Anime specialists, Crunchyroll has partnered with the digital comics publisher, Webtoon, to develop and co-produce new, original animated content.
The partnership will delve into Webtoon vast vault of properties, while both companies will handle the distribution, licensing and retail of each new series.
Crunchyroll general manager, Joanne Waage, said: “We are extremely excited to be partnering with Webtoon. Webtoon has a tremendous catalogue of content and creators that resonate deeply with our audience and we can’t think of a better way to delight fans than by bringing these stories to life through animation.”
Webtoon SVP of IP development, Taylor Grant, added: “There is tremendous crossover appeal with our audiences, and exceptional creative synergy on the types of stories we want to tell.
“We’re excited to partner with Crunchyroll to bring our globally appealing characters to audiences and consumers in new ways, as well as create new opportunities for our talented creators.”