Netflix has struck deals with six Japanese creators, including manga superstars CLAMP, to develop new original anime, the streaming service announced.  In addition to new streaming content, the company also plans to explore publishing and consumer products around the new properties as ways for members to engage with the new shows off-screen.

The six creators are:

  • CLAMP (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Shin Kibayashi (The Kindaichi Case Files)
  • Yasuo Ohtagaki (Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt)
  • Otsuichi (Goth)
  • Tow Ubukata (Mardock Scramble)
  • Mari Yamazaki (Thermae Romae)

The new development deals follow partnerships Netflix entered last year with Production I.G., bones, anima, David Production, and Sublimation to develop new shows.

"These partnerships are part of our broader investment strategy to support Japanese anime - giving creators the ability to tell bold, innovative stories and giving them access to fans all around the world, because storytelling is boundless in the world of anime," Netflix Chief Producer, Anime Taiki Sakurai said of the new deals.

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