Netflix Scores New Nippon TV Rom-Com


Netflix has clinched a global deal with Nippon TV for the new rom-com Turn to me Mukai-kun.

Netflix Japan will launch the series on July 12, immediately after it airs in prime time on Nippon TV. The manga-based series will also air on Netflix around the world, and will stream on Hulu Japan immediately following the linear broadcast.


Adapted from the award-winning manga by Yoko Nemu, the romance drama stars Eiji Akaso as a 33-year-old man looking for love as he reconnects with an old flame.


Keisuke Miyata, head of sales, global business at Nippon TV, commented: “It is the first time that our prime-time series will stream on Netflix in Japan immediately after Nippon TV’s prime-time air slot, with global streaming to follow, marking a groundbreaking moment. With the talented Eiji Akaso starring as the lead in this rom-com series, I am confident that viewers worldwide will fall in love with this captivating romance drama.”

Rie Sawaoka, director of content at Netflix Japan, added: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Nippon TV and bring this delightful series, Turn to me Mukai-kun, to Netflix members everywhere. With weekly episodes available in Japan directly after airing on Nippon TV, and 190 countries to follow, we hope our members will enjoy the journey to find true romance with Mukai-kun.”