Tag Archives: Anime

PLAYMOBIL targets anime fans with NARUTO figures

Just in time for the 20th anniversary of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, PLAYMOBIL is releasing new figures from the cult anime series. Based on the manga comic of the same name, the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN anime series follows the adventures of the ninja Naruto. In time for the show’s special birthday later this year, 24 …

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Spin Master’s Bakugan becomes first franchise to air full-length episode in Roblox metaverse

Spin Master’s popular Bakugan franchise will be the first ever to premiere a full-length series episode on the global online platform, Roblox, when it makes its debut to the Roblox universe this September 8th. Bakugan is a global battling franchise that boasts an anime adventure series and digital content, as …

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Sony’s Funimation completes $1.175bn acquisition of anime platform Crunchyroll

The Sony owned Funimation Global Group has completed its acquisition of the anime platform, Crunchyroll from AT&T in a deal that closed out at $1.175bn. Finalising a deal that was first detailed in December 2020, it now sees the Crunchyroll business welcomed into the Funimation fold – a partnership made …

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Jasco Games teams with Asmodee USA for the worldwide release of the My Hero Academia Collectible Card Game

Tabletop publisher, Jasco Games has detailed the worldwide release of a new card game based on the popular anime franchise, My Hero Academia. Developed and launched in partnership with Asmodee USA, the My Hero Academia Collectible Card Game will land at retail this summer. The game will see players build …

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Global demand for anime ‘shows no signs of slowing’ as Crunchyroll details international licensing deals

The global anime brand, Crunchyroll, has detailed a full slate of licensing partnerships to span toys, collectables, board games, outdoor, and more, across its library of anime series, including the hit action series Jujutsu Kaisen, Bananya, and the Crunchyroll original series, The God of High School. The new suite of …

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Reemsborko eyes toy partners for hit action anime Baki

The pop culture licensing specialist, Reemsboro has detailed its plans to seek toy and collectables partners for the hit action anime property, Baki. The move comes as the firm is appointed the licensing agent for the property across Europe and Australasia. Baki has been the subject of multiple manga, anime, …

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Sony to purchase anime entertainment powerhouse Crunchyroll from WarnerMedia for $1.175bn

Sony Pictures Entertainment has reached an agreement with AT&T to purchase its Crunchyroll anime business – a direct-to-consumer service within the WarnerMedia segment – for a proposed $1.175bn. Under the deal, Crunchyroll anime will fall under Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc and Sony Music Entertainment Inc’s Funimation Global Group, a giant …

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Licensing Special: Life and licensing for Crunchyroll at the forefront of the anime explosion

Leading the charge of an estimated $20bn anime market is a rather pretty place to be sitting at the best of times, but with this value only expected to grow as the popularity of the Japanese art form continues to sweep across audiences to the West, it’s undoubtedly a large …

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Bandai UK sees ‘fantastic reaction’ to first Dragon Ball Super toys for mass kids’ market

Bandai UK has seen a “fantastic reaction” to its newest range of Dragon Ball Super action and collectable figures, the first range that the franchise has ever brought to the mass market space. The Dragon Ball Super range launched in January this year, marking a first for licensed toys of …

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Bandai named exclusive Funko distributor across Japan

The Japanese manufacturer and toy licensee, Bandai, has been named the exclusive distributor for Funko products across Japan, in the latest global move from the pop culture specialist. Under the new deal, Bandai will take full control of the distribution channel in Q4 of this year, with the goal of …

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