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Crunchyroll Announces Anime Partnership With Fuji TV

Anime fans will be thrilled to hear of a new partnership between Crunchyroll and Fuji TV in Japan.

The deal, announced Friday, will see the companies working together to develop and produce a number of new anime series that will be broadcast by Fuji TV’s +Ultra in Japan, and then streamed globally by Crunchyroll.

Anime is a story-telling format developed in Japan, and that country remains the center of anime production.

Through this partnership, Crunchyroll says it will work with Fuji TV and all-round creative company Slow Curve to co-develop and co-produce a slate of series beginning in April 2022.

Slow Curve is an integrated creative company that has been involved with the content planning and promotion of various popular anime series. The company will work with Fuji TV and Crunchyroll to create anime for global fans.

The upcoming lineup includes:

  • Estab-Life – An original title by hit producer and director Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion)

  • A new project by popular manga artist Tsutomu Nihei (Aposimz, Knight of Sidonia, BLAME!) and Polygon Pictures

Crunchyroll will exclusively stream each series day and date with the premiere on +Ultra, Fuji TV’s midnight anime block that launched in October 2018, offering world-class anime titles to viewers in Japan. The series will be streamed on Crunchyroll to the brand’s global community of more than five million subscribers and more than 120 million registered users. Crunchyroll will also manage the licensing and consumer products rights for each title worldwide outside of Asia.

Fuji TV and Crunchyroll are currently collaborating on Muv-Luv Alternative, (see photo above) the long-awaited anime based on a hit game following the bonds between those who fight, in a world pushed to its limits. This series will examine how humanity lives and dies on the brink of extinction. Starting in October, Fuji TV’s +Ultra block will air the series, and Crunchyroll will exclusively stream the series worldwide outside of Asia.

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