Disney + may be a relatively new streaming platform, but with Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and 20th Century Fox content to choose from has already become a serious competitor to other VOD services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
And now Disney + has announced plans to enter the anime streaming market, an area currently dominated by Crunchyroll, Funimation, Netflix, and Hulu.
Disney + isn’t completely devoid of animated content right now, like the anthology series Star Wars: Visions came out in September, while western cartoons like The simpsons and family guy are also on the platform.
But, during the APAC Content Showcase on Thursday, Disney + confirmed plans to start airing new anime titles, as well as movies and TV shows from the Asia-Pacific region.
Here’s everything you need to know about the new Disney + anime titles.
What animated series are coming to Disney +?
In a press release posted on the streaming platform’s Japanese website, Disney + shared plans to release 4 new anime titles.
Following Tatami Galaxy, Tatami Time Machine Blues is one of the shows to be released on Disney +.
Hosted by Science Saru, whose founder Masaaki Yuasa led Tatami Galaxy at Studio Madhouse, the series will be directed by Shingo Natsume.
Black Rock Shooter: Dawn Fall will also be released on Disney +, alongside the adaptation of the manga Shonen Jump Daylight saving time rendering.
from disney Twisted-Wonderland will also receive the anime treatment, the stars of the mobile game have reinvented the versions of classic Disney villains designed by black butler designer Yana Toboso.
When will the animated series be released on Disney +?
While Disney + has announced a number of new and exciting titles, specific release dates for each show have yet to be given.
According to Distractify, the shows will be released on the platform in Japan in 2022, with international distribution plans yet to be confirmed.
What other Asia-Pacific content will be shown on Disney +?
The anime isn’t the only thing to be announced for the streaming platform, as a number of K-dramas, J-dramas, and movies have been revealed to be on the schedule as well.
BLACKPINK: The Movie, a documentary about the K-Pop girl group, will be released on Disney +, after its first theatrical release in August 2021.
Meanwhile, BLACKPINK member Jisoo will star in K-Drama Snowdrops alongside Jung Hae-in, while idol Kang Daniel will make his acting debut on the TV show Beginners.
Other shows and movies include TOKYO SEA ~ Running Emergency Rescue Room ~, Bumi LangitTaiwanese drama Small and mighty, and Australian documentary Wreck hunters.
Disney + also plans to release original titles moving, Susa Shinyal, and The fate of delicacy.