As Netflix prepares for a bruising battle against Walt Disney and Apple for streaming subscribers, it’s playing a card that may deliver enough of an edge to fend off its competitors in Asia: Japanese anime.Although Netflix, the leading streaming provider with 158 million users, has featured animation for years, it is stepping up its anime efforts as new rivals such as Apple, Disney and WarnerMedia’s HBO Max roll out their services.All of them have identified animation as a way to lure viewers —…
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