Netflix Makes a Significant New Anime Deal

Several years ago, Netflix committed to funding anime, and the streaming platform has kept its word ever since. Netflix has done a variety of things with anime to date, from top-tier licenses to original projects. And it now appears that the service and Nippon TV have made a significant new agreement that will bring some cherished classics to fans.

The news comes from Nippon TV and Netflix, who just published a press release outlining the agreement. It turns out that the anime distributor and Netflix are working together to add 13 movies to the latter’s library. And the rumors are accurate, too! The package also covers Monster, Nana, and Berserk from the year 1997. You can look at the list for a complete list of upcoming releases.

  • Hunter x Hunter (2011) 
  • Ouran High School Host Club
  • Claymore
  • Death Note
  • Death Note: Relight 1 (Death Note Relight – Visions of a God)
  • Death Note: Relight 2 (Death Note Relight 2 – L’s Successors)
  • From Me to You
  • From Me to You 2nd Season
  • 1997 Berserk
  • Parasyte -the maxim-
  • NANA
  • Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!
  • Monster

Nippon TV congratulated fans on the agreement after the news. According to the statement, “We are truly honored to be announcing this new deal with Netflix for some of our most cherished anime series in our catalog given the tremendous success of Old Enough! around the world as well as the fact that our drama series and entertainment shows stream to large audiences in Asia.”

“At Nippon TV, where we have been creating successful anime series like HUNTER X HUNTER, DEATH NOTE, and many more, anime has been a driving force for many years. The timing of this exciting relationship with Netflix could not be greater given the global rise in the popularity of anime.

I’m sure anime lovers will be raving about these movies everywhere.

With these additions, Netflix’s anime selection has undoubtedly improved, and that trend shows no signs of stopping. Of course, in addition to Crunchyroll and HIDIVE, there are other streaming sites that are now offering anime content. Netflix will need to promote this significant Nippon TV contract if it wants to differentiate itself from other general services like Disney+ and Amazon Prime, which are now investing in anime as well.

Source: – ANN


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