Netflix continues to expand its original content by partnering with Production I.G., the producers of current sensation ‘Attack On Titan’ to produce an original 12-episode anime called ‘Perfect Bones’, directed by genre veteran Kazuto Nakazawa (Tenchi Muyô! Ryô Ôki, Samurai Champloo, the animated sequences in ‘Kill Bill’).
‘Perfect Bones’ is a sci-fi thriller involving a shadowy government agency involving genetically engineered children.
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Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, today announced, together with Production I.G, a groundbreaking deal that sees the upcoming original Anime series Perfect Bones to premiere only on Netflix. This marks the first ever original Anime title to debut all episodes simultaneously in 190 countries around the world.
Directed by Kazuto Nakazawa, the 12-episode series is set in the future where scientists have tried to create the “perfect human” in hopes of keeping peace in the universe. After nearly achieving their goal through several children, the scientists send their “new humans” for further training where they are kidnapped by an evil organization set on using their powers to implement their own concept of a new world order.
“We are incredibly excited to work with Production I.G, who have worked on hit series such as Attack on Titan and Psycho-Pass, in bringing one of the most daring new Anime titles produced today to all Netflix members and Anime fans around the world,” said Erik Barmack, vice president, international originals. “In an era where the Internet knows no bounds, we are proud to deliver high quality original Anime to fans all over the world, at the exact same time, no matter where they live whether it be Japan, France, Mexico, the US, and beyond.”
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, President & CEO of Production I.G, said about the collaboration, “Among all the tv series and films Netflix offers, the titles I personally find the most amazing are Netflix originals. Production I.G is eager to present another impactful title brought through our creators’ passion and imagination. We’re very excited about Perfect Bones!”
The biggest unanswered question is, what language will Perfect Bones be produced in? English or Japanese? And if in Japanese, will it be dubbed or subbed for English-speaking regions? This seems to be the biggest sticking point among anime viewers with fans of either side fairly staunch in their preference.
Are you intrigued to see ‘Perfect Bones’? What are you hoping this series delivers?