Turner Asia Pacific Collaborates With Japanese Broadcaster TV Asahi For A New Anime Series Super Shiro

Turner Asia Pacific Collaborates With Japanese Broadcaster TV Asahi For A New Anime Series Super Shiro

Turner Asia Pacific Collaborates With Japanese Broadcaster TV Asahi For A New Anime Series Super Shiro

Today (18th February), Turner’s Asia Pacific division (the owners of Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Pogo) has announced that they are collaborating on a new animation project with Japanese national broadcaster TV Asahi on a new anime series called “Super Shiro”, the partnership was agreed at Kidscreen Summit 2019 in Miami, Florida which was held last week (11th to 14th February). The agreement also includes broadcasting rights across the Asia-Pacific region (excluding China). This is also the first regional deal between the two companies and the deal includes a sizable investment from Turner.

The new show – “Super Shiro” is described to be “fast-paced” and is inspired by the internationally popular children’s anime – “Crayon Shin Chan” (or often referred to simply “Shin Chan”), which aired worldwide since 1992. Not only Super Shiro is a spin-off of Crayon Shin Chan (Shiro is a dog Shin Chan finds and cares for in the series) but in fact its animated by the same studio – Shin-ei Animation (owned by TV Asahi), also known for animating Doraemon. Science SARU, a Tokyo-based animation studio led by Masaaki Yuasa is also working on the project, Science SARU helped to animate the Adventure Time episode – “Food Chain” (guest directed by Masaaki Yuasa), animated three OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes shorts and also animated the intros for Adventure Time: Stakes, Adventure Time: Islands and Adventure Time: Elements. Masaaki Yuasa is also the executive director on the new show. He was a Cristal Award Winner at the 2017 Annecy Animation Festival and recently won the 41st Japan Academy Prize for “Animation of the Year” for the movie “Night Is Short, Walk On Girl”.

The show’s initial episode order will include 48 episodes, each with a runtime of 5 and a half minutes, Super Shiro is expected to premiere on Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Pogo channels in the Asia-Pacific region in early 2020.

From The Turner Asia Pacific Press Release: Turner APAC Partners With TV Asahi On “Super Shiro” Series

Turner Asia Pacific and TV Asahi have announced a collaboration on a new animated series called SUPER SHIRO. The partnership was sealed last week at Kidscreen Summit in Miami.

The agreement includes broadcast rights across Asia Pacific (ex-China). This is the first regional deal between the two parties and includes a sizeable investment from Turner.

The fast-paced chase series is inspired by the hugely-popular “Crayon Shin chan” franchise, which has aired internationally since 1992. SUPER SHIRO is produced by Shin-ei Animation, known for both “Doraemon” and “Crayon Shin chan”, and Science SARU, a Tokyo-based animation studio led by Masaaki Yuasa.

Masaaki Yuasa is the executive director on the series. He was a Cristal Award Winner at the 2017 Annecy International Animation Film Festival and recently won the 41st Japan Academy Prize for “Animation of the Year”. He also guest-directed the “Food Chain” episode from Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time.

Edward Barnieh, Director of Acquisitions and Co-productions at Turner Asia Pacific, said: “Turner’s investment in the series is testament to its strategy of developing quality local IP and takes our long-term partnership with TV Asahi to the next level. We’re confident that this collaborative effort will result in the creation of another awesome fan-favourite.”

Takahiro Kishimoto, Head of Animation, International Business Department of TV Asahi, added: “We are delighted to partner with an international media company like Turner. With its extensive reach and brand recognition in Asia Pacific, we are certain kids will get to enjoy SUPER SHIRO even more. We truly believe this collaboration strengthens the partnership between our two companies.”

The kids series (48×5.5’) is expected to launch in early 2020 across Turner’s Kids channels Cartoon Network, Boomerang and POGO.

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http://www.shin-ei-animation.jp/

Press Release in .docx (Microsoft Word) Format:

https://www.regularcapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Turner-TV-Asahi-Partner-on-SUPER-SHIRO.docx

Bakugan Battle Planet Premieres On Cartoon Network USA Tomorrow 23rd December

Bakugan Battle Planet Premieres On Cartoon Network USA Tomorrow 23rd December

Bakugan Battle Planet Premieres On Cartoon Network USA Tomorrow 23rd December

Tomorrow (23rd December) at 7pm ET/PT, Cartoon Network USA will be premiering a new show based on a revived children’s toy, card game and anime franchise – Bakugan called “Bakugan Battle Planet”. Toy company – Spin Master, Japanese anime production company – TMS, Canadian animation company – Nelvana and Cartoon Network have partnered up to produce the new animated series, the new show also marks the 10th anniversary of the Bakugan media and toy franchise. The original Bakugan animated series – Bakugan Battle Brawlers had a run of four seasons, which aired on Cartoon Network in several countries worldwide (between 2008 and 2012), the series also had an internationally successful toy range.

