By: Sarah HuttererA new report has exposed a new form of the controversy over the Netflix series “Shibori” and its new “dy-de-wet” clothing style.
As a result, Netflix has decided to change the show’s logo to a red dot and the color of its clothing to be darker, while also making it clearer that it is using “dirt” dye rather than a synthetic fiber.
In an exclusive interview with CNN’s “New Day,” Netflix executive producer and VP of original content David Wells said that the company has taken the decision to remove the “dishonor” associated with the series’ name, “Shiai Shibori,” which translates to “The Devil’s Shiba,” which is a reference to a Japanese demon.
The new “shiboris” look, he said, is intended to address viewers’ concern over the show having the same name as its clothing.
“We’re saying this in a way that makes it clear that there is a difference between this series and this clothing,” Wells told CNN.
“This is a series that is about people living with mental illness and this is a show about living with disabilities and this should be about people who live with disabilities.”
In the first season of the show, “shiba” characters were used as the primary means of introducing viewers to Shiba Hirofumi, the protagonist of the series, a mentally ill Japanese boy with special needs who was bullied and teased for his condition.
While Shiba was the main protagonist in the first two seasons of the original “Shiba” series, he was replaced in the third season with a character called Shiboriri, who is portrayed as a younger, more socially and economically advantaged version of Shiba.
Netflix is now moving away from the “shibi” name that was used in the original series and is opting for a more “diseased” and “dyed” look for its clothing, Wells said.
Shiboriris” are lighter and have more color in the dye used to dye them, he explained.
They also look less like “shibe,” the traditional Japanese clothing worn by some Japanese families, and more like “mushi,” the clothing of shibis in the West.”
The fact that we’re not saying shiborigis, but more ‘dyed shiboruis’ makes it so much easier for people to understand,” he said.
In a statement, Netflix said that while the series has a “family connection” to Shiboru, the “show” does not contain the same “family values” as the original.”
In addition to the “Shibi” logo, Netflix is also removing the “wishbone” that stands for the Shiba character, the symbol that stands in for the character’s heart.”
While the show has a family connection, we do not intend to imply or promote that family values are superior to the values of Shibi.”
In addition to the “Shibi” logo, Netflix is also removing the “wishbone” that stands for the Shiba character, the symbol that stands in for the character’s heart.
The “Shiibori-like” clothing is also being made darker and more “dy” so that viewers can see the stitching of the fabric and can “feel the fabric,” Wells said, while keeping the design of the clothing as consistent as possible.
He added that while it is not yet clear what will happen to Shibi Hirofuma after the series is over, he plans to make Shiborie more prominent in the show.
“In Shiboro we’re saying ‘this is the character we want to make famous,’ so we want this to be a real story that’s about Shibi,” he told CNN’s Erin Burnett.
“We want Shibi to be like ‘this character was just like me and that character was like me, but I was more successful than that character.'”
While Netflix has not yet said when it will show “Shibanari,” the character that is being portrayed as Shiba in the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” animated series, the company is working on a trailer to air during the first week of March.
The trailer is slated to feature Shibanari and her family, who are also members of the “Senshi” school, a family-friendly school for children with special educational needs.
“I think the kids are going to like this and I think it will be a good message,” Wells added.