Disney+ Enters the Anime Market with Four Projects

Streaming service Disney+ announced that following the success of the Star Wars: Visions short film series, it has invested in four more anime projects to be released on the platform over the next year. We summarize the most important details.

Disney+ Four New Anime Announced

The first new project is an anime adaptation of the mobile game »Twisted Wonderland«, which was released by Disney and Aniplex in March 2020 and revolves around villains inspired by Disney films. The main character enters another world through a magical mirror, attends the prestigious magic school »Night Ravens College« and has to find a way to return home. Details of the adaptation are still pending.

With Yojohan Time Machine Blues (working title), a sequel to The Tatami Galaxy is also in the works. The production is the responsibility of studio Science SARU, directed by Shingo Natsume (Sonny Boy). In addition, Disney+ has secured the license for the upcoming series Black Rock Shooter: Dawn Fall and Summer Time Rendering.

“Disney is combining the company’s global resources with the best writers from the Asia-Pacific region to create and produce original stories for Disney+,”said Luke Kang, president of Disney Asia Pacific.

“With the proliferation of over-the-top services, the advent of world-class content from the APAC space, and increasing consumer demands, we believe this is the right time for us to deepen our collaboration with the region’s best content creators to deliver unparalleled stories to global audiences.”

Jessica Kam-Engle, Disney’s APAC Head of Content & Development, added: “Our strategy is focused on working with the best local writers in the region, leverging our brand strength and commitment to creative excellence.”

In addition to the four anime titles unveiled, Disney+ is planning more than 50 more original productions from the Asia-Pacific region, including live-action series of various genres, vaudeville and documentaries to launch on the platform by 2023.

Visual of Twisted Wonderland

Visual of Twisted Wonderland

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