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Netflix leases soundstages from Toho Studio

March 19, 2021

By Nik Roseveare

Netflix says it is “taking its commitment to Japanese storytelling to a new level” by leasing two of Toho Studio’s international-standard soundstages over several years.

From April 2021, Netflix will have access to both Stage 7 and Stage 10, as well as several in-studio facilities all within Toho Studio located in the central suburban Setagaya Ward in Tokyo.

Two upcoming projects, Yu Yu Hakusho and Sanctuary, will be the first to film at Toho Studio this year.

“Since opening doors in 1932, we’ve welcomed a wide variety of filmmakers, streaming projects, and commercial creators from around the world. We’re thrilled that Netflix is joining our roster of amazing talent at Toho Studio. We look forward to continue delivering inspiring entertainment to audiences around the world,” commented Mitsuru Shimada, President and CEO of Toho Studio.

Netflix plans to release over 25 original live action and anime titles from Japan this year.

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