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Japan’s Nippon TV Launches Animation Division

Japan’s Nippon TV Launches Animation Division

Japanese broadcaster and content investor Nippon TV has created a dedicated animation division for the first time. Launched as part of the company’s international business division, the anime department will be headed by Kuwahara Kako, as executive VP of business development.

The division will launch with 12-part fantasy series “Tsukumichi – Moonlit Fantasy” adapted from an award-winning novel and manga with the same title, and written by Kei Azumi. The show, about a high school student summoned to another world but challenged by the forces he finds there, is produced by C2C Studios (“Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina”) with Nippon TV serving as distributor with all international rights.

The announcement was made Tuesday by Keiichi Sawa, operating officer and president of business development for Nippon TV, to whom Kuwahara will report.

“For many years, anime has been a forte of Nippon TV and we have been producing hit

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