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Netflix Bets Big On Japanese Content And Creators With Growing Slate Across Both Anime & Live Action

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-- During the Netflix Festival Japan 2021, Netflix doubles down on creative investment in Japanese content and creators across both anime and live action --

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TOKYO, JAPAN - November 9, 2021 - Betting big on Japanese content and storytelling, Netflix today celebrated an ambitious slate of projects and collaborations with top local creators and talent at the Netflix Japan Festival 2021, proudly expanding on the slate of 90 Japanese Netflix titles already available to date.

Entertaining both audiences in Japan, which continues to be one of the most important countries for the growth of Netflix, as well as fans of Japanese culture around the world, Netflix is committed to bringing best in class stories and creators from Japan to audiences everywhere. This includes an ever growing list of renowned filmmakers like Yoshihiro Mori (We Couldn't Become Adults), Hitori Gekidan (Asakusa Kid), as well as with renowned animated film studios like Studio Colorido (A Whisker Away, Drifting Home) giving visionary talent an opportunity to share their inspiring stories with fans everywhere. In addition to the global success of Anime, Netflix is betting big on live action and animated feature films originating from Japan with an increasingly diverse slate and roster of creators joining forces. Kaata Sakamoto, Netflix, Vice President, Content, Japan said Our next big bet is expanding feature films. Japan is home to extraordinary talent who shape the cinematic history of the world. With creators as diverse as the ones we work with today, we're excited to play a role in the history of great local talent finding their voices and delivering them to audiences everywhere .Netflix sees a growing interest in Japanese content by viewers everywhere, with Japanese titles like The Seven Deadly Sins, Record of Ragnarok , Ruroni Kenshin: The Beginning and more all reaching the Top 10 in over 50 countries in addition to over 120 million households that have chosen to watch at least one anime title -- more than double the number of households in 2018.

See below for highlights and announcements: During Day 1 of the Netflix Festival Japan 2021 event, Netflix announced The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh (part1 premiering 2022), a spin-off anime film project to the hugely successful manga and anime of the same name created by Nakaba Suzuki, who will also pen the upcoming sequel. Another hit series making a return will be Kakegurui Twin (premiering August 2022), a prequel to the hit Kakeguri, that tells the story of Mary Saotome's gambling feats one year before Yumeko Jabami transferred to her school. Additional newly announced titles include TIGER & BUNNY 2 (premiering April 2022), 2 new titles from the successful Detective Conan spin-off (Coming soon) and The Orbital Children (premiering January 28, 2021). The upcoming anime will join previously announced projects like fan favorite JoJo's Bizarre Adventure STONE OCEAN, which was introduced by a special music performance by Yugo Kanno as well as voice cast guests Fairouz Ai, Mutsumi Tamura & Mariya Ise who proudly revealed the December 1 premiere date (Episodes 1-12), Super Crooks (premiering November 25) which was introduced during a special panel with voice talent superstar Kenjiro Tsuda, who was also announced to be the main cast for Thermae Romae Novae (premiering 2022) .See below for additional anime news and highlights.

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LOOK AHEAD OF EVENTS ON LIVE ACTION DAY 2 Watch the Netflix Japan Live Action Line-Up Video HERE On Day 2 the Netflix Festival Japan 2021 will continue with 6 star-studded panels for upcoming Japanese films and series as well as International titles including Hollywood blockbuster Red Notice. Netflix is set to introduce upcoming Japanese films We Couldn't Become Adults (now streaming) and the long-awaited autobiographical tale Asakusa Kid (premiering December 9), as well as additional projects set for release in 2022, including the Netflix series The Journalist (premiering January 13, 2022), Fishbowl Wives (premiering 2022), He's Expecting (premiering 2022), and First Love (premiering 2022), as well as the Netflix film Love Like the Falling Petals (premiering March 24, 2022).

NETFLIX ANIME TITLES: Newly announced projects, news and released assets:

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure STONE OCEAN - Global Premiere Date: December 1, 2021 for Episodes 1-12 Key art HERE (*please download, do not post link) Watch trailer HERE We kindly ask that you please link to www.netflix.com/JoJo in your coverage.

Florida, U.S.A, 2011 -- After an accident while on a drive with her sweetheart, Jolyne Cujoh falls into a trap and is sentenced to fifteen years at the state-run maximum-security correctional facility Green Dolphin Street Prison-AKA "the Aquarium." On the verge of despair, she receives a pendant from her father that causes a mysterious power to awaken inside of her. "There are things in this world that are more terrifying than death, and whats happening in this prison is definitely one of them." A message from a mysterious boy who appears before Jolyne, inexplicable events that occur one after another, the horrifying truth told to her by her father when he comes to visit, and the name DIO Will Jolyne ultimately be set free from this stone ocean they call a prison? The final battle to end the century-long, fateful confrontations between the Joestar family and DIO begins!

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