After having reached distribution agreements with Netflix for reality, drama and entertainment series, the Japanese network Nippon TV expands its relationship with the streaming platform, licensing thirteen of its most popular anime titles to the platform in a non-exclusive deal.
Some series will have greater reach than others, especially HUNTER x HUNTERwhose first 38 episodes will be incorporated into Netflix in 104 countries, including Spain, Italy, Finland, Turkey, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, on September 1. The same day, Ouran Koukou Host Club (Ouran High School Host Club) will be available in 190 countries, and Claymore in 136 countries. The new partnership adds to previous deals for the reality series Nippon TV, Old Enough!as well as 30 of its top drama series and entertainment shows airing on Netflix in its Asian markets.
With HUNTER x HUNTER, Ouran Koukou Host Club Y Claymorethe other titles included in the new agreement are death note, Death Note: Relight 1 Y Death Note: Relight 2 (in 14 markets); Kimi Ni Todoke (From Me to You), Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season, Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu (Parasyte: The Maxim), lullaby, Hajime No Ippo: The Fighting! Y Monster. Lately, Netflix has been very aggressive in its push for anime. The company’s anime director, Kohei Obarapreviously stated that half of its subscribers globally watched anime on the service in 2021.
akane inoueHead of Anime Sales and Licensing, International Business Development of Nippon TVsaid about this announcement: «Given the tremendous success of Old Enough! around the world, along with our drama series and entertainment shows streaming to huge audiences in Asia, we are truly honored to announce this new deal with Netflix for some of our most beloved anime series in our catalogue. For many years, anime has been a driving force at Nippon TV, where we have produced successful anime titles such as HUNTER x HUNTER, Death Note, and many more. As anime continues to grow in popularity around the world, the timing couldn’t be better for this exciting partnership with Netflix. I have no doubt that anime fans will be talking about these titles all over the world.».
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