Netflix released an anime made by artificial intelligence “because there is no labor in Japan”

The only technician who operated the artificial intelligence for the Netflix anime appeared in the credits named only as ‘Human’.


Great controversy has caused the Netflix premiere of an anime made almost entirely by artificial intelligence .

The anime called ‘ Dog & Boy ‘ was made entirely by AI due to “shortage of manpower”. His post has also been criticized for failing to give proper credit to the sole human behind the project.

The anime made by AI

The idea was carried out by Netflix Japan, who excused himself from the issue, noting that it is “an experimental effort to help the anime industry, which is now experiencing a labor shortage.”

The problem is that the production company behind it is Wit Studio, developers of Ranking of Kings and Spy x Family , famous series that are distributed worldwide.

And not content with it, the credits of ‘ Dog & Boy ‘ do not give the necessary respect to the only person who operated the artificial intelligence that created this production: he appears only as ‘Human’.

The tweet drew instant criticism and outrage from commenters who felt Netflix was using AI to avoid paying human artists.

“Not something to be proud of guys,” a showrunner responded to the post.

The problem of Japanese anime

The Japanese animation industry is one of the most lucrative entertainment markets in the country, but with tight deadlines and poor working conditions, animators are having a hard time.

Multiple international media reports indicate that the salaries of the workers of these production houses are poorly paid and they are exploited for their work. Possibly this is the reason why more and more mangakas, designers and illustrators are disenchanted with this medium and prefer to work in other areas.