Films like Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro are coming to Netflix on the 1st of February, 2020. Users residing in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America will be able to stream any of the classics right away.
Geographical limits were never a big issue for avid Marvel fans after the big move to Disney+. It’s unlikely that Studio Ghibli will fare any differently.
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Another bit of good news is that all the movies will have subtitles in 28 languages and will be voiced in 20 languages. Therefore, even the users who have to do some digital traveling to Italy or Norway won’t have any issues.
Netflix is trying to keep up with the fierce competition
We’re currently smack dab in the middle of an intense streaming providers’ clash to attract and retain their audiences. Netflix already tried the original content route. That resulted both in massive hits (House of Cards, Narcos, Orange Is the New Black, Stranger Things) and massive flops you’ve never even heard about.
This new move to acquire the long-coveted Studio Ghibli’s films is a surer way of providing its users with the content they actually want to see. If the tried-and-somewhat-true methods will help the streaming giant stay strong amidst its many competitors, however, remains an open question.
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