Disney+ Starts Distributing Japanese Anime In April, And Lineup Revealed

On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Disney+, the online streaming service, announced that for the first time, Japanese anime will be distributed on the platform.

Summertime Rendering, an anime adaptation of Udon Entertainment’s manga, and Black Rock Shooter Dawn Fall, a spin-off from the media franchise Black Rock Shooter, will begin streaming exclusively in Japan in April.

Summertime Rendering will be available on April 15 at 4:25 a.m., and Black Rock Shooter Dawn Fall will be available on April 3 at 11:00 p.m. As of now, no dates for global distribution are available.

Disney plans to release more animes for streaming in the spring of this year, including SPY x FAMILY, The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2, Paripi Koumei, Tomodachi Game, Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is a Tough World for Mobs, and Skeleton Knight in Another World.

Previously, the company claimed that it would bring an anime adaptation of Masaaki Yuasa’s cult series sequel Tatami Time Machine Blues to the platform, as well as an adaptation of the hit mobile game Twisted Wonderland.

Furthermore, Gaku Narita, Executive Producer of Disney’s original content, and Takuto Yawata, Executive Producer, will give a presentation titled “Disney Plus, Local Content Produced in Japan to the World” at the upcoming business seminar at the world’s largest anime event “AnimeJapan 2022,” which begins on March 26.

Earlier this month, Disney+ announced a strategic partnership with Nippon Television Holdings to bring the latest season of the detective drama The Files of Young Kindaichi, starring Shunsuke Michieda. On April 24, 2022, it will make its debut on Disney+ in Japan for the first time.

Disney started the video platform “Disney +” in 2019. Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more.

Source: Oricon

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