RetroCrush Adds Shrine of the Morning Mist, Zetman Anime, Lupin III Specials in November
posted on by Alex Mateo
Digital Media Rights announced on Monday the new titles that will stream on its RetroCrush streaming service in November.
The titles will launch on consecutive Fridays in November:
- Yakushiji Ryōko no Kaiki Jikenbo (Ryoko's Case Files) - November 5
- Zetman - November 12
- Shrine of the Morning Mist - November 19
- Lupin III: Alcatraz Connection - November 24
- Lupin III: Operation Return the Treasure - November 24
- Lupin III: The Elusive Mist - November 24
- Lupin III: the Last Job - November 24
All the titles will stream in Japanese with English subtitles. Shrine of the Morning Mist will also stream with an English dub. Ryoko's Case Files will be exclusive to the service.
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."
Pluto TV added a RetroCrush programming block to its 'Anime All Day' channel in March. The channel has eight-hour RetroCrush blocks on Thursdays and Saturdays. Redbox added RetroCrush to its streaming service as a 24-hour channel in August, and also added anime titles to the free, ad-supported on demand (AVOD) section of its streaming service.
Source: Email correspondence