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Netflix acquires streaming rights for Studio Ghibli catalogue in landmark deal for the Japanese animation studio

Netflix has picked up the exclusive streaming rights to the full film library from the popular Japanese animation house, Studio Ghibli for everywhere in the world outside of the US and Japan. The deal is a landmark partnership for the distribution of Japanese animation and animé to the world’s audiences, …

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Reemsborko named UK and Eire licensing agent for Dragon Ball

Reemsborko Ltd, the pop culture licensing specialist run by the industry’s own Max Arguile, has been named the exclusive licensing agent for the whole of the Dragon Ball franchise across the UK and Eire. The appointment was made by Toei Animation Europe, the EMEA media company in charge of the …

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How the West was won: Japanese art and its impact on kids’ entertainment

Take a look at some of the highest performing animation or properties within the children’s space today and you’ll notice the creeping influence of Eastern culture infiltrating the style and look of so much we experience here in the West. Spin Master’s Bakugan – to name just one example – …

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Netflix anime series Cannon Busters lines up first licensees

Just over one month into its UK launch on Netflix, Cannon Busters – the latest anime series to hit Eastern shores – has lined up a raft of licensing partners and placement within HMV. According to Reemsborko’s Max Arguile, the man responsible for brokering all of Cannon Busters’ licensing deals …

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Crunchyroll becomes major investor in Viz Media Europe in new global agreement

Crunchyroll has become a major investor in Viz Media Europe Group, one of Europe’s best-established licensors and distributors of Japanese animation. It follows the signing of an agreement to bring together Crunchyroll (itself a subsidiary of Otter Media, a WarnerMedia company) and its global platform with Viz Media’s wide network …

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Virtual anime pop star Hatsune Miku details licensing push with Reemsborko

The Japanese software company, Crypton Future Media has named Max Arguile’s Reemsborko as the European and Australasian licensing agent for Hatsune Miku, a popular Japanese ‘virtual pop star’ that has risen to fame among anime fandoms across the globe. First developed in 2010, Hatsune Miku is both a voicebank and …

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Konami’s Yu-Gi-Oh! powers into collectables and gifting with Fanattik

Konami Cross Media has tapped the pop culture specialists Fanattik to develop a unique line of Yu-Gi-Oh! gifts and collectables for the European market. For almost 20 years, the popular Anime brand has been entertaining and engaging young audiences globally, outside of Asia, through its TV series with over 850 …

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Going underground: Horror, sci-fi and comic book IP “growing commercial potential for mainstream retail”

Horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book IP are no longer the murmurings of underground followings, but the basis of vast commercial potential in the licensing space, if current trends are to be considered. These pockets of pop culture have been gaining momentum in licensing terms over the last number of …

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Crunchyroll and Bioworld alliance “highlights commitment to global anime community”

The global anime brand, Crunchyroll has struck up a new deal with Bioworld Merchandising to launch a new line of lifestyle fashion and accessories items based on a slew of popular anime titles from the company’s vault. The ranges will be launched to anime fans across North America and Europe …

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Funimation acquires UK outfit Manga Entertainment

Funimation, the go-to name in sub and dub anime content, and the subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television, has acquired Manga Entertainment Limited, the UK and Irish anime distributor. Headquartered in London, Manga is a long-term partner of Funimation and currently serves anime fans  across a wide range of channels, including Blu-ray …

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