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Fuji TV's +Ultra Programming Block, Crunchyroll, Slow Curve Announce Partnership

by DatRandomDude
Sep 22, 8:57 PM | 12 Comments

Fuji TV announced on Thursday that its late night programming block +Ultra entered a partnership with streaming platform Crunchyroll and planning and advertising company Slow Curve for new anime projects.

The three companies will proceed with the joint development after April 2022. The first two titles in the lineup are an original anime titled Estab Life—helmed by Gorou Taniguchi (Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch, Planetes), and a new collaboration between Polygon Pictures and manga creator Tsutomu Nihei (Sidonia no Kishi, Blame!).

Fuji TV unveiled +Ultra in March 2018 with the aim of producing high-quality anime series for the global audience, contrasting noitaminA's largely domestic audience. The programming block began with Ingress the Animation in Fall 2018. Some notable titles aired in the block include Carole & Tuesday, Beastars, BNA, and Great Pretender.

+Ultra official site: https://plus-ultra.tv/
Crunchyroll official site: https://www.crunchyroll.com/
Slow Curve official site: https://www.slowcurve.co.jp/

Source: Animation Business Journal

12 Comments Recent Comments

NextUniverse said:
These collabs that have been arising recently are funky.


Probably because some of them are trying to pander to western tastes.

Sep 23, 4:23 PM by Hoppy

Sounds like an interesting collab, this. Definitely going to keep an eye on it, even though a lot of these as of late have been average-to-fine at best.

Sep 23, 10:34 AM by _MushiRock11_

These collabs that have been arising recently are funky.

Sep 23, 9:43 AM by NextUniverse

New Tsutomu Nihei anime=good.

Sep 23, 9:40 AM by VanishingKira

Nihei? Let's fucking go!

Sep 23, 4:51 AM by Tjerbor

DatRandomDude said:

and a new collaboration between Polygon Pictures and manga creator Tsutomu Nihei (Sidonia no Kishi, Blame!).

This I'm interested in


DatRandomDude said:
Fuji TV unveiled +Ultra in March 2018 with the aim of producing high-quality anime series for the global audience, contrasting noitaminA's largely domestic audience.

Not sure about this though... hm, we'll see...

Sep 23, 3:09 AM by -miraii

BerriesSan said:
deg said:


CrunchyRoll is owned by Sony now so things can change

Ex arm was also a "Crunchyroll original" right?
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Even though it has a manga.


yes but Ex-Arm was done before Sony bought CrunchyRoll

Sep 23, 1:19 AM by deg

deg said:
Swagernator said:

Yeah, we need more High Guardian Spice like show.


CrunchyRoll is owned by Sony now so things can change

Ex arm was also a "Crunchyroll original" right?
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Even though it has a manga.

Sep 23, 12:52 AM by BerriesSan

Swagernator said:
deg said:
cool more new original anime are always welcome

Yeah, we need more High Guardian Spice like show.


CrunchyRoll is owned by Sony now so things can change

Sep 23, 12:47 AM by deg

deg said:
cool more new original anime are always welcome

Yeah, we need more High Guardian Spice like show.

Sep 23, 12:44 AM by Swagernator

Seems like a natural collaboration for several reasons. I hope they retroactively include Ex-Arm in their catalogue or they will be lacking, though.

Sep 22, 9:37 PM by Unowen

cool more new original anime are always welcome

Sep 22, 9:05 PM by deg