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Sony Pictures’ Funimation Acquires Anime Streaming Service Crunchyroll

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The Press Release:
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and AT&T Inc.* (NYSE:T) today announced that AT&T agreed to sell its Crunchyroll anime business to Funimation Global Group, LLC. Funimation is a joint venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.’s subsidiary, Aniplex Inc.

Crunchyroll is a premier anime direct-to-consumer service within AT&T’s WarnerMedia segment with more than 3 million SVOD subscribers and growing. It serves 90 million registered users across more than 200 countries and territories offering AVOD, mobile games, manga, events merchandise and distribution. The combination of Crunchyroll and Funimation provides the opportunity to broaden distribution for their content partners and expand fan-centric offerings for consumers.

“The Crunchyroll team has done an extraordinary job of not only growing the Crunchyroll brand but also building a passionate community of anime fans. Crunchyroll’s success is a direct result of the company’s culture and commitment to their fans,” said Tony Goncalves, Chief Revenue Officer, WarnerMedia. “By combining with Funimation, they will continue to nurture a global community and bring more anime to more people. I’m incredibly proud of the Crunchyroll team and what they have been able to accomplish in the digital media space in such a short period of time. They’ve created an end-to-end global ecosystem for this incredible art form.”
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The NTWRK and Anime NYC Online Reveal Virtual Convention Badges

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The Scoop:
We’d like to introduce NTWRK Presents Anime NYC Online Powered By Crunchyroll’s Official Badge! This online-only badge features new artwork from Dr. STONE’s upcoming season, and it’s yours as a free download. More than a keepsake, our Online Badge is also your ticket to enter our Online Cosplay Showcase! Print this badge out to take part in a global cosplay collaboration!

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Pop Culture App NTWRK Brings “Anime NYC” Japanese Entertainment Festival Online

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The Press Release:
Leading livestream shopping platform NTWRK (thentwrk.com) and Japanese pop culture festival Anime NYC Powered By Crunchyroll (animenyc.com) today announced they will partner to present an online edition of Anime NYC. Earlier this year, Anime NYC’s live event – originally anticipated to draw 50,000 unique attendees – was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Now, in place of a physical gathering in New York City, Anime NYC will be open to attendees around the world and headquartered online inside the NTWRK app.

Anime NYC Powered By Crunchyroll is the second largest Japanese pop culture convention in the US, and in previous years it has welcomed major brands including Crunchyroll, Aniplex of America Inc., Bandai Namco Arts, Bluefin, Funimation, GKIDS, Kodansha, Sentai Filmworks, VIZ Media, and Yen Press, and it has played host to guests such as directors Yoshiyuki Tomino and Fumihiko Sori, voice actors Aoi Yuki and Rie Kugimiya, and musical guests Aimer and Luna Haruna.
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Presenting The 2020 Crunchyroll Anime Awards Winners

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Earlier this evening, the 2020 Crunchyroll Anime Awards were handed out to the best and brightest in Anime entertainment and as many of you might recall, we lined out the run of nominations for this award just about a month ago. To keep this easier for you, I’ve left the full list of nominees and have highlighted the winner so you can see what was beat out. Let’s scroll through the list now shall we?

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Anime of the Year:
Carole & Tuesday
WINNER – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Mob Psycho 100 II
O Maidens in Your Savage Season
The Promised Neverland
Vinland Saga
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Crunchyroll Expo Announces Dates & Tickets For 2020 Event

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The Press Release:
Anime lovers rejoice! Crunchyroll Expo is back! CRX is returning September 4-6, 2020 to the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California. This is the foremost spot for anime world premieres, exclusive news, guest panels, and official limited edition merch. The best part of all is we’ve got you covered!

For a limited time only, Early Bird tickets will be on sale starting November 26, 2019 at 9 AM PT/ 12 PM ET! Early Bird tickets are the lowest price and the best time to secure your tickets! While you’re at it, don’t miss out on securing your hotel by reserving through our official Crunchyroll Expo hotel link!

Get ready for the anime event of the year and stay tuned for more updates coming soon!

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I just spent this past weekend at the awesome Anime NYC convention which is an obvious Anime and Manga show and its known for being “powered by Crunchyroll”. This event seems 100% focused on Crunchyroll and it will be curated by the folks at ReedPOP who do the New York Comic Con, Book Expo and Book Con that we regularly attend if we secure the approvals. Though this event will take place on the Left Coast and will not be something that I can easily attend, I shall keep listening for new updates that might pique your interest. Stay tuned for more and to see a wealth of photos from the recent NYCC and ANYC be sure to follow and enjoy all the stuff being posted to our Official Instagram. See you soon.

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