Crunchyroll Announces Slate of Summer Anime Partnerships

Multiple anime series housed by Crunchyroll have new licensing deals.
License Global

August 23, 2021

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Crunchyroll, a global anime brand has announced its latest slate of anime licensing deals for series including “Jujutsu Kaisen,” “Junji Ito Collection,” “Dr. Stone,” “Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card” and “Captain Tsubasa” among others.

New domestic Crunchyroll licensing partnerships include the following titles:

  • “Berserk” anime series, based on a manga by Kentaro Miura, granted to First 4 Figures for figurines and vinyl figures;

    • “Bungo Stray Dogs” granted to Otaku Lamps for lamps and signs;

      • “Burn the Witch” granted to D&D Entertainment for accessories and home décor;

        • “Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card” granted to Fukuya USA for plush;

          • “Darling in the Franxx” granted to Otaku Lamps for lamps and signs;

            • “Dr. Stone” granted to Boss Fight Studios for action figures, D&D Entertainment for accessories and home decor, Don’t Panic Games for board games and Monogram International for novelties;

              • “Given” granted to Otaku Lamps for lamps and signs;

                • “Haikyu!!” granted to Otaku Lamps for lamps and signs and Monogram International for novelties;

                  • “Jujutsu Kaisen” signed to several licensees including Abysse for novelties, Kitsune Statue, Megahouse and Taka for figurines, D&D Entertainment for accessories and home decor and Espada Art for wall art;

                    • “Rent-A-Girlfriend” granted to D&D Entertainment for accessories and home décor;

                      • “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime” granted to D&D Entertainment for accessories and home décor;

                        • “The God of High School” granted to Just Funky for accessories, home decor, beverage, dinner and drinkware;

                          • “Junji Ito Collection” granted to Monogram International for novelties and Ata-Boy for magnets, buttons, patches pins and more;

                            • “The Rising of the Shield Hero” granted to D&D Entertainment for accessories and home décor;

                              • “Tonikawa: Over the Moon for You” granted to Great Eastern Entertainment for apparel and accessories;

                                • “Tower of God” granted to Just Funky for novelties and accessories; and

                                  • The Crunchyroll brand was granted to Running Press for “Essential Anime,” a guide that highlights 50 Japanese animated series and feature films. “Essential Anime” will be published in April 2022 by Running Press and is available for pre-order now wherever books are sold.

                                    New European Crunchyroll licensing partnerships include:

                                    • “Captain Tsubasa” granted to McDonald’s for promotions in France, to Célio for direct-to-retail collections in France and EMEA, to Parga Basim for gifting in Turkey and to Ulupinar for textiles in Turkey;

                                      • “My Hero Academia” granted to Urban City for a direct-to-retail collection in Poland and to A Plus Media for the launch of a mobile game with more than 2.3 million downloads across Europe;

                                        • “Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card” granted to Bershka for a direct-to-retail collection available across Europe;

                                          • “Bleach” granted to Bershka for a direct-to-retail collection launching soon; and

                                            • Stor SL granted the licenses to “One Punch Man,” “My Hero Academia” and “Death Note” for tableware across Spain, Portugal and France.

                                              “This has been a big year for anime and we’re proud to serve a global community of fans by bringing them the best merchandise from all of their favorite series across categories,” says John Leonhardt, consumer products head, Crunchyroll. “This diverse slate of domestic and international licensing partnerships proves that anime truly is for everyone!”

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