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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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Funimation celebrates 25 years of anime success with Funko partnership

The anime specialist – and subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television – is kickstarting a year-long celebration to mark 25 years in the field, with a new partnership with the pop culture experts Funko. Funimation was originally founded in 1994 with the purpose of bringing Dragon Ball Z to North American …

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The Pokémon Company picks up leading French broadcaster M6

The Pokémon Company International has signed a new partnership with the leading French broadcaster M6 to increase the availability of Pokémon animation in France and reach even more fans. M6 has acquired the Pokémon the Series: Black & White story arc (Seasons 14–16) from Pokémon’s animated adventures based on the …

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The British Museum to host major manga exhibition

Many of today’s biggest brands can trace their conception back to the manga genre, including numerous anime - the likes of Pokémon, Dragon Ball Z, Cowboy Bebop or Yo Kai Watch and more.

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Adidas Originals details Dragon Ball Z footwear range with Toei Animation

The new partnership will see three of the most iconic battles between heroes and villains throughout the anime re-imagined in Adidas sneaker form. It will feature seven silhouettes from the Adidas Originals rosters, chosen to represent the characteristics of each hero and villain.

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