With streaming platforms recovering classic series and bringing them closer to new generations, it was about time they did the same with anime. To the few classic titles that we can enjoy today on Netflix, Up to 12 mythical anime titles will be addedthanks to an agreement with Nippon TV.
It was recently confirmed that Netflix has reached a according to Nippon TVone of the most important entertainment networks in Japan, for which it is awarded the 13 classic anime license (12 actually, since one is the two seasons of the same series) of its catalog.
The first three to be released had already been announced: the classic series of ‘Hunter X Hunter’based on the popular shonen manga by Yoshihiro Togashi, ‘Ouran High School Host Club’the hilarious school comedy created by Bisco Hatori, and ‘claymore’adaptation of Norihiro Yagi’s fantasy manga.
To these three titles (which we can also enjoy on Netflix Spain) are added another 9 powerful anime: ‘Death Note’, ‘Death Note: Relight 1’, ‘Death Note Relight 2’, ‘Kimi ni Todoke’ seasons 1 and 2 (‘Coming to you’), ‘Berserk’ (1997), ‘Parasyte: the Maxim’, ‘Nana’, ‘Hajime no Ippo’ Y ‘Monster’.
Akane Inoue, Nippon TV’s director of international project development and anime licensing and sales, was very pleased with the deal:
For many years, anime has been a driving force at Nippon TV, where we have produced hit anime such as ‘Hunter X Hunter’, ‘Death Note’ and many others. With the growing popularity of anime around the world, the timing couldn’t be better for this partnership with Netflix. I have no doubt that these titles will have fans talking.
Without a doubt, a great one for anime fans, who will be able to recover classic series for the first time on steaming like ‘Monster’, ‘Nana’ or the first version of ‘Berserk’, as well as unpublished titles in Spainlike ‘Kimi ni todoke’, ‘Parasyte’ or ‘Hajime no Ippo’.
The agreement, which also includes the successful series ‘Old Enough’ and 13 live-action series and entertainment programs, transfers the rights to the platform although It has not yet been confirmed if we can see all these titles on Netflix Spain. We’ll keep our fingers crossed though, with the arrival of the first three in September, it’s more than likely that they’ll end up arriving here as well.