Tag Archives: Anime

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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Funimation and pop culture retailer FYE partner on My Hero Academia product line

The anime giant, Funimation has struck up a new partnership with FYE, a specialty retailer of pop culture merchandise, to launch a new collection of My Hero Academia-themed exclusive products. The first launch in the new partnership is the curation of an exclusive My Hero Academia Crate, a subscription box …

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How the West was won: Japanese art and its impact on kids’ entertainment

Take a look at some of the highest performing animation or properties within the children’s space today and you’ll notice the creeping influence of Eastern culture infiltrating the style and look of so much we experience here in the West. Spin Master’s Bakugan – to name just one example – …

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