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  • Writer's pictureCarlos Astorga

NJPW Release English Documentary Series On YouTube

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New Japan Pro Wrestling continue to cater to their ever growing Western fanbase. For those unfamiliar with the promotion’s 46-year-old history, NJPW is now releasing a series of mini-documentaries to YouTube.

Called ‘The Recount,’ the videos feature English NJPW commentator Kevin Kelly providing context and history. The documentaries are focused on getting new, English speaking fans up to speed on a number of key historical moments. So far, they have uploaded docs on the IWGP US title and the history of the Bullet Club.

In the past few weeks, the NJPW Global twitter account has been openly asking fans what kind of English content they would like to see, asking the Twitterverse, “It’s time to hear from you. What would you like to see from us in terms of new English content?”

English speaking NJPW fans were quick to respond to the question, sparking this response from NJPW:

This ‘Recount’ series follows on the heels of the recently released “California Dreaming” two-part series NJPW uploaded to YouTube. That series followed Katsuyori Shibata in his journey becoming the head coach of the NJPW LA Dojo.

With NJPW releasing even more English content, providing English commentary on the majority of their NJPW World shows, and actively engaging and responding to their burgeoning fanbase, it’s clear that NJPW has concrete plans of trying to further break and develop their brand in the West.


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