For several years now, Netflix seems to want to get closer to fans of Japanese animation. The streaming platform is determined to become a serious competitor of specialized platforms like Wakanim or ADN. So it’s no surprise, but it is with immense pleasure that Netflix has just unveiled its colorful trailer for its first original Japanese anime. With a touching and futuristic storyline that challenges our society today and a partnership with a Japanese animation studio, Netflix is embarking on a whole new adventure.
The very first original Japanese anime made for Netflix
This dramatic anime, as Netflix so aptly puts it, features Sara, a human discovered by two robots in a futuristic era that takes place several thousand years after our era, when humans should not normally exist. The two agricultural robots that Sara discovers living in a town called “Eden 3” during a routine mission.
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Sara’s discovery will call into question everything robots have learned – that humans are just an ancient and forbidden myth and that they can be dangerous. The four-part series premieres in 2021 and was created by Justin Leach (known for Ghost in the Shell 2) and directed by Yasuhiro Irie (Fullmetal Alchemist). Recommended for ages 13 and up, this very first Japanese anime is sure to be thrilling, as you can find out in the trailer below. Besides, why do we say it’s a Japanese anime? Well, because Eden is the very first original anime title exclusive to Netflix, but you also have to know that this series is mainly based on a pitch from Qubic Pictures, an animation studio. Japanese. According to the Qubic website:
Working closely with the creative team at Netflix, Qubic handled all aspects of the production and assembled an international group of stars from the anime industry to contribute to the project. The fact that this series was created in Japan by Japanese developers (mainly) in Japanese therefore makes it Japanese, and the fact that it is commissioned and owned by Netflix for distribution on Netflix makes it an “Netflix” -Original ” .
Netflix continues to enter the great arena of international production and tries out the original Japanese anime for Eden, the trailer of which is available now:
This willingness to work with a Japanese studio to create new original content could allow Netflix to increase the number of subscribers in Japan, which currently stands at 5 million (based on 193 million subscribers worldwide). according to data from ABC News. Given that 73% of American households think they can watch Netflix, it makes sense that the platform wants to attract subscribers in other countries around the world. Have you been convinced by this first trailer? On our side, we admit that we really want to know if Sara is really alone in Eden 3 …