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Nippon TV’s Inks Distribution Deal for ‘TSUKIMICHI-Moonlit Fantasy-’

Crunchyroll tapped to bring new anime to platforms worldwide; series is based on the award-winning novel and manga by Kei Azumi.

Japanese multiplatform entertainment company, Nippon TV, has secured key sales for TSUKIMICHI-Moonlit Fantasy- (30min episodes), the first international anime series to be produced by the company’s recently added anime department. The series is based on the award-winning novel and manga by Kei Azumi and produced by C2C Studios (Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina).

Nippon TV has tapped Crunchyroll for worldwide distribution (excluding Asia), including TV stations, platforms throughout Asia via the Ani-one platform by Medialink, and on the TV station ANIPLUS TV and platform aniplus.tv. Together, these platforms account for over 200 countries and territories combined.

“Launching in just October 2020, the impact that our new anime department and its first international project TSUKIMICHI-Moonlit Fantasy- has made to the anime industry has far exceeded our expectations,” commented Nippon TV Anime Department executive VP Kako Kuwahara. “We are so proud to be able to show the series to so many viewers around the globe, so soon after its broadcast in Japan. We are honored to be a part of one of Japan’s strongest genres, and the wonderful reception we have received has given us more confidence, as well as a heightened mission to continuously strengthen our anime production. We look forward to creating new worldwide hits, enhance our global distribution of these series and, ultimately, reach as many anime fans as possible, for many generations.”

Makoto Misumi is just an ordinary high school student living a regular life, but suddenly he is summoned to the other world to become a "hero."  The goddess of the other world, however, insults him for being different and strips him of his "hero" title and casts him off into the wilderness at the edge of the world. As he wanders the wilderness, Makoto encounters dragons, spiders, orcs, dwarves, and all sorts of non-human tribes. Because he comes from a different world, he can unleash unimaginable magical powers and combat skills. But how will he handle his encounters with various species and survive in his new environment? Makoto tries to transform this other world into a better place, despite the humans and gods that have turned their backs on him.

Source: Nippon TV

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