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Netflix acquires The Summit of the Gods manga

September 1, 2021

By Nik Roseveare

Netflix has acquired the global rights (excluding France, Benelux, China, Japan, Korea) to the animated feature The Summit of the Gods, based on Jiro Taniguchi’s and Baku Yumemakura’s best selling manga.

The movie
premiered earlier this year in Cannes where it was part of the festival’s 2021 Official Selection.

Netflix will release the film in select US and UK cinemas (on November 24th and November 26th respectively), before it becomes available to stream on Netflix on November 30th.

The story questions if George Mallory and his companion Andrew Irvine really were the first men to scale Mount Everest on June 8th 1924. Only the little Kodak camera they took with them might reveal the truth. In Kathmandu, 70 years later, a young Japanese reporter named Fukamachi recognises the camera in the hands of the mysterious Habu Jôji, an outcast climber believed missing for years.

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