cgi, even then im reluctant to give them props...

This is clearly an attempt to get anime fans to like Netflix, they cant even simulcast anime they own when its airing in Japan, provide good and reliable dubs or promised to include ALL of anime when they own it (for example while they have Attack On Titan they only have the first season of it)

I mean, its not that hard is it? The only good thing Netflix has done is Devilman Crybaby, I doubt they will ever be able to make a show like that again

Feb 28, 3:36 PM by Seijatachiiii

I don't normally care too much about this sort of thing, but I am interested in what CLAMP will bring to the table. It's almost the 20th anniversary of the Chobits manga, so I'm curious to see if Chobits will be remade. I think that will be one of their biggest titles Netflix could have that would get people to sign up from what I can tell.

Feb 28, 1:58 PM by yurinee

I think this would make for an interesting input. Both sides have made some good series.

Feb 28, 9:10 AM by DBX

Pretty good news. I often liked the anime that's being shown on Netflix. I'm not a fan of everything but some of it is pretty decent.

Feb 28, 8:47 AM by JunkYardHiro

JizzyHitler said:
Hatsuyuki said:
Tow Ubukata

How this hack is still managing to score projects like this is beyond me
Probably cause he heads one of the single most successful mecha series of the past couple decades with fafner.


Successful as in sales wise ? Admittedly I did not watch it but I am extremely skeptical of anything written by this man.

Feb 28, 7:54 AM by Hatsuyuki

Hatsuyuki said:
Tow Ubukata

How this hack is still managing to score projects like this is beyond me
Probably cause he heads one of the single most successful mecha series of the past couple decades with fafner.

Feb 28, 7:42 AM by JizzyHitler

D-arts said:
Daniel_Naumov said:
A bunch of insignificant creators and Ubukata-san. Well, I have enjoyed Thermae Romae. If these new originals can reach at least 2/3 of what B:The Beginning turned out to be, then I will support this new collaboration. Verbally and in writing.

You called Shin Kibayishi and Clamp insignificant that is a very shameful behaviour.

A shaMEFURU DISUPURAY!!
Too soon to judge. I will be most willing to withdraw my initial evaluation and apologize, in case their new series turn out to be of high quality.

Feb 28, 1:18 AM by Daniel_Naumov

Daniel_Naumov said:
A bunch of insignificant creators and Ubukata-san. Well, I have enjoyed Thermae Romae. If these new originals can reach at least 2/3 of what B:The Beginning turned out to be, then I will support this new collaboration. Verbally and in writing.

You called Shin Kibayishi and Clamp insignificant that is a very shameful behaviour.

Feb 28, 1:13 AM by D-arts

A bunch of insignificant creators and Ubukata-san. Well, I have enjoyed Thermae Romae. If these new originals can reach at least 2/3 of what B:The Beginning turned out to be, then I will support this new collaboration. Verbally and in writing.
inim said:
I only recently and accidently found Tow Ubukata's Mardock trilogy and instantly loved it. He wrote both a prequel and a sequel novel since, I seriously hope Netflix animates either of them.

Prequels are usually a bad idea unless they were envisioned to be a part of the franchise before the success of the original. Which also reflects on their quality and how well they tie-in with foreshadowing and symbolism in the originals. But I am looking forward to the sequel.
MindOfOsaka said:
At least it's a better announcement than the "Crunchyroll Originals" we got the other day. That looks abysmal.

Yes because this time around the creators are actually Japanese. With a slightest hint of artistic genius.
MindOfOsaka said:
At least it's a better announcement than the "Crunchyroll Originals" we got the other day. That looks abysmal.
ShadowBlazer3000 said:
Interested by CLAMP (Blood-C was their last major work and was crap) but they have other good manga stories from the decades that could be tapped. Of course everyone will cry for a TRC remake, I'll pass on that, the original is fine for me.

I was prepared to go ballistic and question your literacy, but then double-checked the "news" - nowhere it says that the series from those creators would be original, as in something new not seen before. Personally I hope it is so.

Feb 28, 12:48 AM by Daniel_Naumov

Roloko said:
All these new anime locked behind Netflix jail~

Why pay $12/mo to wait months on anime to arrive on Netflix when its already online for free in its entirety? Bad deal Netflix sucks when it comes to anime and their library overall in general is shit I'll stick to my fansubs of your original shows thanks.


Most likely these ones are not going to be aired in Japanese television so they are not going to be ''locked'' for months and will actually be true Netflix Originals like Devilman Crybaby or B: The Beginning

Feb 27, 10:32 PM by DatRandomDude

All these new anime locked behind Netflix jail~

Why pay $12/mo to wait months on anime to arrive on Netflix when its already online for free in its entirety? Bad deal Netflix sucks when it comes to anime and their library overall in general is shit I'll stick to my fansubs of your original shows thanks.

Feb 27, 8:14 PM by Roloko

CLAMP caught my interest.

Feb 27, 8:07 PM by malvarez1

This is cool and all, but I'm more interested in what studio(s) they gonna work with for this project.

Feb 27, 7:21 PM by BatoKusanagi

Has amazing potential for the exploration of new ideas! I hope it's not low frame rate CG though.

Feb 27, 5:22 PM by von12