Saudi-owned MBC Group, which is the highest broadcaster within the Center East and North Africa (MENA), is boosting anime choices on its Shahid streaming platform by ordering up a slew of recent content material from a number of Japanese studios.
Reflecting a robust urge for food for anime throughout the area – particularly in Saudi, the place Toei Animation’s “One Piece Movie: Purple,” shot to the highest of the field workplace final month – MBC has prolonged its partnership with Toei so as to add extra episodes of its “One Piece” TV collection, the unique iconic pirate journey story written by Eiichiro Oda.
MBC has additionally snapped up unique rights in MENA to TV Tokyo’s “Bleach: Thousand-12 months Blood Battle,” the 52-episode Japanese anime TV collection which is a sequel of the “Bleach” manga collection by Tite Kubo. “Bleach,” which returns following an eight-year hiatus, will drop on Shahid day-and-date with Japan and the U.S.
Moreover MBC has expanded it partnership with Japan’s Aniplex, following the success on Shahid of the anime adaptation of Hajime Kamoshida’s mild novel “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Woman Senpai,” a couple of male highschool who meets a number of women who’re experiencing “puberty syndrome.”
The growth will see the addition of greater than 200 hours of Aniplex content material on Shahid, together with “Keep Evening”, “Sword Artwork On-line”, and “Gurren Lagann.”
Stated Tareq Al-Ibrahim, director of content material for SVOD at Shahid, “Anime is extraordinarily standard within the Center East area – notably within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – so evidently, we’re extremely excited to be making new additions to our ever-expanding anime catalogue on Shahid, bringing new and hit titles that audiences will love exploring.”