There are tons and tons of animated content ready to be binged on Netflix today. The online streaming giants have repeatably upheld their mantra of having something for everyone by spending big bucks to acquire and produce their own animated shows/films to go along with their live-action collection. Anime, in particular, is surprisingly well supported with many shows/films that were initially slated for the Japanese audience only, was brought over the Pacific for western eyes thanks to Netflix. Now, the CG animated adaptation of the first Pokemon movie Mewtwo Strikes Back, is the next added to the list.
Yesterday, Netflix confirmed that they will indeed be bringing the film to the streaming service on February 27. To celebrate a first trailer of the North American version was also release which seem to confirm that the regular voice cast will be reprising their roles.
We first wrote about the film back in August when it made its Japanese debut. It wasn't well-received by both critics and the general audience, and, thus, my anticipation for its western release is lukewarm at best. However, this may be the start of a brand new wave of Japanese CG animated films making there way over and now have me waiting in earnest for a Lupin the Third movie/Netflix announcement.
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