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Nippon TV and Netflix finalize first large-scale anime deal


13 of the company’s popular anime titles will be streamed in numerous countries around the world

In September 2022, HUNTER X HUNTER and two other major titles will be streamed in over 100 countries and territories.

TOKYO, JAPAN – August 29, 2022 – Having previously announced two prior deals with Netflix (“Old Enough!” streaming globally on Netflix in 190 countries; 30 of the company’s biggest drama series and entertainment shows airing on Netflix in its Asian countries), Nippon TV, Japan’s leading multiplatform entertainment powerhouse, has partnered once again with Netflix, the world’s leading streaming service, and licensed 13 of its most popular anime titles to stream non-exclusively around the world.

The first titles to start streaming on September 1st on Netflix are the ever-popular HUNTER X HUNTER’s first 38 episodes, 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 September1st are the beloved Ouran High School Host Club in 190 countries, and Claymore in 136 countries.

The 13 titles, listed in the order in which Netflix will be streaming, are:
HUNTER X HUNTER (148 eps. x 30 mins), Ouran High School Host Club (26 eps. x 30 mins), Claymore (26 eps. x 30 mins), DEATH NOTE (37 eps. x 30 min.), DEATH NOTE: Relight 1 (130 min.), and DEATH NOTE: Relight 2 (120 min.) in 14 countries, From Me to You (25 eps. x 30 min.) From Me to You 2nd Season (13 eps. x 30 min.); BERSERK (25 eps. x 30 min.); Parasyte -the maxim- (24 eps. x 30 min.); NANA (47 eps. x 30 min.); Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! (76 eps. x 30 min.); and MONSTER (74 eps. x 30 min.).

Akane Inoue, Anime Sales and licensing, International Business Development, Nippon TV said:
“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.”

Please find here a link to Nippon TV’s entire animation catalogue:

Nippon TV is Japan's leading multiplatform entertainment powerhouse and ratings champion broadcaster as well as owner of streaming giant Hulu Japan. The nation's finest producer of all genres of content has been producing animation programs since the 1950s and attracts anime fans with legendary series such as Lupin The 3rd, ANPANMAN, MONSTER, DEATH NOTE, Ouran High School Host Club, CLAYMORE, HUNTER X HUNTER, Chihayafuru Series, Parasyte -the maxim-, Death Parade, and more that are instantly distributed in almost 200 countries and territories at the same time as its release in Japan. Nippon TV strategically owns two major animation production companies, MADHOUSE Inc. and Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd., and with a long term relationship with the Academy Award-winning animation studio Studio Ghibli and the Academy Award-nominated Studio Chizu, continues to lead the Japanese content industry with globally distributed fascinating animations.

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