Crunchyroll, a leading anime streaming platform, is kicking off the New Year with a slate of new partners across categories for “The Junji Ito Collection,” a horror anime anthology.
Partners include Abysse, Ata-Boy, CTC Food, Ripple Junction and more.
“Over the last year, we’ve seen anime continue to be a powerful force in popular culture, and ‘The Junji Ito Collection,’ with its unique take on the macabre, was no exception,” says John Leonhardt, head, consumer products, Crunchyroll. “Through the beautiful and terrifying, this collection of scary stories has inspired lines of apparel, skateboards, toys, games and more. We look forward to providing fans around the world with a whole new line of ‘Junji Ito’ merchandise to enjoy in the year ahead.”
Crunchyroll is also announcing two new licensing partners for “The Junji Ito Collection,” including a publishing campaign with IDW Publishing to bring a full line of “Junji Ito” artbooks, coloring books, board games, tarot cards and more to market in late 2020/early 2021, and a campaign with Funko to create Funko Pop! vinyl figurines, toys, pins, consumables and more.