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Crunchyroll, Fuji TV partnership

September 23, 2021

By Nik Roseveare

Global anime service Crunchyroll and Japanese TV network Fuji TV have announced a partnership that will bring fans more anime through the development and production of new series. These titles will be broadcast in Japan on Fuji TV’s +Ultra programming block and streamed on Crunchyroll in over 200 countries and territories.

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

The upcoming line-up 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. 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, the anime based on the hit game. 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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