• remind me tomorrow
  • remind me next week
  • never remind me
Subscribe to the ANN Newsletter • Wake up every Sunday to a curated list of ANN's most interesting posts of the week. read more

Crunchyroll Joins Forces With WEBTOON for New Animated Content

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

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.

Source: Crunchyroll

discuss this in the forum (46 posts) |
bookmark/share with: short url

Interest homepage / archives