Disney+ Anime Collection: When and What is Coming to the Streaming Service?

Disney+ may be a relatively new streaming platform, but with Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and 20th Century Fox content to choose from it has already become a strong rival to other VOD services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

And now Disney+ has announced plans to get into the anime streaming market, a field currently dominated by the likes of Crunchyroll, Funimation, Netflix and Hulu.

Disney+ is not completely devoid animated content at present, as the anthology series Star Wars: Visions was released in September, while Western cartoons like The Simpsons and Family Guy are also on the platform.

But, at the APAC Content Showcase on Thursday, Disney+ confirmed it has plans to start streaming new anime titles, as well as films and TV shows from the Asia-Pacific region.

Here is everything you need to know about Disney+'s new anime titles.

Which anime shows are coming to Disney+?

In a press release posted on the streaming platform's Japanese website, Disney+ shared their plans to release 4 new anime titles.

The sequel to Tatami Galaxy, Tatami Time Machine Blues is one of the shows that will be released on Disney+.

Animated by Science Saru, whose founder Masaaki Yuasa directed Tatami Galaxy at Madhouse studio, the series will be helmed by Shingo Natsume.

Black Rock Shooter: Dawn Fall will also be released on Disney+, alongside the adaptation of Shonen Jump manga Summer Time Rendering.

Disney's Twisted-Wonderland will also be getting the anime treatment, the mobile game stars reimagined versions of classic Disney villains designed by Black Butler creator Yana Toboso.

Twisted Wonderland promo poster
Twisted-Wonderland is a mobile game that will be adapted into an anime on Disney+, and is expected to be released in 2022. Disney

When will the anime shows be released on Disney+?

While Disney+ announced a number of new and exciting titles, specific release dates for each show have not yet been given.

According to Distractify, the shows will be released on the platform in Japan in 2022, with international distribution plans as yet unconfirmed.

What other Asia-Pacific content will be released on Disney+?

Anime is not the only thing to be announced for the streaming platform, as a number of K-dramas, J-dramas and films were also revealed to be on the line-up.

BLACKPINK: The Movie, a documentary about the K-Pop girl group, will be released on Disney+, after first coming out in theaters in August 2021.

Meanwhile, BLACKPINK member Jisoo will star in K-Drama Snowdrop alongside Jung Hae-in, while idol Kang Daniel will make his acting debut in the TV show Rookies.

Other shows and films include TOKYO MER ~ Running Emergency Lifesaving Room ~, Bumi Langit, Taiwanese drama Small & Mighty, and Australian documentary Shipwreck Hunters.

Disney+ also has plans to release original titles moving, Susa Shinyal, and Delicacy's Destiny.