Berserk 1997 is finally coming to Netflix! The streaming giant has just signed a new deal with Nippon TV which guarantees that there will be several titles available on the streaming platform soon.
A joint press release confirms that Nippon TV, Japan's leading multiplatform entertainment powerhouse, has partnered once again with Netflix, the world's leading streaming service (via Anime News Network). The partnership will have the Japanese company license 13 of its most popular anime titles to stream on the platform worldwide.
The news is huge for Berserk fans who have only seen the Golden Era arc films and the 2016 anime series. The 1997 anime adapts the early chapters of Kentaro Miura's manga and follows Guts and Griffith before the former lost his arm and eye (that's all we're going to spoil at this point).
So what are the other anime titles that will be available on Netflix soon? The list includes Hunter x Hunter, Death Note, Claymore, and 1997 Berserk. Check out the full list below:
- Hunter x Hunter (2011)
- Ouran High School Host Club
- 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-
- Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!
Akane Inoue, Anime Sales and Licensing, International Business Development for Nippon TV shared a statement about the partnership.
“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 our most beloved anime series in our catalogue,” Inoue said.
“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,” Inoue concluded.
The new titles, including Berserk 1997 will begin streaming on titles starting September 1, 2022.