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RetroCrush Adds Ninja Scroll: The Series, Saiyuki Reload, 3 More Anime

posted on by Adriana Hazra
Service also adds Ninja Senshi Tobikage, Magical Emi: Semishigure, "Magical Emi, the Magic Star"

Digital Media Rights announced on Thursday the new titles that will stream on its RetroCrush streaming service in December.

The titles include:

All the titles will stream in Japanese with English subtitles. Ninja Scroll: The Series and Saiyuki Reload will also stream with an English dub. Magical Emi, the Magic Star and Magical Emi: Semishigure 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."

RetroCrush's streaming partners include Discotek Media, TMS, NHK, Studio Pierrot, AMG, Happinet, and Right Stuf 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 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

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