After the success of “Blood of Zeus,” Netflix is now planning to launch about 40 new Anime shows this year. This was revealed during a virtual expo held on Saturday, where doubling down on its original anime content can help Netflix gain more subscribers in the Asian region, where the streaming is growing rapidly.
Netflix to Make 40 New Anime Shows
Netflix is having more than 200 subscribers from around the world, and half of them have watched at least one anime recently. This is because the global interest in anime is growing at a rate of 50% every year, and is valued at $23 billion now. These statistics triggered Netflix to make more investments in this space now.
Thus, in the virtual animation expo from Japan held on Saturday, Netflix announced to make 40 new Anime shows in 2021. This decision is made after the success of “Blood of Zeus”, and also watching the Demon Slayer, which was launched last year in Japan as Kimetsu no Yaiba.
It has grown to be the 4th highest-grossing film globally last year and is the best earning film in Japan. It has broken all the records including the ones from Spirited Away, which holds to be top grossing Anime film to date. Netflix’s new titles will include the African samurai story called Yasuke, and also the Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, which is adapted from the game of the same name.
Announcing this move, Netflix’s chief anime producer, Taiki Sakurai said, “We want to be able to pride ourselves as being the top entertainment destination with good quality content. The growth of our business is directly connected to the growth of our anime.”