It's likely part of the company's efforts to appeal to audiences in Asia and international markets.
Netflix has announced at Tokyo’s AnimeJapan 2021 Expo that it’s launching around 40 anime shows and movies within the year, which is double the number of titles it released in 2020.
During the virtual stage event, Netflix announced the upcoming worldwide release of Record of Ragnarok (premiering June 2021), an anime adaptation of the hugely successful manga of the same name. The story about the epic fight for the fate of humanity will join an ever-expanding slate of anime, including previously announced titles like the comedic, slice-of-life series The Way of the Househusband (premiering April 8, 2021) or the popular RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness (premiering later this year).
Netflix also gave fans and press a new glimpse at upcoming projects Yasuke (premiering April 29, 2021) and Eden (premiering May 27, 2021), revealing a new trailer and the launch date for EDEN as well as a special artwork by Yasuke’s character designer Takeshi Koike. Both projects are brand new stories brought to life by a wealth of international creators, further strengthening Netflix’s ambitions to diversify their lineup of original anime by working with top creators from both in-and outside of Japan.