30 Japanese anime studios to offer over 3,000 FREE titles in new AnimeLog YouTube channel
With the anime gaining an ever-growing international fan base, it’s no surprise that there is a demand for more accessible content. And it looks like our wishes have been granted as 30 Japanese anime companies have come together on a new YouTube channel named AnimeLog to provide free anime episodes for all.
Notable companies such as Toei Animation (A play, Digimon), Tezuka Productions (Kimba The White Lion, Black Jack), Kodansha (Noragami, Akira, Cardcaptor Sakura), Nippon Animation (Hunter x hunter), Shogakukan-Shueisha Prod. (Inuyasha, Ranma Â½, Hamtaro) and Shin-Ei Animation (Doraemon, Crayon Shin-Chan) will share their favorite titles on this platform. The chain aims to have 3000 animated titles through 2022, with the number of views per month reaching 300 million.
Anime shows on AnimeLog are currently only available in Japan. But, they intend to include English and Chinese subtitles in the future in order to reach its international audience. (Going through Animation review)
Launch titles will include Black jack, based on Osamu Tezuka’s manga, the 1978 series directed by Hayao Miyazaki Future Boy Conan by Nippon Animation, Astro boy, Lucy of the Southern Rainbow and Aesop’s fables.
Some animation companies such as Kadokawa and Toei Animation already operate their own animation channels on YouTube. However, many believe that by joining forces there is a greater possibility of developing a larger audience and earning more ad revenue. Additionally, it will discourage anime fans from illegally streaming anime on other sites.
AnimeLog was started by AnalyzeLog, which has previously worked with some of these studios such as Toei Animation, Shogakukan, and Shin-Ei Animation. AnalyzeLog was formed in 2018 with the support of seed capital from US Next10 Ventures and its founder, Benjamin Grubbs.
You can subscribe to their YouTube channel and follow their Twitter @AnimeLogTokyo for further updates.
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