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For a while, Netflix has been investing heavily in anime to diversify the content of its platform. And among the anime that will soon be available on SVOD, there is Terminator: The Anime Series. This series had already been announced in 2021. And recently, Netflix released a teaser.
For the moment, we have few details on the content of this new series. However, on its “Tudum” magazine, Netflix gives some elements. “On August 30, 1997, everything changed. That’s the stark warning presented to us in the teaser for Terminator: The Anime Series coming to Netflix,” it reads.“In Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the highest-grossing film of 1991, it is revealed that August 30, 1997 is the date that the artificial intelligence network known as Skynet becomes aware of itself and usurps his human masters, leading to all-out war. between humanity and machines, encompassing flesh-and-blood resistance fighters and time-traveling cyborgs.”
Otherwise, we know that the series will be produced by Skydance, Japan Animation Studio Production I.G. and Mattson Tomlin.
Netflix is investing in anime
Today, anime is among Netflix's most popular content in Japan, where it plans to increase its number of subscribers. According to Variety, a manager explained, in 2022, that this type of content is watched by 90% of Netflix users in Japan. Furthermore, Netflix anime also interests its global audience.
In March, an article from Variety cited information from Media Partners Asia (MPA) which mentions a 15% increase in Netflix's investments for its content in Asia. This increase would be particularly marked in Japan and Korea.
- Netflix announces the upcoming arrival of a “Terminator” anime in its catalog
- “ On August 30, 1997, everything changed,” explains the platform’s “Tudum” magazine, which gives an idea of the content of this series
- The series is produced by Skydance, Japan Animation Studio Production I.G. and Mattson Tomlin .
- Anime has become very important for Netflix, which relies on this category to ensure its international expansion, particularly in Japan
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