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Crunchyroll and Sentai Filmworks Sign Home Video Distribution Deal

Anime distributer and merchandiser will distribute 'Food Wars! The Fourth Plate,' 'Ascendance of a Bookworm,' 'Granbelm,' and 'World Trigger,' bringing anime to more fans in the U.S. and Canada.

Crunchyroll, a WarnerMedia company and popular anime brand, and Sentai Filmworks, a distributer and curator of anime and anime merchandise, have announced a home video and electronic sell-through distribution partnership. To kick off the deal, Sentai will distribute four anime titles including Food Wars! The Fourth Plate, Ascendance of a Bookworm, Granbelm, and World Trigger. The series will appear as a mix of subtitled and English-dubbed content.

“We are delighted to expand Crunchyroll's partnership with Sentai and look forward to working closely with them to bring even more anime to fans in the US and Canada,” remarked Crunchyroll head of global partnerships and content strategy, Alden Budill.

“Since at least 2011, Sentai and Crunchyroll have collaborated to bring exciting content to anime fans in new and innovative ways,” added Sentai CEO, John Ledford. “Through this latest content partnership, Sentai is thrilled to empower fans to own their favorite Crunchyroll shows on select Blu-rays and our award-winning premium box sets.”

Crunchyroll has a global community of more than 3 million subscribers and 70 million registered users that enjoy the world’s largest collection of anime, including more 1,000 titles and 30,000 episodes.

Source: Crunchyroll