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Netflix To Premiere Anime Series ‘Ajin: A Demi-Human’

First-of-its-kind deal to see the 13 episode anime series based on the manga by Gamon Sakurai premiere on Netflix around the world in 2016.

NEW YORK -- Netflix and Polygon Pictures together have announced the world’s leading Internet TV network will be the global home of the upcoming anime series AJIN: Demi-Human. Netflix members in Japan will be able to watch each episode of the series just three days after the original linear air date. All episodes of the series will premiere at once in regions Netflix currently operates outside of Japan in mid-2016.

The series is based on the manga by Gamon Sakurai, “AJIN: Demi-Human,” published by KODANSHA Ltd. It is about a young high school student who is hit by a truck and dies, only to discover that he is in fact a demi-human, an “Ajin.” What he finds are dozens of others who are also Ajins; all of whom are being hunted and trying to survive.

This deal marks a milestone in how anime is distributed on a global scale giving quicker and more efficient access to great anime titles to Netflix members and fans around the world. AJIN: Demi-Human is the latest anime title from Polygon Pictures to premiere exclusively on Netflix outside of Japanese following the broadcast of Knights of Sidonia, which premiered last summer to strong fanfare.

Source: Netflix

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.