Netflix now has its own original anime series, except not really. Knights of Sidonia, a Japanese 12-episode science fiction animated series, began streaming exclusively on the service on July 4. Knights of Sidonia, unlike House of Cards or Orange is the New Black, isn’t really a Netflix original. Netflix obtained the exclusive distribution rights here in the United States. That doesn’t make it original.
I canceled my Netflix account some time ago, but plan on activating it again when the fourth and final season of The Killing debuts on Netflix August 1. I did the same thing for the second season of House of Cards. I finished the second season and then checked out the other Netflix streaming content. When I realized it was the same old stuff they had before, most of it available on Amazon Prime Instant Video for free with the Prime Membership, I canceled Netflix again.
I don’t remember Netflix having good anime available for streaming. I guess it’s good that they’re investing in Knights of Sidonia, which by all accounts, seems to be a good series. I haven’t read any hateful, negative reviews for it.
Here’s a trailer for Knights of Sidonia: