Netflix’s Pacific Rim: The Black Shows How Anime Spinoffs Can Boost Franchises

Demand for the anime series based on popular sci-fi movies is actually the highest outside of the US

Netflix’s “Pacific Rim: The Black” is a great example of how Western companies can use anime to help expand the reach of their biggest franchises.

Over the past 30 days, some of Netflix’s most requested original anime series have been sequels and spin-offs from incredibly requested live-action originals. “Pacific Rim: The Black,” a spin-off from the sci-fi movie franchise, was the second most requested Netflix original anime series on the platform, just behind the megahit “Arcane,” according to data from Parrot Analytics, which takes into account consumer research, streaming, downloads and social media, among other consumer engagement.


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