RetroCrush Adds Revolutionary Girl Utena Film, Boogiepop Phantom, 6 Other Anime in August
posted on by Adriana Hazra
Digital Media Rights announced on Wednesday the new titles that will stream on its RetroCrush streaming service in August.
The titles will launch on consecutive Fridays in August:
- Revolutionary Girl Utena: Adolescence of Utena (Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie) - August 6
- Boogiepop Phantom - August 13
- Boogiepop and Others - August 13
- Martian Successor Nadesico - August 20
- Martian Successor Nadesico: Gekigangar 3 - August 20
- Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picture - Prince of Darkness - August 20
- Tetsujin 28 - August 27
- Tetsujin 28: Morning Moon of Midday - August 27
All the titles will stream in Japanese with English subtitles as well as with an English dub.
RetroCrush is a free, ad-supported video-on-demand service available in the United States and Canada. 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 2020. A free ad-supported television (FAST) version of RetroCrush launched through the STIRR streaming service in July 2020.
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."
RetroCrush's streaming partners include Discotek Media, TMS, NHK, Studio Pierrot, AMG, and Happinet, among others.
NBC Universal's Peacock streaming service added a RetroCrush 24-hour anime streaming channel on June 10.
Pluto TV added a RetroCrush programming block to its 'Anime All Day' channel on March 4. The channel has eight-hour RetroCrush blocks on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Source: Email correspondence
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