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Crunchyroll Celebrates the World of Anime at the Annecy Festival

Crunchyroll brings the international premiere of the soccer anime film BLUE LOCK THE MOVIE -EPISODE NAGI-, the anime series Zom 100 in the official TV competition section, and an Industry Panel to this year's festival

Paris, France (May 10, 2024) – Crunchyroll, the ultimate home for anime worldwide, will be attending the International Animation Film Festival of Annecy from June 11 to 14 in France. Crunchyroll brings the highly anticipated soccer anime BLUE LOCK THE MOVIE -EPISODE NAGI-, which will have its International Premiere as part of the newly announced ‘Annecy Presents’ section, and the anime horror comedy series Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, an official selection of the TV Films competition category. Additionally, Crunchyroll's SVP of Global Commerce Mitchel Berger will host an industry panel celebrating the world of anime.

The Annecy Festival inspires and rocks the world to the rhythm of animation by highlighting the creative dynamism and richness this sector represents. From exclusive presentations of the latest animated works to demonstrations of the latest and future trends via meetings with seasoned directors and emerging talents, the Annecy International Animation Festival is an exciting celebration in an exceptional setting. The official competition of the festival rewards every year short and feature films, series, graduation films and commissioned films, all made in animation.

The International premiere of the he highly anticipated soccer anime film scheduled in the new program “Annecy Presents


“That's a hassle.” That was second-year high schooler Nagi Seishiro's favorite phrase as he lived his dull life. Until Mikage Reo, a classmate who dreamed of winning the World Cup, discovered Nagi's hidden skill, inspiring him to play soccer and share his outstanding talent. One day, he receives an invitation to the mysterious BLUE LOCK Project. What awaits him there is an encounter with the finest strikers assembled from across the country. Nagi's dream of becoming the best, alongside Reo, will take this prodigy to a world he's never known.

A prodigy can only be shaped when someone discovers him….now, striker Nagi Seishiro's incredible talent and persona will set the soccer world ablaze..

Directed by Shunsuke Ishikawa. Original story by Muneyuki Kaneshiro. Manga by Kōta Sannomiya. Produced by Eightbit.

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead

The first episode, which streamed in 2023 on Crunchyroll, takes part in the official competition in the TV Films category.


The entire city is being ravaged by the undead, but Akira has never felt more alive! That's why he is on a mission to complete all 100 items on his bucket list.

Directed by Shunsuke Ishikawa. Original story by Muneyuki Kaneshiro. Manga by Kōta Sannomiya with Character Design by Yūsuke Nomura. Produced by Eightbit.

Wednesday, June 12 | 3:30 PM CET
Haute-Savoie Chambre de Métiers et de l'Artisanat

Crunchyroll Presents: The World of Anime

As interest worldwide is exploding, Anime is not coming: it's here right now. Join Mitchel Berger, Crunchyroll's Senior Vice President of Global Commerce, as he discusses the global phenomenon of anime and its impact on pop culture. He will provide insight on why anime is striking such a chord and how Crunchyroll and others are fueling fans' passion for it on a global scale.

Host: Crunchyroll's Michel Berger (Senior Vice President, Global Commerce)

About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with the content and experiences they love. In addition to free ad-supported and subscription premium content, Crunchyroll serves the anime community across events, theatrical, games, consumer products, collectibles and manga publishing.

Anime fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime through Crunchyroll and translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts — top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast.

The Crunchyroll app is available on over 15 platforms, including all gaming consoles.

Crunchyroll, LLC is an independently operated joint venture between US-based Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Japan's Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., both subsidiaries of Tokyo-based Sony Group.

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