Netflix is venturing into the engaging realm of anime with a new 12-episode original series from Production I.G., the Japanese animation studio that churned out Attack on Titan, Ghost in the Shell and Blood: The Last Vampire. Perfect Bones is a nightmarish, Akira-like sci-fi thriller centered around genetically engineered children and a shadowy governmental entity. The ambitious new series will be directed by Kazuto Nakazawa, a veteran anime director and character designer who created the animated sequences in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 1. Netflix' burgeoning streaming service will roll out all episodes in a global launch at a date yet to be determined.
Here's the official press release:
Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, today announced, together with Production I.G, a groundbreaking deal that sees the upcoming original Anime series Perfect Bones to premiere only on Netflix. This marks the first ever original Anime title to debut all episodes simultaneously in 190 countries around the world.
Directed by Kazuto Nakazawa, the 12-episode series is set in the future where scientists have tried to create the “perfect human” in hopes of keeping peace in the universe. After nearly achieving their goal through several children, the scientists send their “new humans” for further training where they are kidnapped by an evil organization set on using their powers to implement their own concept of a new world order.
“We are incredibly excited to work with Production I.G, who have worked on hit series such as Attack on Titan and Psycho-Pass, in bringing one of the most daring new Anime titles produced today to all Netflix members and Anime fans around the world,” said Erik Barmack, vice president, international originals. “In an era where the Internet knows no bounds, we are proud to deliver high quality original Anime to fans all over the world, at the exact same time, no matter where they live whether it be Japan, France, Mexico, the US, and beyond.”
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, President & CEO of Production I.G, said about the collaboration, “Among all the tv series and films Netflix offers, the titles I personally find the most amazing are Netflix originals. Production I.G is eager to present another impactful title brought through our creators’ passion and imagination. We’re very excited about Perfect Bones!”
Netflix has already tested the anime waters by streaming two seasons of Knights of Sidonia, and this latest committment seems to confirm their eagerness to develop edgy new original content for the masses. Does Perfect Bones sound like an electric anime series you might be absorbed by?
(Via Geek Tyrant)