Nippon TV (NTV) and Netflix have signed a deal to add 13 of the Japanese broadcaster’s anime titles to the platform. The first three titles of this new-to-Netflix content will be available in over 100 countries and territories starting September 1, 2022.
Almost two years after the launch of NTV’s animation division, the Netflix deal adds to a roster of live-action NTV productions already on the platform, including Old Enough!, the popular reality series in which toddlers run errands on their own.
Details of the deal below:
- Beginning September 1, Netflix will stream the first 38 episodes of Hunter x Hunter in 104 countries, Ouran High School Host Club in 190 countries, and Claymore in 136 countries. It has not been made clear if or when the remaining 110 episodes of Hunter will be added to the platform.
- The other series that are part of the deal: 37 episodes of the Madhouse-produced Death Note series, as well as Death Note: Relight 1 and Death Note: Relight 2 in 14 countries; From Me to You seasons one and two; Berserk (25 episodes); Parasyte -the maxim- (24 episodes); Nana (47 episodes); Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! (76 episodes); and Monster (74 episodes).
- Akane Inoue, anime sales and licensing representative for NTV’s International Business Development division said in a release: “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. 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.”
- The entire Nippon TV animation catalog can be found here.
Pictured at top: “Ouran High School Host Club”