The new series will feature a Japanese anime art style combined with computer-generated animation, each episode in the new series follows a boy named Dan and his group of friends as they forge relationships with mysterious alien creatures known as Bakugan.

In January 2019, Spin Master will be launching a brand new integrated toy line and trading card game. The new card game will appeal to all people of various skill levels and promises a heightened battling experience and revolutionary card play. The new game makes uses of enhanced technology that transforms each of the marble-like balls into multiple collectible characters when rolled over a magnetic card. Also for the first time ever, Bakugan is available as a mobile app on iTunes and Google Play. The app allows fans to learn, battle and track their collection in the ultimate Bakugan fan hub through several interactive features. Fans can refine their skills and Bakugan knowledge through tutorial videos, the latest news and information about the TV series, characters and webisodes and a mobile mini game where fans can battle, win and unlock more Bakugan.

Bakugan fans can check out extended content, sneak peeks and 90-second character webisodes on the Bakugan website (http://www.bakugan.com) and also on the Bakugan YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ8_wntNdHu_VVJUItyupqA).

Cartoon Network USA will also air a new episode of Bakugan Battle Planet on 29th December at 7am, new episodes will continue to air on Saturdays at 7am during January 2019. Bakugan Battle Planet is also expected to air on Cartoon Network feeds in Europe, Middle East & Africa, Latin America and Australia very soon.

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From The Spin Master Press Release: Spin Master Introduces a New Generation of Kids to Bakugan on the 10th Anniversary of the Global Battling Phenomenon: Reimagined Franchise Includes New Cartoon Network Anime Series, Innovative Toy Line and Organized Tournaments

Spin Master is reigniting the brawling excitement of “BAKUGAN”, the global phenomenon that captured kids imaginations a decade ago, with the launch of a newly-evolved anime series, innovative toy line, card game and mobile app. Building on the brand’s rich heritage and fan-base, the long-awaited relaunch promises to be one of the largest and most dynamic legacy franchises across the globe.

The anime adventure series, “BAKUGAN Battle Planet”, launches in North America on Cartoon Network on Sunday, December 23, 2018 and combines the essence of Japanese-anime with progressive computer-generated animation for a powerful viewing experience for kids. Each episode follows a boy named Dan and his group of friends as they forge relationships with mysterious alien creatures known as BAKUGAN. The series will also be available in early 2019 in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, and on Teletoon in Canada.

“The original BAKUGAN captured the hearts and minds or millions of children around the world,” said Ronnen Harary, Co-Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO of Spin Master. “We’ve reimagined the entire franchise, carefully maintaining the essence of what enchanted kids ten years ago, with modern entertainment, new toy technology and heightened strategic play,” said Ronnen Harary, Co-Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO of Spin Master. “As a company that pushes the boundaries of innovation, we’ve designed the expanded BAKUGAN line with exciting features that will inspire an entirely new generation of children to watch, collect and battle.”

Fans can immerse in the world of BAKUGAN with extended content, sneak peeks and 90-second character webisodes, which introduce each BAKUGAN and their abilities, available online at BAKUGAN.com and on YouTube. Spin Master will further extend the BAKUGAN experience with the launch a new integrated toy line and trading card game in January 2019 at major retailers. Appealing to a wide range of skill levels, the game brings revolutionary card play for a heightened battling experience. From enhanced technology that transforms each of the marble-like balls into multiple collectible characters when rolled over a magnetic card, to lifelike details on each of the 100 characters, brawlers can bring the BAKUGAN characters they see on screen to life.

BAKUGAN challenges players to become the ultimate BAKUGAN Master. Brawlers can face off against friends with their BAKUGAN by rolling it across the metal BAKUCores and seeing it transform with pop-open Baku-Action. Brawlers can add new BAKUGAN to their army and storm the Battle Arena to victory. Players can add over 100 BAKUGAN from Season One to their collection to build a Bakugan team to battle with friends.

BAKUGAN Ultra give you the power to make the fierce BAKUGAN creatures perform even more epic transformations. By rolling them across the metal BAKUCores, these deluxe BAKUGAN will leap into battle and pick up a BAKUCore revealing its hidden power.

BAKUGAN Starter Pack 3-Pack includes two epic BAKUGAN, one mighty BAKUGAN Ultra, six powerful BAKUCores, collectible character cards and ability cards – everything you need to get the battle started.

For the first time ever, BAKUGAN is available as a mobile app on iTunes and Google Play. The app allows fans to learn, battle and track their collection in the ultimate BAKUGAN fan hub through several interactive features. Fans can refine their skills and BAKUGAN knowledge through tutorial videos, the latest news and information about the TV series, characters and webisodes and a mobile mini game where fans can battle, win and unlock more BAKUGAN.

Brawlers will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a real-life “BAKUGAN Brawl” through organized play tournaments later in 2019. All skill levels are invited to learn the dynamics of BAKUGAN brawling, participate in onsite tournaments against competitors, and earn the right to battle the Ultimate BakuMaster.

