Warner Bros. wants to make more than ten animes a year

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In statements to VarietyJames Gibbons, the president of Warner Bros. Discovery for Asia-Pacific, revealed that the company intends to start producing more than 10 anime per year.

We have a Japanese anime studio, which has been producing five or ten anime series a year for the last few years. We approved the expansion to take this to more than ten series per year.

The studio has been in operation since 2011 and has delivered more than 80 titles in that time, a mix of high-quality anime, live-action series and films. These projects are JoJo’s Bizarre Adventurethe series Record of Ragnarok and the anime film Batman Ninja.

A Warner Bros. thus realized the full potential of anime and wants to capitalize on its production.

We sell (anime) to third parties. This has been one of the metrics. And they are performing very well.

And so, because we see the appeal of the category, we are expanding it. Anime is one of the best ways to reach the 18-30 demographic, which is incredibly elusive. Globally, although not in all markets, but certainly in the US, parts of Europe and Latin America, we have a strong anime audience.

A Warner Bros. It also wants to transform its franchises into Anime.

There are Japanese anime that come from original IP. But there are also anime that come from other places. And we looked at our DC universe and said, ‘Can we take these characters and reinvent them in the anime world?’, which is not simple because you have to do it the right way. You have to work with the right studios to make this happen and to build your fan base.

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