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Nippon TV Going Global with New Scripted Drama Format


At this year’s MIPTV, Nippon TV plans to present four new titles, including the scripted format anone from the creators of the company’s hit drama series Mother and Woman.

anone is about a young girl who becomes separated from society after she loses her family. She meets an old woman who shelters her and with whom she shares a lot in common. The show is also available as a finished drama.

In addition, Nippon TV is offering up the reality competition formats Hungry 9 and Hardcore Fans. The former is a social experiment in which nine contestants must determine “the one” in a locked room, while the latter is a sports entertainment show focused on the passion of sports fans worldwide.

The company is also showcasing Real Girl, an animated series based on the comic book by Mao Nanami. The story follows a nerdy high school senior as he begins to date a girl who starts to wrap him around her finger.

Atsushi Hatayama, the president of international business development at Nippon TV, commented: “Headlining our titles is Nippon TV’s newest drama series anone. This drama aficionados’ heart-winner in Japan is being offered as a scripted format for the first time at MIPTV. It is from the stellar team that created two of Nippon TV’s most successful scripted format drama series to date, Mother and Woman—My Life for My Children. We also have much confidence in our two unique reality formats, both focusing on groups of people vying to win, as well as our latest animated series based on the popular comic book, Real Girl, which brings laughter whether your world is in 2D or 3D.”

About Joanna Padovano Tong

Joanna Padovano Tong is the managing editor of World Screen. She can be reached at jpadovano@worldscreen.com.


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