It seems that Netflix knows where the money is…
We know that the arrival of anime on Netflix represented a great success for the platformrepresenting a large number of visits year after year, so it is not surprising that they invest more and more in these types of products. Now, Netflix will have anime like Hunter x Hunter, Berserk, Death Note, Nana, Hajime no Ippo, among others.
The arrival of these animes is thanks to a deal that Netflix had with Nippon TV, one of the main Japanese entertainment companies, has licensed 13 of its most popular anime titles to the streaming platform for non-exclusive streaming around the world. At the moment, it has not been mentioned if the 13 series will reach all territories or not.
The first anime titles that will start streaming on September 2, 2022 They include: the first 38 episodes of the ever-popular “Hunter x Hunter,” which will be available in 104 countries, including Spain, Italy, Finland, Turkey, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates; “Ouran High School Host Club”, in 190 countries; and “Claymore”, in 136 countries.
Other series that Netflix will include in the weeks and months following its platform include: “Death Note” (37 episodes x 30 minutes); “Death Note: Relight 1” (130 min), “Death Note: Relight 2” (120 min) in 14 countries” “From Me to You” (25 episodes x 30 min); “From me to you 2nd season” (13 episodes x 30 min); “Berserk” (25 episodes x 30 min); “Parasyte-the Maxim” (24 episodes x 30 min); “Nana” (47 episodes x 30 min); “Hajime no Ippo: The Fight!” (76 episodes x 30 minutes); and Monster” (74 eps. x 30 min).
Inoue Akane, International Business Development, Anime Licensing and Sales Executive at Nippon TV, said, “For many years, anime has been a driving force at Nippon TV, where we have been producing successful anime titles such as “Hunter x Hunter”, “Death Note” and many more. With the rise in popularity of anime around the world, the timing couldn’t be better. for this exciting partnership with Netflix. I have no doubt that anime fans will be talking about these titles all over the world.”
Berserk, Nana, Hunter x Hunter and Death Note are coming to Netflix
Berserk, Nana, Hunter x Hunter, and Death Note are some of the big names resonating with this deal. Nippon TV has previously licensed its biggest drama series “Old Enough” for Netflix to stream in 190 countries, as well as thirty of its biggest live-action series and entertainment shows (mainly in Asian countries). Berserk may be the most important, now that we know that this manga will have an end and it could be adapted into an anime..
Much has been said about the possible end of Berserk, one of the most important manga in history after the death of Kentaro Miura, author of the work, in 2021. It had been mentioned if his team of assistants would finish the final plot arcs or if another external person would take on this important role. Doubts have been resolved and it has been confirmed that Kouji Mori, a friend of the author, will write the long-awaited closing.
This information was published on the official website of the Editorial Hakusensha where the decision is communicated to the general public: “We will resume serialization of Berserk. Please accept our apologies for the long wait before we were able to make this announcement. We are extremely grateful for each and every one of your words and for the messages you send us through social networks. We are truly touched by the love everyone has for Berserk and the influence it has had on their lives. It is really sad that Kentaro Miura himself is not here to read his comments with us.”
But who will be the person who will continue the legacy of master Kentaro Miura? The publisher responds: “Before his death, Kentaro Miura spoke with his close friend Kouji Mori about the stories and episodes he had in mind for Berserk.. He also had similar conversations with his studio staff and publisher. She wondered, would everyone be surprised if she drew something like this? How about a character like that? Would this story be interesting? The conversations were not meant to be his last words, but were part of his ordinary days as a manga artist.”