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Netflix Appears To Be Getting A ‘Diablo’ Anime And Possibly An ‘Overwatch’ Cartoon

This information comes from the LinkedIn profile of none other than co-president of Activision Blizzard Studios, Nick van Dyk. He previously served as producer on the Netflix Skylanders Academy series, and it appears there may be more in store. – Paul Tassi, Forbes » https://ift.tt/2SYIvl6

Netflix To Add 21 Animated Films From Japan’s Legendary Studio Ghibli

Netflix will be adding 21 feature films from famed Japanese art house Studio Ghibli beginning February 1. Among the titles that will be available outside the U.S., Canada and Japan are My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Arrietty, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea and When Marnie Was There. The deal was made with Studio Ghibli’s distribution partner Wild Bunch International, as part of Netflix’s efforts to grow its animated library. – Nancy Tartaglione, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RNMy3s [photo: Netflix]

Four Major Manga Publishers File Lawsuit Against Piracy Sites in New York

According to the reports, the publishers Shueisha (Shonen Jump), Kodansha (Shonen Magazine), Shogakkan (Shonen Sunday), and Kadokawa (Shonen Ace) have teamed up to tackle several scanlation websites in the U.S. The lawsuit, which was filed in New York, was jointly filed against four different websites. Each one is being described as a “successor” site to Manga Mura, a famous piracy site which was closed some time ago. – Megan Peters, Comicbook.com » https://ift.tt/2kDpHuI [photo:Flickr/Orin Zebest]

Kevin Smith Unveils Plans For ‘Masters Of The Universe: Revelation’ Anime Series At Netflix

The series will be produced by Mattel Television with Rob David, VP of Mattel TV and author of He-Man: the Eternity War, serving as an executive producer on the series. They have also assembled a team of impressive writers that will include Eric Carrasco (Supergirl), Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen), Diya Mishra (Magic the Gathering) and Marc Bernardin (Alphas). Animation for the series is being done by Powerhouse Animation (Castlevania). – Dino-Ray Ramos, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RBSDQb

How Netflix and Other Streaming Services Are Doubling Down on Anime

The reach of anime goes way beyond Japan and the U.S. Google Trends shows that anime is searched most in Japan, followed by the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, El Salvador, and Peru at two through five. The site OtakuPlayPh.com, a resource for Filipino otaku (the Japanese word for geek), lists over 70 anime or cosplay conventions in 2019 in the Philippines alone. And Saudi Arabia has held a few anime conventions since 2017, despite protestations by religious Saudis. – Maxwell Williams, Variety » https://ift.tt/2Y8Rwxw

John Cho and Three More Actors Cast in Netflix’s ‘Cowboy Bebop’

Netflix’s live-action adaptation of the Cowboy Bebop anime has just dropped its first big casting reveal: Harold and Kumar star John Cho is playing series lead, the bounty hunter (and cool guy) known as Spike; Luke Cage star Mustafa Shakir is playing Jet Black, Spike’s partner and captain of the Bebop ship; and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom star Daniella Pineda will play Faye Valentine, a bounty hunter with cryo-freeze amnesia who forms of tenuous partnership with Spike and Jet Black. – Kofi Outlaw, ComicBook.com » https://ift.tt/2UnS6F5
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