Tubi will start by streaming ten films from the Japanese mega-franchise.
Harmony Gold USA and Japan’s Big West, two companies at the center of the long-running dispute over the “Macross” franchise, have struck a groundbreaking deal that few fans saw coming.
Most of the films are on the streamer now, with World War II drama “In This Corner of the World” coming next year.
The anime musical hits Japanese theaters this fall and will come to North America soon.
The studio has recently invested in a number of anime productions.
The U.S. Department of Justice has extended its antitrust review of the sale, reports tech site The Information.
The feature hits North American theaters on April 23.
Last year’s highest-grossing animated feature will finally release in North America.
“It was Otsuka-san who taught me the fun of working,” Hayao Miyazaki once wrote.
It still fell far short of the “Demon Slayer” opening last fall.
According to Ryoko, her wages are high for a young animator in the country.
The streamer will cover tuition fees and around $1,400/mo in living costs for participants in its new Wit Animator Academy.
“The more you expand your own emotional journey through life, the more the movie gives back to you,” says Desrumaux.
The exhibition will look at Suzuki’s early career as a magazine editor and how it shaped his work as a producer.
Animated features outnumbered live action in Japan’s box-office top ten this weekend.
In other news: Pixar’s “Soul” has opened in China to a modest $5.5 million.
The film will get a theatrical release in Japan in summer 2021.
The film could overtake “Spirited Away” and top the all-time ranking within the next couple weeks.
The sale, if approved, will represent a major consolidation of global anime streaming and distribution.