Post Reply Crunchyroll Partners With NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan to Co-Develop Anime
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Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it has partnered with NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan (NUEJ) to co-develop new anime titles. The two companies did not announce any specific titles, but mentioned they are aiming for "international appeal."


I saw this news today. Apparently, "Crunchyroll is partnering with NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan to co-develop anime. They will most certainly end up here on CR for stream. How do people feel about this?

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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-07-12/crunchyroll-partners-with-nbcuniversal-entertainment-japan-to-co-develop-anime/.118652
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Seeing that Funimation partnered up with NBCU that this is pretty much an extension of that now that Crunchyroll is partners with Funimation.
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I mean any kind of partnership would be crucial if CR doesn't want to have a bidding war against Amazon. Amazon has Noitamina and Animeism under its belt.
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I think CR knows more about what international anime fans want than any large company. It's a smart move on both sides. Hopefully it means that Japan is starting to take the international market seriously.
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I look forward to seeing what they develop. CR has contributed to few anime in the past, mostly shorts as I recall, and I enjoyed them.
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domvina wrote:

I look forward to seeing what they develop. CR has contributed to few anime in the past, mostly shorts as I recall, and I enjoyed them.

quite a few non-shorts as well. Kiznaiver, Idol Incidents, Masamune-kun's Revenge, Kemono Friends, Resturant to Another World and probably Ancient Magus Bride off the top of my head.
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Hopefully it results in some good anime.
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Not much to say. I have to wait and see what happens sounds like more of a production commite stuff.

I think it more like here is some money we want the rights to the anime you make.
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domvina wrote:

I look forward to seeing what they develop. CR has contributed to few anime in the past, mostly shorts as I recall, and I enjoyed them.

quite a few non-shorts as well. Kiznaiver, Idol Incidents, Masamune-kun's Revenge, Kemono Friends, Resturant to Another World and probably Ancient Magus Bride off the top of my head.


I know I saw there name in the credits for Magical girl raising project as well.

i didn't know they tossed money at Kemono friends as well! goes to show you you never know what will be a hit.
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Looking forward to seeing what projects come out of this. Also curious if they'll explain more on what they mean by "international appeal".

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Austershalin wrote:

Looking forward to seeing what projects come out of this. Also curious if they'll explain more on what they mean by "international appeal".


As CR is an international service it could be as simple as "anime similar to those that have performed well on Crunchyroll".
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Austershalin wrote:

Looking forward to seeing what projects come out of this. Also curious if they'll explain more on what they mean by "international appeal".



This is exactly what caught my eye as well. I can certainly say that a bunch of the shows I have enjoyed in the past may not line up with that statement, and a bunch of the shows I haven't enjoyed at all or have no interest in could line up with it.

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curr0001 wrote:


I know I saw there name in the credits for Magical girl raising project as well.

i didn't know they tossed money at Kemono friends as well! goes to show you you never know what will be a hit.


I didn't actually watch Kemono Friends so I'm not sure but I saw Hime appeared in episode 8 so I'm assuming they had some part in the funding of it.
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paulchaested wrote:

I mean any kind of partnership would be crucial if CR doesn't want to have a bidding war against Amazon. Amazon has Noitamina and Animeism under its belt.


Is that what this entire partnership thing they've been getting into is all about? Are they trying to band together against the competition? I mean I get it, but I'm not sure it's the best thing for people who want to make anime. I always thought kickstarter type community driven production is the absolute best thing for anime.
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paulchaested wrote:

I mean any kind of partnership would be crucial if CR doesn't want to have a bidding war against Amazon. Amazon has Noitamina and Animeism under its belt.


Hopefully that's the case cause a bidding war against a behemoth with insane deep pockets would be a death sentence, even wallmart is struggling playing catch up with the E-commerce beast.




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