Netflix will premiere a new original anime series, Perfect Bones, from studio Production I.G. (Attack on Titan, Ghost in the Shell). Perfect Bones will be the first anime series to debut all episodes simultaneously in 190 countries.
Perfect Bones is directed by Kazuto Nakazawa. According to the press release, “the 12-episode series is set in the future where scientists have tried to create the ‘perfect human’ in hopes of keeping peace in the universe. After nearly achieving their goal through several children, the scientists send their ‘new humans’ for further training where they are kidnapped by an evil organization set on using their powers to implement their own concept of a new world order.”
“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 in the release. “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.”
“Among all the tv series and films Netflix offers, the titles I personally find the most amazing are Netflix originals. Production I.G is eager to present another impactful title brought through our creators’ passion and imagination. We’re very excited about Perfect Bones,” Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, President & CEO of Production I.G, said.
Netflix premiered Knights of Sidonia in 2014 as its first “original anime,” but the series had already aired in Japan, making it more of an exclusive distribution deal. Perfect Bones will be the first anime series to premiere exclusively on Netflix worldwide, without debuting on Japanese television first.