It was announced at the Studio Trigger panel at Anime Expo on Sunday that Netflix has acquired the streaming rights to their upcoming Little Witch Academia TV series.
Netflix is a giant corporation with a lot of reach in the market, so this could be a very good thing for the future of anime in the United States.
However, many fans have expressed their concerns that Netflix has forgone the simulcast route in the past, instead opting to released the entire anime series at once when it finishes airing. This kind of move is a step back for the industry, and only encourages fans to turn back to fansubs.
Fans have also speculated that this could hinder any potential home video releases of the series.