Crunchyroll Partners With NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan to Co-Develop Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it has partnered with NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan (NUEJ) to co-develop new anime titles. The two companies did not announce any specific titles, but mentioned they are aiming for "international appeal."
NUEJ, previously known as Pioneer LDC and later Geneon Entertainment before merging with Universal Pictures Japan in 2009, is a home media distribution company and anime producer. Crunchyroll has previously acted as an international distributor for NUEJ-produced anime titles, including The Fruit of Grisaia, STARMYU 2, Drifters, Berserk and Seven Mortal Sins.
As of February, Crunchyroll's streaming service has reached more than one million subscribers.