Now “Netflix and Chill” for Anime fans will be more exciting as Netflix has announced its plan to produce five new original anime series. As per The Hollywood Reporter article, The streamer site will add a slate of 11 original anime projects already in the works. These five new anime projects are going to be named ‘Rilakkuma’s Theme Park Adventure,’ ‘Thermae Romae Novae,’ ‘High-Rise Invasion,’ ‘Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan’ and ‘The Way of the Househusband.’
During the live-streamed fan event Netflix Anime Festival 2020, Netflix shared that Japanese anime is one of the company’s most bankable content, and hence they also teased those five anime during this time.
Netflix explained that over the past year, more than 100 million viewers worldwide chose to watch at least one anime on the site, leading to a growth of 50 percent year-over-year. Anime, in general, is gaining popularity, and hence many people are choosing to watch Anime on different streaming sites. As The Hollywood Reporter says, Anime titles fall in Netflix’s top 10 list in nearly 100 countries in 2020.
“In just four short years since launching our creative team in Tokyo, Netflix has expanded the reach and overall audience of anime — a category conventionally seen as niche,” revealed Taiki Sakurai, Netflix’s chief producer of anime. “We are excited now more than ever to challenge ourselves to expand our aspirational anime programming for fans around the world.”