Netflix has finalized a new large-scale streaming deal with the Japanese television broadcasting company Nippon TV, which includes several big anime titles such as Hunter x Hunter and Berserk. The deal includes the license of a total of 13 shows, which will be available to stream non-exclusively around the world.
The 13 Nippon TV anime titles coming to Netflix include Hunter X Hunter, Ouran High School Host Club, Claymore, Death Note, Death Note: Relight 1, And Death Note: Relight 2, as well as From Me to You, From Me to You 2nd Season, Berserk, Parasyte -the maxim-, Nana; Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! and Monster.
Hunter x Hunter will begin streaming on Netflix on September 1 across 104 countries globally. Ouran High School Host Club (190 countries) and Claymore (136 countries) will begin streaming on the same day.
The new licensing partnership builds on previous deals for Nippon TV reality series Old Enough!, as well as 30 of their biggest drama series and entertainment shows which air on Netflix in Asian markets.
“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 honored to be announcing this new deal with Netflix for some of our most beloved anime series in our catalogue,” commented 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.”Statement from Akane Inoue, Anime Sales and Licensing, International Business Development, Nippon TV
Netflix has been ramping up its exclusive streaming and licensing deals in the past few months. Some of their collaborations were with animation studios, such as CLAMP and WIT Studio, as well as MAPPA, NAZ, Science SARU, and Studio Mir. In April this year, Netflix signed a deal with Studio Colorido to co-produce three anime films, including an upcoming film from Tomotaka Shibayama, the director of A Whisker Away.
Source: Nippon TV Press Release
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