Japanese manga Ajin: Demi-Human coming to Netflix as new anime series

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Sep 15, 2015, 5:50 PM EDT

Netflix and Polygon Pictures have announced today, via an official press release, that the streaming service will be home to an upcoming new anime series, Ajin: Demi-Human.

Based on the popular manga series by Gamon Sakurai, Ajin: Demi-Human centers around a "young high-school student who is hit by a truck and dies only to discover that he is, in fact, demi-human, an 'Ajin.' What he finds are dozens of others who are also Ajins; all of whom are being hunted and trying to survive." That sounds cool.

All 13 episodes of the series will premiere around the world all at once on Netflix, sometime in 2016. However, Netflix members in Japan will have to wait three days after the original linear air date before being able to watch each episode. Now, that's really a first, because it's usually the other way around.

The press release said: "This deal marks a milestone in how Anime is distributed on a global scale giving quicker and more efficient access to great Anime titles to Netflix members and fans around the world at the same time. AJIN: Demi-Human is the latest Anime title from Polygon Pictures to premiere exclusively on Netflix outside of Japanese broadcast with Knights of Sidonia premiering last summer to strong fanfare."

Are you excited for Netflix and Polygon's new anime series Ajin Demi-Human?