Netflix is doubling down on its anime content. The streamer has long been trying to corner the anime market, ordering original anime titles from both Japanese and Korean studios as well as Western creators — to varying results. Sometimes you get a miracle of an anime like Orange’s Beastars, and other times you get the eyesores that are the CG-animated Godzilla films. But in classic Netflix fashion, the streamer is going for quantity, quantity, quantity — signing four deals with creators in both Japan and Korea.
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Toss a coin to your anime fan friends, because The Witcher is becoming an anime movie. Netflix is capitalizing on the wild success of the Henry Cavill-starring high fantasy series based on the book series by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski and the popular video game franchise it spawned, ordering a The Witcher anime film from Korean animation house Studio Mir. Netflix has had great success with Studio Mir, having worked with them for the hit animated series Voltron: Legendary Defender, but the widely regarded animation studio is probably best known for its stunning work on Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra.
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