Crunchyroll, a global anime brand and streamer, and Japanese TV channel Fuji TV are teaming up to bring fans more anime through the development and production of new series. These titles will air in Japan on Fuji TV’s + Ultra programming block and air on Crunchyroll in more than 200 countries and territories.
Through this partnership, Crunchyroll will work with Fuji TV and creative company Slow Curve to co-develop and co-produce a list of series starting in April 2022. Upcoming programming includes:
- Estab-Vie – An original title by producer and director Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion)
- A new project by popular manga artist Tsutomu Nihei (Aposimz, Knight of Sidonie, BLAME!) and polygonal images
Crunchyroll will exclusively air each series coinciding with the premiere on + Ultra, Fuji TV’s midnight animated block. The lineup, which debuted in 2018, offers popular anime titles to Japanese viewers. The series will air on Crunchyroll to the brand’s global community of over five million subscribers and over 120 million registered users. The streamer will also manage the license and consumer product rights for each title worldwide outside of Asia.
Fuji TV and Crunchyroll are currently collaborating on Muv-Luv Alternative, the long-awaited anime based on a hit game. This series will examine how humanity lives and dies on the brink of extinction. Starting in October, Fuji TV’s + Ultra block will air the series and Crunchyroll will broadcast the series worldwide outside of Asia.
Slow Curve is an integrated creative company that has been involved in the content planning and promotion of various popular animated series. The company will work with Fuji TV and Crunchyroll to create cartoons for fans around the world.