Crunchyroll, the world’s most popular anime brand, has added “Mobile Suit Gundam,” the first series within the Gundam franchise, to its extensive anime library of more than 1,000 titles and 30,000 episodes.
All 42 episodes of the godfather of the mecha genre have headed to Crunchyroll, in both English dub and subtitles. The subtitled series will also be coming soon to Crunchyroll’s international regions in French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.
“Mobile Suit Gundam” complements the more than 10 Gundam titles currently available for fan’s streaming pleasure. Crunchyroll is currently managing the merchandise rights for five “Gundam” titles across North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Gundam plastic models (Gunplas) make up 90 percent of the Japanese character plastic-model market, with more than 500 million models sold to date.
North American merchandising licensees include Bioworld Merchandising, Just Funky, FigPin, Trends Intl. and Loot Crate.