Netflix hopes that anime will soon become an even bigger genre than it already is worldwide.
The streaming giant’s director of anime, Taito Okiura is overseeing a surge in anime acquisition and production.
As a producer, Okiura is best-known for his work on “Afro Samurai,” and for founding David Production.
Before Fuji TV bought it, the company oversaw titles such as “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure,” “Tiger & Bunny,” and dozens more.
When it comes to anime, Netflix is scouting vetted talent who have the skills to create in-house series.
Netflix is also looking towards in-house productions to enhance its position in the industry.
It has already released two major anime co-productions, giving “Godzilla” and “Devilman” their own series.
Netflix’s interest in anime is also driving interest elsewhere, with Amazon and others getting into the anime game.
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