Crunchyroll announces first of its kind partnership with AnimagiC

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    Crunchyroll announces first of its kind partnership with AnimagiC

    The ultimate anime destination joins forces with Germany’s top anime and manga convention for a groundbreaking partnership, starting from this year’s edition

    May 22, 2024 Crunchyroll, the global brand providing fans with the ultimate anime experience, has announced today that it is partnering with AnimagiC, Germany’s top anime and manga convention, in a first-of-its-kind sponsorship.

    Held yearly at the renowned Congress Center Rosengarten in Mannheim, Germany, AnimagiC has connected the creators of anime, manga, Japanese music, games and pop culture with their dedicated fans since its inception in 1999.
    Each year, AnimagiC is sold out with 34,000 visitors in total.

    For the very first time starting from this year’s edition, Crunchyroll is joining forces with the anime convention, bringing its own magic and fun in a partnership which will provide fans with the very best experience of both manga and anime worlds.

    To mark the start of the partnership, Crunchyroll will attend this year’s AnimagiC with a range of exciting screenings and special guests, as well as extensive Crunchyroll visibility and branding within the convention. Crunchyroll will have its own, branded 500-seater screening room, named Crunchyroll Cinema, which will host exclusive panels with top International guests – as well as daily screenings of much loved Crunchyroll titles. During the convention, fans will also be able to take part in unmissable signing sessions with their favourite guests visiting all the way from Japan.

    Speaking about this very special partnership, Crunchyroll Regional Marketing and Emerging Markets VIP Ariane Sunder says: “AniMagiC is truly a magical place for fans, creators, and licensors alike. We are thrilled to be part of this celebration of anime and manga, and can’t wait to share the latest seasonal announcements in our own dedicated Crunchyroll arena, introduce our guests from Japan, and most of all, share the best and latest anime content as AnimagiC’s partner in the Crunchyroll Cinema. We’re proud to work with AniMagiC to showcase how the power of anime connects individuals on a global scale.”

    AnimagiC CEO Thomas Webler adds: “Myself and my whole Team are very excited to partner up with Crunchyroll, the world’s leading anime streaming service, to bring renowned guests of honor and their outstanding works to AnimagiC. The dedicated German-speaking fans can look forward to sensational guest and program announcements in the upcoming weeks. We will celebrate an amazing AnimagiC 2024 together and offer an outstanding Live-Event-Experience, supported by Crunchyroll.”

    About Crunchyroll
    Crunchyroll connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with the content and experiences they love. In addition to free ad-supported and subscription premium content, Crunchyroll serves the anime community across events, theatrical, games, consumer products, collectibles and manga publishing.
    Anime fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime through Crunchyroll and translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts — top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast. 

    The Crunchyroll app is available on over 15 platforms, including all gaming consoles.

    Crunchyroll, LLC is an independently operated joint venture between US-based Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Japan’s Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., both subsidiaries of Tokyo-based Sony Group.

    About AnimagiC
    AnimagiC is Germany’s top anime and manga convention, connecting the creators of anime, manga, Japanese music, games and (pop) culture with their dedicated fans. First held in 1999, the convention moved to its current location at the Congress Center Rosengarten in Mannheim in 2017, where it now presents its 3-day program on 4 floors with 2 concert halls and numerous panel and screening rooms during the first Weekend of August. Cooperating closely with German, Japanese and international industry leaders, AnimagiC hosts renowned and up-and-coming guests of honor and music acts from Japan along with its own film festival for animated movies and series, showcasing world, European and national premieres, concerts, workshops, signing sessions and discussion panels, large gaming, exhibition and shopping areas and a diverse supporting program, including the AnimagiC Stage Cosplay Contest. AnimagiC is sold out with 34000 Visitors in Total, each year.

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