Netflix has very successfully broken into the world of TV dramas (House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black), and comedies (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Master of None). Now, the streaming service is moving into anime.
Glitter Force is Netflix's upcoming English-version of Japan's Pretty Cure that originally debuted in 2012. According to Variety, Glitter Force is "set in the magical kingdom of Jubiland, whcih is invaded by an evil emperor and his band of fairytale villains." An adorable sheep pixie (that totally looks like a Digimon) recruits five preteens to form a magical task force that looks like a modern-day update to Sailor Moon and her scout friends.
We got the first look at the show via a clip of a new theme song sung by girl group Blush. According to a press release, the group recorded other songs that will be featured in music videos throughout the series.
Netflix has reportedly acquired a 20-episode run. The show currently has 48 episodes recorded in its original Japanese form.
Glitter Force premieres on December 18. Is this the dawn of a new anime obsession coming to America?