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Netflix unveils 5 new Japanese anime series

Netflix announced its plan to produce five new original anime series on Tuesday.
Netflix unveils 5 new Japanese anime series

Netflix announced its plan to produce five new original me series on Tuesday.

The streamer will be adding to a slate of 11 original me projects that were already in the works, as per The Hollywood Reporter.

These five new me projects will be titled as 'Rilakkuma's Theme Park Adventure', 'Thermae Romae Novae', 'High-Rise Invasion', 'Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan' and 'The Way of the Househusband'.

The new projects were teased during a live-streamed fan event called the Netflix me Festival 2020. According to Netflix, Japanese me has become one of the company's most bankable content categories and the company explained the same during the announcement.

Further, Netflix said over the past year more than 100 million households around the world chose to watch at least one me title on the service, representing growth of 50 per cent year-over-year. me titles also appeared in Netflix's top 10 list in nearly 100 countries in 2020 so far, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"In just four short years since launching our creative team in Tokyo, Netflix has expanded the reach and overall audience of me -- a category conventionally seen as niche," said Taiki Sakurai, Netflix's chief producer of me. "We are excited now more than ever to challenge ourselves to expand our aspirational me programming for fans around the world."

( With inputs from ANI )

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