Anime fans – you have some new content to look forward to! Netflix and Studio Colorido just inked a studio deal and will be working together to put out more feature-length anime storytelling on the streaming service.
This collaboration comes after the successful release of A Whisker Away. The movie was released in June 2020 and saw a peculiar girl named Miyo take the help of a mysterious mask and transforms into a cat to get closer to her crush Kento.
After A Whisker Away, Netflix and Studio Colorido has planned three more feature films starting with Drifting Home, premiering on 16 September 2021. One of the other two films will be directed by A Whisker Away‘s Tomotaka Shibayama too and is slated to launch sometime in 2024.
Over the past couple of years, the streaming service has been trying to be the home of anime series and films for global fans outside of Japan and after revealing that more than half of its global audience have become viewers of anime, it seems like Netflix is on the right track.
“Studio Colorido has some of Japan’s finest animation creators who have been producing best-in-class original animated features over the last 10 years. At Netflix, we place a premium on authentic material for our core fans as well as to draw in new viewers. This partnership extends our growing film slate in Japan, and also adds to our collection of more “lean-back” and family-friendly stories,” said Netflix’s Director of Japan Content, Yuji Yamano, in the announcement.
However, this may just be one of the last few animation projects that Netflix is rolling out. The streaming service has been experiencing major shifts including a loss in subscribers, cancellation of animation projects and is planning to crack down on password sharing.