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Netflix Expands Anime Library, Snags Deal With Nippon TV

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After Crunchyroll acquired anime superstore Right Stuf, here is another deal that might be big news for anime fans. In a non-exclusive deal with Japan’s Nippon TV, that starts September 1, 2022, Netflix will add 13 popular anime titles to its platform.

Netflix’s Latest Anime Deal Might Help Bring Back Lost Subscribers

Nippon had previously entered into multiple distribution deals with the streaming platform for drama, reality, & entertainment series. This expansion can be a game changer for Netflix which lost almost a million subscribers between April & July 2022.

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As per the deal, some of these titles will have certain geographical restrictions. For example, Hunter X Hunter’s first 38 episodes will be available on Netflix in 104 countries including:

  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • Finland
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • Finland
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia

On the other hand, another popular anime Ouran High School Host Club will be available in 190 countries. As per Hollywood Reporter, Claymore anime is also a part of the deal and will be available in 136 countries.

Death Note And Berserk Are A Part Of This Deal

This new partnership deal builds on previous deals for Nippon TV’s reality series Old Enough! & 30 of its biggest drama & entertainment show. These series air on Netflix’s Asian regions.

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In this non-exclusive deal, other popular names that will be available on the streaming platform include:

  • Death Note
  • Death Note: Relight 1
  • Death Note: Relight 2
  • Berserk
  • Nana
  • Hajime No Ippo: The Fighting!
  • Parasyte—The Maxim
  • Monster
  • From Me To You
  • From Me To You Season 2

Netflix Has Been Aggressively Expanding Its Anime Content

Given the growing popularity of anime movies and series, Netflix has been aggressively working on the marketing of its anime content. Kohei Obara, Netflix’s director of anime, earlier stated that half of its global subscribers watched anime on their platform in 2021.

Talking about this new deal, Akane Inoue, Nippon TV’s Anime Sales and Licensing head for International Business Development 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 the most beloved anime series in our catalog.”

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“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,” he concluded.

Are you excited about these new anime series coming to Netflix starting September 1, 2022? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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