RetroCrush Adds Story of Saiunkoku, True Tears, Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact!, Miss Machiko Anime (Updated)
posted on by Adriana Hazra
Digital Media Rights revealed on Friday that it has licensed four new anime titles for its RetroCrush streaming service. The titles The Story of Saiunkoku, True Tears, Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact!, and Miss Machiko are new additions to the roster of recent licenses the company acquired.
The company also announced the release dates for eight anime titles that will stream on its RetroCrush streaming service in June.
The titles will release on consecutive Fridays in June:
- Black Jack (1993 OVA) - June 5
- A Time Slip of 10000 Years: Prime Rose - June 5
- The Story of Saiunkoku (ColourCloud Palace) - June 12
- Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact! - June 12
- True Tears - June 19
- Jungle Emperor Leo (2009) - June 19
- Miss Machiko - June 26
- Undersea Super Train: Marine Express - June 26
RetroCrush is a free, ad-supported video-on-demand service. The service has apps on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, and smart TVs, in addition to being available on browsers. The service launched in March with 12 titles, and added 18 more anime titles in May.
Digital Media Rights stated to ANN that its goal with the streaming service is to "serve as a community built for the consumption and discussion of the Golden Age of Japanese animation, (and some not so retro), from the perspectives of pop culture, fandom, art, internet memes & more."
The service plans to include a library of content that "hasn't had proper streaming releases outside of Japan."
Update: RetroCrush confirmed with ANN that its service is only available in the United States and Canada. The company added it "would like to expand in the future but for the time being there is no plan to go international."
Source: Email correspondence
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