2019 Organized Play Tournament Schedule:

March 14 – 17, 2019: Emerald City ComiCon in Seattle, Washington
May 23 – 26, 2019: MomoCon in Atlanta, Georgia
July 3 – 7, 2019: Anime Expo in Los Angeles, California

For more information please visit BAKUGAN.com.

Twitter: @Bakugan
Instagram: @bakugan_official
Facebook: BakuganOfficial

About Spin Master

Spin Master is a leading global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Erector® by Meccano®, Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2000, Spin Master has received 103 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 28 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year. To date, Spin Master has produced nine television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master has 28 offices and employs over 1,700 people globally in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Russia, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.

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Adult Swim And Crunchyroll To Produce New Blade Runner Anime Series

Blade Runner Black Lotus

Adult Swim And Crunchyroll To Produce New Blade Runner Anime Series

WarnerMedia properties – Turner’s Adult Swim and Ellation’s Crunchyroll have partnered with Alcon Television Group to produce and distribute a new anime series based on the 2017 Oscar-winning movie Blade Runner 2049 (which is a sequel of the 1982 neo-noir science fiction film – Blade Runner) called Blade Runner: Black Lotus.

Blade Runner: Black Lotus will have thirteen 30-minute episodes produced by Japanese animation studio Sola Digital Arts (the same studio behind the new Ultraman anime series coming to Netflix in 2019). Shinji Aramaki (director of three Appleseed anime movies) and Kenji Kamiyama (director of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) will direct all episodes of the premiere season, both will work on the new anime after the upcoming Ghost in the Shell series reboot. Shinichiro Watanabe (director of Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) will be serving as a creative producer on the new series.

At present, the plot for Blade Runner: Black Lotus remains a secret, however, the producers did disclose some info about the show, the new series will take place in the year 2032 and will include some characters from the Blade Runner universe.

Adult Swim will have the worldwide rights (excluding Asia) to distribute the English dubbed version of the series and will air the English dubbed episodes of Blade Runner: Black Lotus on Adult Swim’s anime programming block – Toonami. Crunchyroll will handle the rights for streaming worldwide for its 45 million registered users and 2 million subscribers. Adult Swim and Crunchyroll also collaborated to distribute Mob Psycho 100, another anime series that debuted on Toonami in October, also there’s many more anime shows in the pipeline too.

Alcon Television Group’s Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Laura Lancaster, Al-Francis Cuenca, and Sola Digital Art’s Joseph Chou will executive produce the new series. Alcon executive Ben Roberts will serve as co-executive producer. Production IG’s Mitsuhisa Ishikawa will be contributing to the project as a production advisor.

From The Adult Swim Press Release: Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Producing All-New “Blade Runner” Anime Series With Alcon Television Group

Alcon Television Group, a division of Alcon Entertainment, has partnered with Adult Swim and Crunchyroll to produce and distribute a new anime series inspired by the critically acclaimed Oscar-winning movie BLADE RUNNER 2049.

BLADE RUNNER – BLACK LOTUS will feature thirteen 30-minute episodes produced by animation studio Sola Digital Arts (Ultraman). Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) and Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) will direct all episodes of the premiere season, which will follow their current directorial work on the upcoming Ghost in the Shell series reboot. Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) is a creative producer. While the series plot is being kept under wraps, producers have confirmed the story will take place in 2032 and will include some familiar characters from the BLADE RUNNER universe.

Adult Swim will have the worldwide rights (excluding Asia) to distribute the English dubbed versions of the series and will air the English dubbed episodes of BLADE RUNNER – BLACK LOTUS on the network’s popular anime programming block Toonami.Similarly, Crunchyroll will handle worldwide streaming for its community of more than 45 million registered users and 2 million subscribers.

Adult Swim and Crunchyroll are both divisions of WarnerMedia, with BLADE RUNNER – BLACK LOTUS being one of several upcoming exciting collaborations including the recently debuted Mob Psycho 100 on Toonami.

“I first saw BLADE RUNNER in 1982, at age 11. It has remained one of the defining films of my life,” said Jason DeMarco, SVP/creative director of Adult Swim on-air. “To be able to explore more of this universe, with the incredible talent we have on board, is a dream come true.”

“BLADE RUNNER is a seminal work, and its influence permeates the genre,” said Sae Whan Song, head of business development for Crunchyroll. “Adult Swim shares our excitement to bring this new series to fans, and we’re looking forward to building on this franchise together.”

Alcon’s Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Laura Lancaster, Al-Francis Cuenca, and Sola Digital Art’s Joseph Chou will executive produce the project. Alcon exec Ben Roberts will serve as co-executive producer. Production IG’s Mitsuhisa Ishikawa is participating as production advisor.

States Kosove and Johnson, “The BLADE RUNNER universe is an incredibly deep well for story and character with its world and mythology that audiences have been debating and talking about since inception. We are excited to continue exploring that world via this anime series.

Lancaster added, “We are thrilled to have Shinji Aramaki, Kenji Kamiyama and Shinichiro Watanabe as our creative partners and look forward to the exciting journey ahead.”

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