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Crunchyroll Partners with HMV UK This May 2023

Date: 2023 May 02 19:25

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The good folks from anime streaming giants Crunchyroll have just sent us news that they'll be partnering with UK retailer HMV this May for an Ani-May promotion.

HMV will be selling a selection of merchandise from series including Attack on Titan, JUJUTSU KAISEN, My Hero Academia, and Toilet Bound Hanako-kun and many more. Fans can expect clothing, accessories, footwear, homeware, and toys in over 100 retail locations and online.

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Press release as follows:

Crunchyroll Ani-May 2023

Crunchyroll, the international brand offering fans the ultimate anime experience, is kicking off Ani-May with global retail and digital celebrations, including a variety of products celebrating fan-favourite series. In the UK, Crunchyroll will partner with iconic music and pop-culture retailer HMV.

HMV will ensure anime fans in the UK are set up with the latest merchandise from some of their favourite series across more than 100 retail locations and online.

Fans can expect a variety of products across categories including apparel, accessories, footwear, home, toys and more. Titles celebrated through the month of May include

Attack on Titan, JUJUTSU KAISEN, My Hero Academia, and Toilet Bound Hanako-kun, among others.

"Anime is a global phenomenon, capturing the hearts and minds of fans all over the world. To celebrate this dynamic medium, we've curated an incredible lineup of products with best-in-class retail partners that will help the anime community express their fandom not just in Ani-May, but all year long," said Anna Songco Adamian, VP of Consumer Products at Crunchyroll.

Crunchyroll's global Ani-May partners and activations include:

  • Hot Topic Hot Topic will celebrate Ani-May with special in-store retail activations, including dedicated Ani-May window takeovers across all store locations, a variety of anime merchandise and collectibles, and a free 30-day trial offer of Crunchyroll Premium as a special gift with purchase for any fan who buys anime merchandise during the month of May, delivered in an adorable sticker format. This promotion will run throughout the month of May beginning today across all 630+ Hot Topic stores in the United States and Canada.
  • Games Academy Funside will serve a fresh collection of anime products to fans across Italy, with a special Crunchyroll gift with in-store purchases. More surprises will be made available to customers online.
  • FNAC EspaƱa has selected 2 stores : FNAC San Augustin (Valencia) y FNAC l'illa (Barcelona) to host Ani-May and prepare a dedicated podium with a selection of official merchandising (figurines, collectibles, accessories, posters and stationery). During the month of May, fans can visit these stores and win a free trial of 30 days of Crunchyroll Premium.
  • Piticas, the specialty apparel and accessories store, will feature Ani-May products in over 400 retail locations across Brazil.
  • Cuidado con el Perro will serve anime fans in Mexico a variety of products featuring their favourite anime series across more than 200 retail locations.
  • Falabella, one of the top department stores in Chile, Colombia and Peru, will also feature a wide selection of anime merchandise throughout Ani-May and beyond.
  • Thalia, leading bookseller in Germany, will feature manga and Ani-May marketing activations.

Anime fans worldwide outside of Asia can enjoy the world's largest anime catalogue on Crunchyroll with more than 18,000 hours and 44,000 episodes available subbed or dubbed in over 10 languages.

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 Corporation.

Source: Crunchyroll
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