Netflix Japan announced on January 31st that it will make a comprehensive business alliance with anime studios, Production I.G, Inc. and BONES INC..
Netflix is planning to co-produce anime episodes with each, I.G. including WIT STUDIO, Inc. and Bones, and stream all over the world, 190 countries, on Netflix.
For Netflix, the alliance is to produce and convey high-quality anime works from Japan to 190 countries and reinforce its lineup.
For anime producers, creators, it will enable them to get more chance to make their works reach to more anime fans living outside Japan through Netflix's global platform streaming.
And for Netflix members, it will lead them to watch and enjoy high quality anime works from Japan without getting the language/cultural barrier.
Therefore, the alliance will let members, creators who engage in prodcing anime, and anime production, have "win-win-win" relationship on Netflix.
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, the president and CEO of Production I.G, commented as follows:
"It is really grateful for creators engaging in anime that high quality contents from Japan will reach to people watching Netflix all over the world and enjoy them. I will exert myself to produce contents that will entertain people regardless of the language."
Masahiko Minami, the president of Bones, commented as follows:
"I feel this alliance that enables us to stream works to watchers all over the world has great meaning to my company's creators. Working with Netflix, I want to produce good works that will make an impression on many people, regardless of nationality and age, and keep on entertaining people for many years."
Robert Roy, the vice president of Netflix, commented as follows:
"Japan's anime has got high reputation about its unique visual impact and the depth of story from fans from all over the world.
This time, I am really glad that making an alliance with I.G. and Bones lets us be involved in from the produce of anime works to stream them.
It would be grateful if Netflix can contribute to the development of Japan's anime culture, besides it, global streaming beyond countries and languages."