Crunchyroll, the world’s largest anime distributor, is teaming up with HBO Max and will be a ton of shows to the platform. The two streaming giants announced their collaboration and the series coming to HBO Max at launch.
Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer, for HBO Max went on to say: “Anime is a celebrated, diverse art form with a rich culture rooted in imaginative worlds and vibrant characters. Crunchyroll has centralized these fantastic adventures for everyone to enjoy. This WarnerMedia family collaboration is bringing together an incredible collection of content with a passionate fandom, and HBO Max is tottemo ureshiii [very happy] to expand the reach of this inventive artistry.”
Joanne Waage, General Manager of Crunchyroll, went on to add: “The HBO brand is known for premiere content and innovative storytelling. By bringing series from Crunchyroll to HBO Max, we hope to introduce anime to a wider audience who appreciates compelling stories told through this dynamic medium. Together with HBO Max, we are delivering the maximum reach for these incredible anime series, and we can’t wait for new fans to fall in love with anime.”
As for the titles that will be available at launch? Well, they have a pretty large selection, including Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Full Series, Re: ZERO – Starting Life in Another World– (Director’s Cut) – Season 1 (13 episodes and 1 OVA), Kill la Kill – Season 1 (24 episodes), and Berserk – Seasons 1 and 2 (26 episodes). They also announced that Hunter X Hunter and Death Note would be available after the initial launch.
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