Crunchyroll & Grownup Swim Broaden Programming Partnership



Grownup Swim and Crunchyroll are at the moment producing ‘Blade Runner – Black Lotus,’ a co-production with Alcon Tv Group based mostly on the Oscar-winning film ‘Blade Runner 2049.’ Shinichiro Watanabe, the director of anime prequel ‘Blade Runner: Black Out 2022’ (pictured above) is serving as artistic producer for the brand new anime sequence.

Grownup Swim, the primary cable community within the U.S. for younger adults, and Crunchyroll, the world’s hottest anime model, has introduced a brand new programming partnership and expanded distribution deal. This partnership makes Crunchyroll a premiere content material accomplice for Toonami, the long-lasting anime programming block that airs Saturday nights on Grownup Swim. The 2 firms will collaborate on licensed content material, co-productions and distribution alternatives.

“Our partnership with Crunchyroll will open up thrilling new prospects for each of us,” stated Jason DeMarco, SVP and artistic director for on-air at Grownup Swim. “It will broaden Toonami’s already nice programming to incorporate much more premiere and unique anime. It’s a good time to be an anime fan!”

“Our mission is to develop anime globally, which makes Grownup Swim the proper accomplice as Toonami has been extremely influential within the progress of anime right here within the U.S.,” stated Crunchyroll common supervisor Joanne Waage. “We are able to’t wait to point out our followers what now we have in retailer for them by this new programming partnership. Count on new co-productions, expanded distribution of dubs, and usually extra accessible anime!”

Since becoming a member of the WarnerMedia household, Grownup Swim and Crunchyroll have introduced Blade Runner – Black Lotus, a brand new anime sequence and co-production with Alcon Tv Group based mostly on the Oscar-winning film Blade Runner 2049. The English-dubbed episodes will premiere on Toonami and Crunchyroll will deal with worldwide streaming. Crunchyroll and Grownup Swim have additionally beforehand labored collectively to carry Mob Psycho 100 to the long-lasting anime programming block final 12 months.

Grownup Swim reaches an estimated 94 million households, complementing Crunchyroll’s 45 million registered customers and two million streaming subscribers. Collectively, they create unparalleled attain and a dedication to producing high quality anime content material.

Supply: Grownup Swim/Crunchyroll

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