After securing distribution deals with Netflix for reality, drama and entertainment series, Japanese company Nippon TV is expanding its relationship with the streamer, licensing the platform for 13 of its entertainment titles. most popular anime under a non-exclusive pact.
Some series will go further than others, including Hunter X Hunter the first 38 episodes of which will be added to Netflix in 104 countries including Spain, Italy, Finland, Turkey, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on September 1. That same day, Ouran High School Host Club will be available in 190 countries, and Claymore in 136 countries.
New partnership builds on previous deals for Nippon TV reality series Old enough!as well as 30 of its biggest drama series and entertainment shows streaming on Netflix in its Asian markets.
In the same way Ouran High School Host Club Hunter X Hunter and Claymorethe other titles included in the new deal are Death Note, Death Note: Relight 1 and Death Note: Relight 2 (in 14 markets); From Me To You, From Me To You 2nd Season, Berserk, Parasyte – The Maxim, Nana, Hajime No Ippo: The Fighting! and Freak.
Netflix has been aggressive in its anime push lately. The streamer’s anime director, Kohei Obara, said earlier that half of his subscribers globally watched anime on the service in 2021.
Akane Inoue, Anime Sales and Licensing, International Business Development, Nippon TV said of today’s announcement, “Given the huge success of Old enough! worldwide, coupled with our drama series and entertainment shows reaching wide audiences in Asia, we are truly honored to announce this new deal with Netflix for some of our most beloved anime series in our catalog. For many years, anime has been a driving force at Nippon TV where we produce hit anime titles such as Hunter X Hunter, Death Note and much more. As the 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.