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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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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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