"Turn to me Mukai-kun"
Netflix has acquired Nippon TV’s rom-com drama "Turn to me Mukai-kun" (60' x eps), starting stream it on July 12th in Japan. The series will stream on the platform immediately after Nippon TV’s Wednesday primetime air slot, with global streaming of the series to follow on all Netflix outlets. Hulu Japan will also stream the series immediately after Nippon TV’s broadcast.
"Turn to me Mukai-kun" is based on the award-winning manga by Yoko Nemu, currently running on a popular monthly comic magazine. Popular heart throb Eiji Akaso stars in the leading role. In this romance drama, viewers are immersed in the tumultuous dating journey of a 33-year-old man whose life seems perfect in every aspect except one—the absence of his true love. Thankfully, fate intervenes as he unexpectedly reignites a flame with an unforgettable ex.
Keisuke Miyata, Head of Sales, Global Business, Nippon TV commented: “It is the first time that our primetime 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, Netflix Japan commented: “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.”