Director of anime ingenious at Netflix Kohei Obara revealed to leisure journal Variety on Monday that “more than half” of Netflix‘s worldwide viewers watched “anime” closing yr. The amount expands to 90% for Japanese Netflix subscribers.

Netflix classifies Japanese animated titles along with a quantity of Western animated titles as “anime.” Obara acknowledged, “anime is one of the cornerstones of [Netflix‘s] investment in Japan,” together with the company plans on diversifying its selection of titles for Japan and worldwide audiences alike.

Netflix launched virtually 40 “anime” titles in 2021, which was roughly double the output of 2020. Variety reported on Monday that Netflix will launch 40 “anime” titles this yr as properly.

Source: Variety (Naman Ramachandran)