Tag: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll and Kadokawa Announce Partnership

Crunchyroll and Kadokawa have announced a partnership that will grant Crunchyroll exclusive worldwide digital distribution rights outside of Asia for anime titles published by Kodansha in the next year.

The partnership will also include a marketing collaboration between Crunchyroll and Kadokawa’s North American publishing branch. Additionally, Crunchyroll will co-finance Kadokawa’s future anime titles. The announcement stated that both companies view the alliance as a first step toward possible further collaboration in the future.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll and Sumitomo Announce Partnership to Create Company to Co-Produce Anime

Media distribution service Crunchyroll and Japanese trading company Sumitomo Corporation have announced that they have launched a joint venture to create a company focused on funding anime co-production projects. By being part of an anime’s production committee, the company can immediately acquire foreign distribution rights and promote anime outside of Japan.

Crunchyroll and Sumitomo Corporation have yet to announce the company’s name, the amount that either participant is investing, or the scope of the investment.

Iehisa Nakamura — Sumitomo Corporation’s corporate officer and general manager of its media division — said in the announcement, “with this partnership, the voice of worldwide anime fans can reach anime production studios directly through the Crunchyroll platform, which I believe will produce fascinating anime for a worldwide audience as a result. We would like to contribute to the development of the anime industry by creating new anime for worldwide Japanese anime fans with Crunchyroll.”

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Announces New Manga for Its Service

Crunchyroll announced at its manga panel at Anime Expo that it will add the Princess Jellyfish, Takahashi-san is Listening, Scum’s Wish, Sweetness and Lightning, and The Morose Mononokean manga to its web distribution service.

Kodansha Comics licensed the first 12 volumes of Princess Jellyfish for North America and will release the first 2-in-1 volume in February 2016.

The first four volumes of Princess Jellyfish will launch on Crunchyroll on July 15, 2015 at 8pm EDT. Volumes will be added afterward at regular intervals.

Yū Hokuō serializes Takahashi-san is Listening (Takahashi-san ga Kiiteiru.) in Square Enix’s Gangan Joker. The series began in 2013 and Square Enix shipped the fifth compiled volume in Japan in April 2015.

The series will launch on Crunchyroll on July 5, 2015 at 8pm EDT.

Mengo Yokoyari’s Scum’s Wish (Kuzu no Honkai) began in Big Gangan magazine in 2012, and Square Enix shipped the fifth compiled volume in Japan in June 2015.

The series will launch on Crunchyroll on July 5, 2015 at 8pm EDT.

Gido Amagakure began Sweetness and Lightning (Amaama to Inazuma) in Kodansha’s good! Afternoon magazine in 2013. The fourth compiled volume shipped in Japan in March 2015.

The series will launch on Crunchyroll on July 15, 2015 at 8pm EDT.

Kiri Wazawa began The Morose Mononokean (Fukigen na Mononokean) in Square Enix’s Gangan Online in 2013 and the fourth compiled volume shipped in Japan in May 2015.

The series will launch on Crunchyroll on July 5, 2015 at 8pm EDT.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Manga Adds Four Square Enix Titles

Crunchyroll Manga has announced it has acquired for manga licenses from Square Enix:

  • Donyatsu by Kozaki Yusuke
  • Aizawa-san Multiplies by Seiichi Shiki
  • Tales of Wedding Rings by MAYBE
  • Father and Son by Uchiko

These four titles will be available to Crunchyroll Manga readers worldwide, inlucing Japan, starting on June 1, 2015 at 5pm PT as simulpub titles.

Source: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll Adds Inuyashiki Manga

Crunchyroll has announced that the service is now offering Hiroya Oku’s Inuyashiki manga. The manga is available worldwide except in Japan, Algeria, Lebanon, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Morocco, South Korea, and Switzerland. All current chapters of the manga are available now, with future chapters debuting every other week.

Oku launched the manga in Kodansha’s Evening magazine in January 2014, and Kodansha published the third compiled book volume in Japan on February 23, 2015. Oku plans to continue the manga until it ends in 10 volumes, even though he estimates that each volume would have to sell 190,000 copies for him to turn a profit. Kodansha Comics USA licensed the manga in October 2014, and will publish the first volume in North America on August 25, 2015.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Is Adding the Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth: Side P4 Manga

Crunchyroll has announced that the site will be adding Mizunomoto’s Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth: Side P4 to the company’s manga service. The first chapter will become available on the site on January 25, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. PST, with simulpubs to follow.

Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth: Side P4 will be available to users worldwide except in Japan, Lebanon, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Algeria, and Morocco.

As the title suggests, Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth: Side P4 will focus on the protagonist from the Persona 4 videogame.

Source: Crunchyroll