Nippon TV, Japan’s leading multi-platform entertainment powerhouse, has partnered once again with Netflix and licensed 13 of its most popular anime titles to stream non-exclusively around the world.
The company has previously announced deals with Netflix for its kids’-first-errands reality series Old Enough!, streaming globally on Netflix in 190 countries, as well as 30 of Nippon TV’s biggest drama series and entertainment shows airing on Netflix in its Asian countries.
The first titles to start streaming on 1 September on Netflix are the ever-popular HUNTER X HUNTER’s first 38 episodes (148 x 30′ total), slated to stream in 104 countries including Spain, Italy, Finland, Turkey, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates during the licensed period. Also streaming on 1 September are the Ouran High School Host Club (26 x 30′) in 190 countries and Claymore (26 x 30′) in 136 countries.
The remaining 10 titles listed in the order in which Netflix will be streaming, are: DEATH NOTE (37 x 30′), DEATH NOTE: Relight 1 (130′) and DEATH NOTE: Relight 2 (120′) in 14 countries; From Me to You season one (25 x 30′) and season two (13 x 30′); BERSERK (25 x 30′); Parasyte -the maxim- (24 x 30′); NANA (47 x 30′); Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! (76 x 30′); and MONSTER (74 x 30′).
“Given the tremendous success of Old Enough! around the world, coupled with our drama series and entertainment shows streaming to large audiences in Asia, we are truly honoured to be announcing this new deal with Netflix for some of our most beloved anime series in our catalog,” said Nippon TV anime sales and licensing, international business development division Akane Inoue.
“For many years, anime has been a driving force at Nippon TV where we have been producing hit anime titles such as HUNTER X HUNTER, DEATH NOTE and many more. With anime continuing to surge in popularity around the world, the timing could not be better for this exciting partnership with Netflix. I have no doubt anime fans will be talking about these titles the world over,” Inoue added.