News Crunchyroll Aims for 40,000 Subscribers in 3 Years, Joins AJA
posted on 2009-02-10 01:20 EST
The animeanime.jp news website reports that the TV Tokyo broadcasting station and Crunchyroll video-distribution website are aiming to register over 40,000 online subscribers in three years. The partnership's Anime Membership subscription program registered over 10,000 users within its first three weeks with Naruto, Gintama, Skip Beat!, and other TV Tokyo programming.
In a related development, the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) announced on Monday that Crunchyroll has joined the anime industry group as one of the 25 associate members on February 1. (The recently merged Geneon Universal Entertainment Japan company has taken Geneon Entertainment's associate membership spot in the group as of this month.) The 34 full members include Aniplex, Gainax, Gonzo, Satelight, Sunrise, Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, GENCO, Studio Ghibli, Tatsunoko Production, Tezuka Productions, Toei Animation, TOHO, TMS Entertainment, Bandai Visual, Pierrot, Production I.G. and BONES.