Netflix continues to expand its ever growing anime portfolio following the announcement of new and popular anime titles that are coming to the streaming service this year.
During this year's edition of AnimeJapan, the streaming company unveiled 40 new anime titles that aim to delight both long-time fans and new viewers.
Some of these titles include Thermae Romae Novae, which serves as Netflix’s direct partnership with anime creators from Kotaro Lives Alone and Rilakkuma’s Theme Park Adventure.
The expansive anime slate also features family-friendly anime films like the gravity-defying action blockbuster Bubble, which just premiered at the 72nd Berlin Film Festival, as well as those produced with top-tier studios like Studio Colorido's Drifting Home.
Other anime titles that are set to premiere on the streaming service include Baki Hanma, Tiger & Bunny 2, Ultraman Season 2, Vampire in the Garden, Spriggan, Kakegurui Twin, and The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh.
Additionally, the announcement also confirmed the return of fan favorite anime series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean, which will continue for episodes 13-24 later this year.
During the AnimeJapan stage event, Netflix also showcased sneak peeks into upcoming titles including new character art and main casts for The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh, with the first part premiering in 2022, as well as key art and main trailer of Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Season 2, available beginning May 23.
Meanwhile, Japanese voice talents Megumi Han (Vampire in the Garden, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Season 2), Mariya Ise (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean, Tiger & Bunny 2, Spriggan), Yuki Kaji (Bubble, The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh, Akuma Kun), Junichi Suwabe (Ultraman Season 2, Kotaro Lives Alone) and Kenjiro Tsuda (Thermae Romae Novae) brought various anime projects to life for fans at the stage event.
“Anime is one of the cornerstones of our investment in Japan, watched by nearly 90 percent of our members here last year. At the same time, interest in anime has grown worldwide, and more than half of our members globally tuned into it last year,” said Kohei Obara, Director, Anime Creative, Netflix. “From diversifying our slate to bringing back fan favorites, we want to continue growing our members’ discovery and love for anime, both in Japan and around the world with this next chapter of anime on Netflix.”