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Netflix bolsters anime slate

Netflix has unveiled a slate of twelve anime series. Since launching in Japan, the SVOD service has sought to acquire a significant slate of anime films and series, and last year got into original programming from the genre with the Production I.G.-created Perfect Bones. That show is part of the slate, but will now be […]

Netflix captures original Godzilla toon film

Streaming giant Netflix has grabbed rights to an original Japanese-animated toon movie based on the monster Godzilla. Netflix is billing Godzilla as “the first-ever high-quality animation of the iconic global monster franchise”, noting it is a reimaging as in the future. Following a Japanese cinema release, Netflix will make it available to its subscribers in […]

Netflix takes DJ doc and manga movie

Netflix has picked up a doc about superstar DJ and music producer Steve Aoki, and has acquired Blame, a futuristic manga film out of Japan. I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead follows Aoki as he prepares for the biggest live show of his career, and looks at his life and relationship with his father, the Benihana […]

Studio Ghibli producing first ever TV show

Legendary Japanese animated movie producer Studio Ghibli is onboard its first ever project for TV, a toon based on a Swedish book character. Ronia – the Robber’s Daughter will broadcast on satellite channel NHK BS Premium in autumn this year, with Ghibli and Polygon Pictures (Star Wars: the Clone Wars), Dwango and NHK-owned NHK Enterprises […]