Twitch Embraces Anime with Marathons of RWBY and Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters

Anime series, talk shows, convention footage, and more to start airing today

SAN FRANCISCO – October 5, 2017 – Social video service Twitch today announced a month-long celebration of anime highlighted by marathons of Rooster Teeth's RWBY and the 4K Media, Inc. managed classic, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters. In addition, anime fans will be treated to live talk shows, gameplay and art streams from Twitch creators, and anime content from New York Comic-Con. The marathons begin with RWBY on October 9 at 11:00 a.m. PDT, followed by Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters on October 15. All of the content will be viewable online with the full list of events detailed at Twitch.tv/p/watch/anime.

Anime fans can watch and chat with fellow community members during these programs:

  • October 8 -- New York Comic-Con's official Twitch livestream interview with the RWBY cast and crew at 12:00 p.m. PDT

  • October 9 -- Hyper RPG's HyperOtaku one-hour marathon pre-show from 10:00-11:00 a.m. PDT

  • October 9-14 -- Rooster Teeth's RWBY marathon at 11:00 a.m. PDT

  • October 12 & 16th - Manga illustration stream with Shillin from 1:00-2:00 p.m. PDT

  • October 15 -- Yu-Gi-Oh! marathon pre-show featuring StreamFourStar from 11:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. PDT

  • October 15-30 -- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters marathon at 12:00 p.m. PDT

“Anime is really hot on Twitch right now since our community is passionate about being able to interact around this kind of content,” said Annie Berrones, Director of Emerging Content Marketing at Twitch. “Given their engagement and enthusiasm, we are taking the experience one step further by featuring back-to-back marathons of RWBY and Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, along with anime-driven entertainment from our content creators.”

“We're thrilled to partner with Twitch for this incredible and unique opportunity to bring the RWBY community together,” said Gray G. Haddock, Head of Rooster Teeth Animation. “This is a perfect opportunity to relive all of the great moments from the first four volumes, or experience them for the first time, as we prepare to launch Volume 5 on October 14.”

This month Twitch is also releasing new, exclusive emotes themed after some of the featured series. Emotes will be accessible to viewers who subscribe to the TwitchPresents channel.

About Twitch
Twitch is the world's leading social video service and community for gamers. Each day, millions of community members gather to watch, talk, and chat about shared interests. Twitch's video service is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for all types of content, including the entire video game ecosystem, the creative arts, vlogging (IRL), and more. Twitch also runs TwitchCon, the annual convention for celebrating the Twitch community. For more information about Twitch, visit our Press Center, Twitter feed (#Twitch), and Blog.

About Rooster Teeth
Rooster Teeth is a pioneering media and entertainment company responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. They also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan; the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast; and Immersion, a reality format that brings video game theory to the real world. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 38 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique monthly visitors to its RoosterTeeth.com hub and 2 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is now a subsidiary of Fullscreen Media, a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at RoosterTeeth.com.

About 4k Media
New York City-based 4K Media, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.) is a brand management and production company best known for its management of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise outside of Asia. This year, the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime brand celebrates its 15th anniversary of entertaining and engaging young audiences in the United States and globally outside of Asia. 2017 marks its next exciting theatrical release, Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions. Beyond Yu-Gi-Oh!, 4K Media is also actively expanding both its licensing and production slate to incorporate other brands including the recently announced representation of Rebecca Bonbon. The Yu-Gi-Oh! website is available at www.Yu-Gi-Oh!.com.

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