Globally popular anime brand Crunchyroll and premiere anime/manga distributor, publisher and licensor VIZ Media have partnered on a robust home video and electronic sell-through distribution deal that will bring even more beloved anime titles to fans across the U.S. and Canada. VIZ will now distribute select Crunchyroll series and upcoming acquisitions through these avenues.
“VIZ Media, in partnership with Warner Home Entertainment, is responsible for distributing some of the biggest titles in anime. This partnership will ensure maximum exposure and monetization for our content partners’ IPs and empower us to super-serve anime fans across North America,” said Sae Whan Song, head of business development for Crunchyroll. “We’re looking forward to working with VIZ Media to broaden our distribution and to offer our fans another way to enjoy their favorite series.”
“With Crunchyroll’s expansive catalog of anime in every genre and VIZ Media’s demonstrated success in sales and distribution, we’re excited to join forces to deliver the best titles to viewers any way they want to view it,” says Brian Ige, Sr. Vice President, Animation, VIZ Media.
Crunchyroll connects a community of 50 million registered users and 2 million subscribers to the world’s largest collection of anime, which includes more than 1,000 titles and 30,000 episodes.