THOUGH THE DETAILS ARE SCARCE, IT SEEMS THAT WWE AND CRUNCHYROLL ARE INVOLVED IN AN ANIME, OR ANIMATED PROJECT
This week it emerged that World Wrestling Entertainment, better known as WWE, reached an agreement with the video-on-demand service platform Crunchyroll.
According to what has been revealed, both companies are involved in an anime, or at least, in an animated project. The information was given through the first WWE investor meeting, which corresponds to the current fiscal year. Unfortunately, there are not many details for now.
IT WAS WWE WHO REVEALED THE PROJECT WITH CRUNCHYROLL
What is suspected, and to some extent, it sounds logical, is that some of the star wrestlers of WWE could have their respective animated series. At the moment it is difficult to say if they will be anime or not.
We know that Crunchyroll has ties to various Japanese studios, so any production on their part would fall into that category. But he also has contacts with Korean and even Western animation companies.
Considering the huge number of wrestlers that are gathered in WWE, it is difficult to say which of them will get their anime. It could even be a series where several of them appear.
In Japan, animated series based on wrestling are not uncommon. One of the most recent is that of Tiger Mask W, which premiered in 2016 and continued until 2017 with 38 episodes. It is one of the established wrestling franchises in that country.
FOR THE MOMENT, THE DETAILS IN THIS REGARD ARE SCARCE
But the agreement between Crunchyroll and WWE would be the first with a complete organization, which also has global reach. It is not the only effort there is to create animated series of fighters today.
Also in production is Rey Misterio, a project in which Cartoon Network is involved. So far it is the one that is more advanced, and it is likely that it will be released at some point through this TV channel.
Unless the production of the Crunchyroll and WWE project has been in development before, it is possible that something else will be revealed soon.
However, if you’re just getting started, it could be a long time before it’s revealed. It is also not possible to guess whether the purchase of this video-on-demand service by Sony will affect it or not. Currently, such an acquisition is blocked by the US Department of Justice.
In the meantime we leave you comments on the relationship between wrestling and anime, and that it is a Crunchyroll special.