Netflix is preparing to release its new, 12-part original anime series Perfect Bones. It's not the streaming service's first original anime, but it's the first time the company is launching a whole series in 190 countries simultaneously. Netflix's first "original" title, Knights of Sidonia, can be more appropriately described as an exclusive, since it already aired in Japan before it arrived on the platform. This one will completely bypass Japanese TV.
Netflix VP Erik Barmack said in a statement:
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.
Perfect Bones is directed by Kazuto Nakazawa (who also did Kill Bill 1's animated sequence) for Production I.G. That's the famed anime studio behind several popular titles, including Attack on Titan and Psycho Pass, as well as sci-fi classic Ghost in the Shell. In the world of Perfect Bones, geneticists are on a quest to create the "perfect human" to maintain universal peace. Unfortunately, their research subjects are kidnapped by an evil organization that plan to use them to achieve a "new world order." Netflix didn't say when the series will be available, so keep a close eye on the app or website to catch it as soon it's up.