Netflix is increasing its worldwide library with extra Japanese works, together with these created by famend director Hirokazu Kore-eda, who has been signed on to direct a Netflix collection and film. These initiatives would be the first-ever Netflix works from Kore-eda.
The favored streaming firm held a two-day occasion in Tokyo the place it introduced its plans so as to add 50 titles of Japanese media to its current streaming library, which at the moment accommodates 90 Japanese options. In an article by The Hollywood Reporter, Kaata Sakamoto, Netflix’s Vice President of Content material in Japan, made the next assertion about Netflix’s growth in progress:
Our subsequent massive wager is increasing characteristic movies…Japan is house to extraordinary expertise who form the cinematic historical past of the world. With creators as various as those we work with right now, we’re excited to play a task within the historical past of nice native expertise discovering their voices and delivering them to audiences in every single place.
Kore-eda acknowledged that his works for Netflix will likely be fairly completely different from his previous motion pictures and that the movie challenge can have a “a lot bigger scale.” Not many particulars have been supplied for his upcoming Netflix collection, both, since each initiatives are nonetheless in improvement. Nevertheless, we do know that Kore-eda will direct many episodes and function showrunner.
The director’s earlier works embody Shoplifters, which was nominated for an Oscar in 2018 and received a Palme d’Or award. Kore-eda is not any stranger to Hollywood productions both, having launched his first non-Japanese movie, The Fact, in 2019. The movie stars Ethan Hawke (The Black Cellphone) and Juliette Binoche (Hearth). He’s additionally engaged on his first Korean movie, Child, Dealer, Boxer, which is able to star actor Tune Kang-ho (Parasite).
Netflix has already introduced its lineup of Japanese titles. Amongst these embody season 2 of Alice in Borderland, First Love, Yu Yu Hakusho, Queen of Villains, Love is Blind, and extra. Listed here are the live-action titles, by launch date.
Love is Blind: Japan (unscripted collection, February 2022)Final One Standing (unscripted collection, March 2022)Love Like The Falling Petals (movie; March 23, 2022)Toma Ikuta (documentary, Spring 2022)Alice in Borderland Season 2 (collection, 2022)First Love (collection, 2022)Yu Yu Hakusho (collection, 2023)As soon as Upon a Crime (movie, undated)Gundam (movie, undated)
A lot of new anime initiatives are deliberate for the streaming service as nicely, with The Seven Lethal Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh, Kakeguri Twin, Tiger & Bunny 2, The Orbital Kids, and extra installments for the extremely standard Detective Conan collection, being teased through the two-day promotional occasion. Here is the complete listing of latest anime titles.
JoJo’s Weird Journey Stone Ocean (premiere date December 1, 2021)Aggretsuko Season 4 (December 16, 2021)The Orbital Kids (January 28, 2022)Tiger & Bunny 2 (April 2022) Kakegurui Twin (August 2022)The Seven Lethal Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh (2022)Kotaro Lives Alone (2022)Vampire within the Backyard (2022)Ultraman Season 2 (2022)Rilakkuma’s Theme Park Journey (2022)Detective Conan: The Perpetrator Hanazawa and Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time (undated)
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