Netflix Announces New Anime Adaptations and Partnerships

Netflix continues to cater to the Japanese fandom as the global subscription based video-on-demand streaming giant have announced several new Anime Adaptations and partnerships; including an anime adaptation of Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma franchise as well as a collaboration for a new Ghost in the Shell IP known as Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045.

As announced in the official press release this announcement will see partnerships with Anima, Sublimation. and David Production and adds to partnerships already formed with Production I.G and bones in 2018. As explained these production houses will work together with Netflix to create original anime series including the animated series Altered Carbon: Resleeved from Anima, which is based on Netflix’s original live-action series Altered Carbon, as well as produce a brand new anime adaptation of Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma.

The full list of titles announced as part of this partnership are listed below:

Altered Carbon: Resleeved – anima Inc.
This anime feature spin-off, set in the same universe of the Netflix live-action sci-fi series (second season in production from Skydance Television), will explore new elements of the story mythology.

Dragon’s Dogma – Sublimation Inc.
Based on a world-famous action RPG set in an open world, Dragon’s Dogma from CAPCOM will be brought to life as a Netflix original anime series. The story follows a man’s journey seeking revenge on a dragon who stole his heart. On his way, the man is brought back to life as an ‘Arisen’. An action adventure about a man challenged by demons who represent the seven deadly sins of humans.

SPRIGGAN – David Production Inc.
Netflix original anime based on classic manga by Hiroshi Takashige, illustrated by Ryoji Minagawa. Edgy sci-fi battle action about a man with supernatural powers to seal historical remains.

Ghost in the Shell: SAC _2045 – Production I.G, Inc.
Created by Masamune Shiro, the sequel of much acclaimed Ghost In the Shell SAC series has come back as a full 3DCG anime series. Directors Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki and SOLA DIGITAL ARTS will collaborate once again following ULTRAMAN (streaming 1 April on Netflix). This is the first Ghost In the Shell series to be brought to fans with a double director.

Vampire in the Garden – WIT STUDIO
An original series by WIT STUDIO on two girls Momo and Fine from different backgrounds who meet by chance. A story about an unlikely friendship between human and vampire race that intertwines with the power or music.

Super Crooks – bones.inc
A story by Mark Millar and artist Leinil Francis Yu, the creators of Kick Ass and Wanted. Crime and thrills meets supernatural powers in this Millarworld title.

We can expect additional information for each of these titles to be revealed at a later date; but for anime fans with a Netflix subscription it is definitely an exciting and interesting time.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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