Advanced Television


Crunchyroll, Fuji TV, Slow Curve reveal new +Ultra Titles

Announced during the +Ultra event from the Fuji TV Multi Theater in Tokyo, Japan, Crunchyroll, Fuji TV, and Slow Curve shared new details on the previously announced ESTAB LIFE: GREAT ESCAPE and newly announced Ooyukiumi No Kaina  (working titles) anime series, premiering April 2022 and January 2023, respectively, as part of the +Ultra programming partnership […]

January 20, 2022

AMC Networks acquires Sentai

AMC Networks has completed the acquisition of Houston-based Sentai, a global supplier of anime content and merchandise, with brands including the anime-focused HIDIVE direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service. The acquisition includes all of the member interests from Cool Japan Fund, a public-private Japanese investment fund. With access to key content creators in Japan, Sentai distributes and […]

January 6, 2022

Research: Anime, eSports share strong cross-influence

According to research by Interpret, across markets including the UK, US, Germany and Japan, anime viewers are twice as likely to watch eSports as non-viewers. In addition to eSports, anime viewers spend more on online gaming than non-viewers. According to Interpret’s Global Animeasure 2021 report, anime viewers are more likely to play video games (they […]

December 1, 2021

Contents Lab. Blue raises €7.4m

Contents Lab. Blue has raised KRW 10 billion (€7.4m) in Series A funding from Korea Investment Partners, Kona Venture Partners, We Ventures, Crit Ventures and Dae Gyeong Investment, following KRW 3 billion in pre-A investment from Kona Venture Partners last January. With this funding round, the Company has secured total investment of KRW 13 billion. […]

November 22, 2021

Crunchyroll Beta now available internationally

Crunchyroll, the global anime brand with more than 120 million registered users and more than five million subscribers, is expanding the rollout of Crunchyroll, a new opt-in beta experience for Crunchyroll web users globally. The new web experience was introduced to users in the US earlier this year, and now users everywhere can access the […]

November 16, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Studio Ghibli’s Earwig and the Witch on Netflix

Netflix has announced that the latest animated film from the celebrated Studio Ghibli, Earwig and the Witch, will become available on the platform globally (excluding US & Japan) from November 18th. Netflix already boasts a catalogue of 21 films from Studio Ghibli, including classics such as Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, My Neighbour Totoro and Princess […]

October 14, 2021By Nik Roseveare

FilmRise acquires anime titles from TMS Entertainment

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, has entered into a distribution deal with anime studio TMS Entertainment. The deal gives FilmRise AVoD rights to 38 anime television series and films which include over 1,100 episodes, in the US and Canada. The announcement was made by Max Einhorn, SVP of Acquisitions […]

October 12, 2021

Netflix hosting Netflix Festival Japan 2021

On November 9 – 10 2021, Netflix will host  “Netflix Festival Japan 2021” in Tokyo, where it will announce upcoming titles streaming from winter 2021. In addition to announcing the latest lineup, this event will feature distinguished leading Japanese actors and voice actors, as well as a wide array of creators from in and outside […]

October 6, 2021

Crunchyroll, Fuji TV partnership

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 […]

September 23, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Netflix acquires The Summit of the Gods manga

Netflix has acquired the global rights (excluding France, Benelux, China, Japan, Korea) to the animated feature The Summit of the Gods, based on Jiro Taniguchi’s and Baku Yumemakura’s best selling manga. The movie premiered earlier this year in Cannes where it was part of the festival’s 2021 Official Selection. Netflix will release the film in […]

September 1, 2021By Nik Roseveare