Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it has paired up with digital publisher WEBTOON to bring new, original animated content to the streaming service. The new animated projects will be based on WEBTOON's own property catalog.
WEBTOON's catalog includes many manga-inspired series. The platform's popular web comics include Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe, True Beauty by Yaongyi (voted #4 in this year's Tsugi ni Kuru manga awards web category), unOrdinary by uru-chan, I Love Yoo by Quimchee, and SubZero by Junepurr. The service's comic selection ranges from romance, drama, comedy, fantasy, and thrillers.
Both WEBTOON and Crunchyroll will handle the distribution, licensing, and retail of each new series.
Crunchyroll's parent company Ellation launched Ellation Studios last year. The division includes production facilities in Tokyo and Burbank, California.
Raye Rodriguez's High Guardian Spice will be the first "Crunchyroll Originals" animated project. It is scheduled to premiere this year.
Zero But Tower of God was already confirmed to get a full anime adaptation together with Noblesse. So you can scrap that off your wish list as it is coming.
But i agree with most of that list, half of them would be such sick anime series. Not too sure on The Gamer due to the huge infodump Jee-Han sometimes gets (though an animated series could deal with it just fine), but Hardcore Leveling Warrior and God of High School would be awesome as a series.
Personally i'd want UnOrdinary and Soul Cartel to be animated as well.
Taka: Virtual anime conventions - this year has been taking twists and turns. People are making adjustments. I think I spend over 100 dollars every time I go to Anime Expo each year (counting in total of badge cost, food, transportation, and merchandise).
Jul 2, 2020 2:14:05 GMT
Taka: I'll be saving money. Though, the pandemic has caused a lot of folks to have reduced hours, took time off, or laid off. Most folks' disposable income is a bit tight.
Jul 2, 2020 2:15:07 GMT
Dream: Done with TTM. See if I can get a review for it up sometime tonight.
Jul 2, 2020 20:46:41 GMT
almatorran: Good day everyone!
Jul 4, 2020 13:15:43 GMT
Taka: Happy 4th of July to those who live in the states!
Jul 4, 2020 18:24:21 GMT
Dream: With Appare Ranman resuming in a few weeks, guess I'll cream through whatever episodes were released before its delay to see if I'll stick with the remaining ones this season.
Jul 6, 2020 21:05:53 GMT
El_Directo: I'm just gon say this here. Anyone who hasn't seen god of highschool episode 1 should go check it out now! it fudging hype af!!! This is the era of webtoon/manhwas to make their name and shine.
Jul 6, 2020 22:11:05 GMT
Sona😈𝕿𝖍𝖊𝖂𝖎𝖈𝖐𝖊𝖉𝕺𝖓𝖊: Who plays trivia murder party around here?
Jul 7, 2020 11:58:30 GMT
Taka: So Tenchi Geminar has a school full of mostly girls just like Infinite Stratos and many harem shows.
Jul 8, 2020 6:50:40 GMT
Dream: Yeah. After Tenchi Muyo, Masaki Kajishima dabbled into several other harem titles, some of which not being based in the Tenchi timeline, which all have the same resolution of where the male lead "has them all." But they aren't really as popular.
Jul 8, 2020 14:20:06 GMT
Taka: I need to finish Geminar and GXP. Just cancel FUNimation which leaves me until July 23rd unless there are at least 3 shows that catch my eye from this season.
Jul 9, 2020 3:27:17 GMT
Dream: Believe GXP was pulled from Funi's streaming site last year because their digital rights to the series expired. But you should still be able to stream War on Geminar on their site.
Jul 9, 2020 13:36:38 GMT
Taka: Darn, for some reason I thought it was still there. I finished Geminar. Well, I guess I proceed and watch the rest of those OVAs on CR.
Jul 10, 2020 1:37:08 GMT
Taka: I think I can write a review on Geminar. I wished I made a discussion thread and kept notes on it. I tend to forget small details and make mistakes when interpreting character actions.
Jul 12, 2020 17:34:16 GMT