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Crunchyroll Competing With Netflix After Major Anime Deal?

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The year 2022 is all about anime and its rising popularity. Several streaming platforms have started competing against one another to grab the best titles and acquire more subscribers. Similarly, it seems like Crunchyroll, one of the leading streaming platforms dedicated to anime, is trying to keep up its popularity among anime fans.

Netflix To Stream 13 Major Anime Titles Starting September 2022

Netflix recently announced a major non-inclusive deal with Japan’s Nippon TV. As per the deal, Netflix will stream 13 popular anime titles on its platform starting in September.

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The titles that are a part of this deal include:

  • From Me to You
  • From Me to You 2nd Season
  • Death Note
  • Death Note: Relight 1 (Death Note Relight – Visions of a God)
  • Death Note: Relight 2 (Death Note Relight 2 – L’s Successors)
  • Hunter x Hunter (2011) 
  • Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!
  • Claymore
  • 1997 Berserk
  • Monster
  • Ouran High School Host Club
  • Parasyte -the maxim-
  • NANA

Crunchyroll Announces Popular Anime Movies To Stream In September

Just a day after Netflix announced this deal, Crunchyroll has now announced that it will stream some of the most popular anime movies on its platform. As per Anime News Network, these movies will stream on the platform every Thursday and one Wednesday in the month of September. More so, this streaming date coincides with the very same timeline on which Netflix will start streaming these 13 titles.

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Here is the complete list of anime movies that will premiere on Crunchyroll’s streaming platform.

September-1

  • Afro Samurai: Resurrection
  • BanG Dream! Poppin’ Dream!

September-8

  • Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System: Case.1 Crime and Punishment
  • Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System: Case.2 First Guardian
  • Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System: Case.3 Beyond the Pale of Vengeance
  • Odd Taxi: In the Woods

September-15

  • Sword of the Stranger
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
  • Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic

Apart from this, Crunchyroll will stream the latest anime movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0 on September 21. This is followed by Free! The Movie -Timeless Medley- the Bond, Free! The Movie -Timeless Medley- the Promise, High Speed! -Free! Starting Days, and Free! -Road to the World- The Dream which is slated to stream on September 22.

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Finally, on the month’s final Thursday (September 29), Crunchyroll will stream:

  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I – Initiation
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion II – Transgression
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion III – Glorification

Will Netflix & Crunchyroll Compete In The Future?

Lately, Netflix has been aggressively working on the marketing of its anime content. Moreover, Kohei Obara, Netflix’s director of anime, earlier stated that half of its global subscribers watched anime on their platform in 2021.

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This expansion can be a game changer for Netflix which lost almost a million subscribers between April and July 2022. Given how focused Netflix is on expanding its domain in the anime content world, it could mean that Crunchyroll might have to face major competition in the future.

In the past, Crunchyroll took a big game-changing decision by acquiring popular anime retailer Right Stuf. Furthermore, this decision to stream new anime movies in September could be a move to curb its competition.

What do you think of Crunchyroll’s latest anime movie list set to stream in September? Plus, do you think the two streaming platforms are competing for subscribers? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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