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RetroCrush Anime Now Streaming on Philo

Cinedigm launches classic anime channel on the streamer, including features and series like ‘Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie’, ‘City Hunter’, and ‘Project A-Ko.’

News for anime fans just keeps getting better!  RetroCrusha digital channel devoted to classic anime, launched today on Philo and will be included as part of the base package for Philo subscribers. The licensing agreement marks Cinedigm Corp’s first distribution deal with the virtual MVPD (multichannel video programming distributor).  The RetroCrush line-up includes more than 100 series and 40 feature films and is also available via video-on-demand (VOD) apps on Apple iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Smart TVs, and on desktop at

Upcoming RetroCrush programming highlights include:

Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie: M. Bison, leader of the international crime syndicate Shadowlaw, is recruiting the world's greatest fighters. Bison targets Japanese fighting master Ryu, who possesses gravity-defying fighting abilities in this 1990s anime classic based on the popular video game series.

City Hunter: "City Hunter" is a notorious contractor group with the call sign "XYZ." No matter the job, they will take it, cleaning up the scum on the streets of Tokyo. The key member of City Hunter is Ryou Saeba; armed with his trusty Colt Python and pinpoint accuracy, he works alongside willful tomboy Kaori Makimura.

Project A-Ko: Superhuman high schooler, A-ko, must set aside her rivalry with her genius classmate, B-ko, to save earth from evil alien invaders.

Philo’s Director of Content Acquisition Jane Marks said of the announcement, “We frequently survey our customers about what kind of content they would like to see added to our platform, and we consistently see anime as a top user request. After a lot of time and research, we’re excited to bring RetroCrush on as our first entry into the category.”

Ah, so much anime, so little time.

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