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Crunchyroll Acquires ‘Bastions’ Korean Animation Superhero Series

New show features the music of top K-Pop stars, including BTS; new episodes dropping weekly.

Crunchyroll has acquired the animation series Bastions from Korean producer Thymos Media and is now airing the five-part series on Saturdays. The global streaming rights extend worldwide, excluding China; Japan; Hong Kong; Taiwan; North Korea; and South Korea.

In the series, in a world where superpowers are the norm, a group of rookie superheroes work together to keep society safe. However, when they uncover Wash Green, the megacorporation that calls itself eco-friendly, is really the leader in environmental pollution, it will put their powers to the test. Can the Bastions persevere and save the planet? 

The series fuses K-Pop and animation, with several K-pop original songs. The main track and theme song by BTS is the first project BTS has released since its anthology album "Proof" in June 2022. Bastions will also feature music from K-pop girl group Le Sserafim and singers Heize and AleXa.

“Crunchyroll has an extraordinary opportunity to introduce fans to more animation styles from Asia, and this exciting new series from Korea does just that,” said Asa Suehira, Chief Content Officer, Crunchyroll. “And having the music of so many K-pop stars really broadens the appeal of Bastions.”

Thymos Media commented, “BTS is expected to provide an overwhelming sense of immersion to the emotions and action scenes of the series.”

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Whitney is a freelance writer focusing on VFX-driven fantasy film & TV as well as preschool animation.