Crunchyroll Announces WEBTOON Anime Production, Original Series

Seven Titles Announced

Crunchyroll announced its Crunchyroll Originals slate which includes an array of WEBTOON anime adaptations from Japanese animation studios and original series by Crunchyroll Studios. 

The announcement confirms WEBTOON anime adaptation of Tower of God by SIU will be joining Crunchyroll this Spring 2020. TELECOM ANIMATION FILMS is animating the series with production management by SOLA ENTERTAINMENT. The series is also joined by two newly announced anime adaptations

WEBTOON comic The God of High School by Yongje Park will receive an animation adaptation by MAPPA. The series is coming soon to Crunchyroll. 

Noblesse will receive a formal anime adaptation after its ONA was released in February 2016. Production I.G. will be animating the series and will be coming soon to Crunchyroll. 

Crunchyroll Studios Production will be releasing three new titles this year. Onyx Equinox created by Sofia Alexander features “a young Aztec boy is saved from death by the gods and chosen to act as ‘humanity’s champion,’ forced to discard his apathy toward his fellow man and prove humanity’s potential in a fight that spans across fantastical-yet-authentic Mesoamerican cultures.

Meiji Gekken: Sword & Gun (working title) takes place in Japan during the 1870’s. It features “an ensemble of characters – a former samurai, a yakuza bodyguard, a devious spy and a geisha assassin – as they try to find their place in the rapidly evolving Meiji-era while escaping the sins of their pasts…Inspired by historical events.”

High Guardian Spice by Raye Rodriguez will also be coming soon. It features “four fierce girls train to become great heroes at High Guardian Academy, where they form allegiances, uncover betrayals, and discover their true identities, while preparing to protect the world from an ominous unknown threat.”

Crunchyroll continues its initiative in co-production through funding and working with Japan since 2015. The platform co-produces over 60 titles including The Rising of the Shield Hero, A Place Further Than the Universe, The Junji Ito Collection, and others.

Source: press release

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