Original anime series set to debut with global Netflix release

Netflix announced a new original anime series, Perfect Bones, that will debut on the service. Though not the first anime on Netflix, what’s most notable is that the entire 12-episode series will debut simultaneously in 190 countries around the globe as opposed to just one or several markets. There is, as of now, no official release date.

Production I.G., most known for the Ghost in the Shell franchise and the animated sequence in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill: Vol. 1 is leading the production effort of the series.

"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 at Netflix.

Directed by Kazuto Nakazawa, Perfect Bones is set in the future where peace is predicated on scientists creating the "perfect human.” The goal is nearly attained as the scientists send their "new humans" for further training but are kidnapped by an evil organization set on using their powers to foster their own new world order.

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