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Netflix targets anime fans with ‘Ingress: The Animation’

The over-the-top (OTT) platform has been expanding its anime slate

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MUMBAI: A new animated series based on the world famous augmented reality mobile game Ingress is coming to Netflix, according to a report published by Variety. Ingress is developed by Niantic, the developer of Pokemon Go. Animation studio Crafter, Japanese TV station Fuji TV and streaming giant Netflix are collaborating for the ongoing project.

Famous computer-graphics artist Yuhei Sakuragi is directing the anime show Ingress: The Animation and Takeshi Honda is in charge of character designing. “The anime peers into the ‘Ingress’ universe and allows viewers to see a part of that universe that is uniquely expressed,” Niantic founder John Hank said as quoted by Variety.

Makoto and Sarah are the main characters in the story who are impacted by the effects of the exotic matter spreading across the earth in the Ingress story. There’s a new antagonist as well.

The over-the-top (OTT) platform has been expanding its anime slate. Earlier Netflix announced two new anime (Japanese animation) series, as well as the renewal of popular series Aggretsuko for a second season.  

“As Netflix has grown around the world we have been astounded by the broad reach and great depth of anime fandom. We are partnering with the best global creators to produce a diverse slate of shows that we hope will excite the boundless passion of anime fans and make Netflix a premier destination for this beloved art form,” Netflix Japan and Anime content director John Derderian said earlier.

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