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Crunchyroll and Fuji TV Ink Development Deal

Together with creative company Slow Curve, the anime streamer and TV network will develop new original anime series for Japanese and global audiences; current collaboration, ‘Muv-Luv Alternative,’ will be released next month.

Global anime brand and streamer, Crunchyroll, and Japanese television network Fuji TV are teaming up to 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 more than 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 beginning in April 2022. The upcoming lineup includes:

  • Estab-Life - An original title by 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 coinciding with the premiere on +Ultra, Fuji TV’s midnight anime block. The programming block, which began in 2018, offers popular anime titles to Japanese viewers. 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. The streamer 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 long-awaited anime based on a hit game. 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 stream the series worldwide outside of Asia.

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.

Source: Crunchyroll