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HBO MAX Will Launch With Some of Crunchyroll’s Anime Catalog

Hunter X Hunter
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HBO MAX is coming, and it’s confusing. But if you’re a fan of the surprisingly deep selection of anime shows on streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, a new announcement might just get your attention. Warner Media is partnering with popular anime streaming service Crunchyroll to bring some of its most popular shows to HBO MAX.

It isn’t a total licensing deal—there are only 17 shows jumping over, and of those, mostly just one or two seasons. Still, it’s a win-win for both parties: HBO MAX will get an extra bit of content to make it that much more competitive in a tight field, and Crunchyroll (still a rare independent player in the space) will get more exposure from millions of new HBO customers.

Here’s the list of Crunchyroll’s licensed titles launching with HBO MAX on May 27th:

  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- (Director’s Cut)
  • In/Spectre
  • Keep Your Hands off Eizouken
  • Rurouni Kenshin
  • KONOSUBA -God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!
  • Bungo Stray Dogs
  • Berserk
  • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
  • Kill la Kill
  • Your Lie in April
  • Kiznaiver
  • Schwarzes Marken
  • 91 Days
  • The Testament of Sister New Devil
  • Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers

Hunter X Hunter and Death Note, both extremely popular with western audiences, will also be available sometime after the initial service launch.

Source: Warner Media Group via Engadget

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