Netflix to premiere Ajin: A Demi-Human in 2016
Netflix and Polygon Pictures announce today that Netflix’s streaming service 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 3 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.
Based on the manga by Gamon Sakurai, AJIN: Demi–Human, published by KODANSHA Ltd., is about a young high–school student who is hit by a truck and dies only to discover that he is, in fact, 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 at the same time. AJIN: Demi–Human is the latest Anime title from Polygon Pictures to premiere exclusively on Netflix outside of Japanese broadcast with Knights of Sidonia premiering last summer to strong fanfare.
The popular manga/anime was first released in Paperback here in the states back in October of 2014.