Nippon TV closes first global deal with Prime Video for "Acma:Game"

The series will stream on Prime Video Japan starting April 7th, immediately after Nippon TV’s primetime air slot. Hulu Japan will also stream the title.

18 MAR 2024


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Prime Video will distribute Nippon TV’s large scale survival action thriller series "ACMA:GAME" (“AK-muh” Game), streaming the title in Japan on April 7th, immediately after Nippon TV’s Sunday primetime air slot, with global streaming of the series to follow on all Prime Video outlets on April 26th. Hulu Japan will also stream the series immediately after Nippon TV’s broadcast.

"ACMA:GAME" is based on the popular manga of the same name written by Meeb ("Brave Bell") and illustrated by Koji Megumi ("Bloody Monday"), and takes place in a devil's world where the challenge is to conquer the world by collecting 99 devil's keys. Players are forced to participate, and if they lose, they cannot refuse any orders. The protagonist challenges the game risking his life, along with the people who are being manipulated by the devil's key. They must unravel the mystery hidden in the devil's key in order to survive. The word ACMA is derived from the Japanese world akuma which means devil.

"Japan is known for exhilarating manga, but this one is exceptional. It’s a top-notch youth story, and above all, the game master is a devil,” commented Naoto Fujimura, Producer, Nippon TV. “Audiences crave psychological death game battles like Kaiji, 'Death Note' or 'Squid Game', and after spending more than a year refining the series with scriptwriter Yoshihiro Izumi and Nippon TV’s director Toya Sato (Kaiji), joined with world-class VFX company Digital Frontier (Nippon TV movies 'Death Note'), 'ACMA:GAME' has become a production of an incredible scale that Nippon TV will deliver to the world with confidence. Shotaro Mamiya who plays the leading role is an actor with unfathomable talent that is perfect to portray this epoch-making series that will surely thrill the global audience.”

"We are honored to be able to stream 'ACMA:GAME' on Prime Video, which will be broadcast on Nippon TV from April," said Takashi Kodama, Country Director, Prime Video Japan. "We also feel responsible and very excited to bring this title to over 150 countries around the world for Prime Video customers. I am looking forward to seeing how the first class creators and production team of Japan will present the gripping psychological battles and human characters of 'ACMA:GAME' in high quality. We believe many customers in Japan and around the world will enjoy this fresh content on our service."