Things are getting interesting under that iconic red banner today!
Earlier today, Netflix announced that they’re entering a comprehensive business alliance with Bones and Production I.G.
On the Production I.G. end, the partnership includes parent company IG Port, Production I.G., and sister studio Wit Studio.
Through the agreement, Netflix will co-produce anime content from the studios, which they will distribute via their digital platform in 190 countries. According to the report, Netflix aims to bolster its animation lineup with “high-quality animated works from Japan.” The alliance is describing the deal as a “win-win-win” for all parties involved, including creators and anime production as a whole, along with Netflix, Production I.G., and Bones.
Production I.G. president Mitsuhisa Ishikawa commented on the news, stating:
We are delighted to deliver high-quality content from Japan to fans around the world on Netflix. I will continue to endeavor to produce content that can be enjoyed regardless of language.
Bones president Masahiko Minami also commented on the reveal:
I feel that this collaboration, which brings our work to viewers all of the world, has great significance for our creators. Now, with Netflix, I feel that we can produce quality works that people can watch forever, regardless of their nationality or age.
Netflix is working with Production I.G. to produce B: The Beginning, which debuts worldwide on March 2.