The Japanese broadcaster Nippon TV is deepening its partnership with Netflix by licensing 13 of its most well-liked anime movies to the service in a non-exclusive agreement. Nippon TV has already inked distribution agreements with Netflix for reality, drama, and entertainment programs.
Some shows will reach a bigger audience than others, most notably Hunter X Hunter, whose first 38 episodes will be released to Netflix on September 1 in 104 nations, including South Africa, Spain, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. On the same day, Claymore will be accessible in 136 nations and Ouran High School Host Club in 190.
The most recent partnership builds on past deals for 30 of Nippon TV’s most watched drama series and entertainment programs, including the reality series Old Enough!, which is all accessible on Netflix in Asian regions.
The other games in the new contract include Death Note, Death Note: Relight 1, and Death Note: Relight 2 (in 14 markets); Hunter X Hunter, Ouran High School Host Club, and Claymore; From Me To You, From Me To You 2nd Season, Berserk, Parasyte – The Maxim, Nana, Hajime No Ippo: The Fighting!, and Monster.
Netflix has been active in its anime push of late. Kohei Obara, the streamer’s director of anime, had said that by 2021, half of all customers will use the service to watch anime.