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Crunchyroll details major licensing slate ahead of the autumn anime season

The global anime brand, Crunchyroll, has detailed a slate of cross-category licensing partnerships ahead of the autumn anime season, highlighting not only the diversity of the anime medium, but the global reach of the animation form. “This latest slate of licensing partnerships represents the diversity of anime as a medium, …

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And the West will follow: Life and licensing for Crunchyroll at the forefront of the anime explosion

Leading the charge of an estimated $20bn anime market is a rather pretty place to be sitting at the best of times, but with this value only expected to grow as the popularity of the Japanese art form continues to sweep across audiences to the West, it’s undoubtedly a large …

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Banijay, Sanrio, and Diageo make up final keynotes for Festival of Licensing Live Stage

Festival of Licensing has revealed the final three keynotes to take its Live Stage – this year sponsored by Crunchyroll – as it welcomes Banijay, Sanrio, and Diageo to the fold. The three firms will take up the European, Asian, and Americas keynotes respectively. Banijay recently became the world’s largest …

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Hasbro, Chupa Chups, and Crunchyroll among latest to present on the Festival of Licensing Stage

Hasbro, eOne, Chupa Chups, and Crunchyroll are just some of the latest global brands to be confirmed to present on the Festival of Licensing Stage during the virtual event’s opening week this October 6th to 8th, marking the latest additions to the European leg powered by Brand Licensing Europe. Almost …

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Crunchyroll and Adult Swim partner for anime series based on SEGA video game franchise Shenmue

It’s been a busy weekend for the global anime brand Crunchyroll who spent the past two days rolling out a roster of new announcements and partnerships as part of its Virtual Crunchyroll Expo, including the renewal of its partnership with Adult Swim for the production of the original anime series …

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Anime specialist Crunchyroll hits 3 million streaming subscribers

The anime specialist, Crunchyroll has hit a new milestone of 3 million subscribers to its global streaming service, highlighting both the growing audience for the animation genre and the platform’s own accelerating growth. The WarnerMedia-owned business was founded in 2006 and had reached one million streaming subscribers in 2016. By …

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Crunchyroll partners with Webtoon to co-produce original animated content

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 …

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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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BLE 2019 Must Sees: Hot picks from the kids’ IP

Brand Licensing Europe is now imminent, taking place in a new venue at London’s ExCeL this October 1 to 3, which if you’re not aware is this week. Among the big name brands joining the expansive line-up of IP from across all corners of the licensing industry will be the …

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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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