Netflix Adding 30 New Anime in 2018

TVOvermind | 3/9/2018 | Brian Hadsell
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It sounds bizarre when directed at the undisputed king of TV and movie streaming, but Netflix is in trouble. Facing heavy competition from a slew of new and existing streaming services and a streaming market whose customer base has stagnated for years, they need to grow and innovate in order to not just stay on top, but stay relevant in the shifting landscape of content streaming.

The thing is, though, that they really aren’t. At least, they aren’t in all the ways that they should. Nobody is doubting Netflix’s commitment to original and first-run content. Series like House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black, Stranger Things, Jessica Jones and Castlevania are all must-see TV. Movies like Death Note, Full Metal Alchemist, Hush and The Cloverfield Paradox, though less well received than their long-form compatriots, are no-less hyped up by everybody with a subscription to the platform.

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In short, Netflix has red in their ledger. Win some, lose some: doesn’t matter. Even if they’ve cultivated an exceptional library of content, they need substantially more to watch if they expect subscribers to keep paying them for their services every month, especially when other services are offering it just that (along with equally must-see original programming like The Man in the High Castle, The Handmaiden’s Tale and Re:Creators).

Netflix apparently has heard this message loud and clear and is ready to recommit to offering more content than the dwindling offerings that they have been as of late. In an interview with Japan Times, Netflix’s director of anime, Taito Okiura, promised that the streaming service...
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