Netflix has announced plans to add thirty new anime series and movies throughout 2018, expanding their already impressive anime catalogue reports Inverse.
Speaking with the Japan Times, Netflix’s director of anime Taito Okiura has revealed that a good portion of the $8 billion the company is spending on original content in 2018 is reserved for anime.
A whole slew of shows were announced back in August last year with the likes of their “Castlevania” series,” “Neo Yokio,” “Fate/Apocrypha” and more recently “Devilman Crybaby” scoring good reaction. Netflix also reacquired the rights to the “Fullmetal Alchemist” anime series this year.
Netflix doesn’t have the largest catalogue of anime available in the U.S., Crunchyroll still holds the crown, but Netflix Japan’s content library is the largest in the world. Reportedly only 10% of the people who watch anime on Netflix live in Japan.