Toei Animation, Nippon Animation, Shinei Animation, Tezuka Productions, and Kodansha have officially teamed up to form a new YouTube channel for animes.
The 5 studios are just the starting point. By 2022, the main goal of the partnership is to onboard 30 companies with over 3,000 anime titles and a total of 300 million monthly views.
The YouTube channel has been launched as Animelog (AniLog), but there are no videos available at the moment. For a start, they are first targeting a local audience. But the good news is there are plans to offer sub-titled Chinese and English content for international fans.
Launch content includes Future Boy Conan by Nippon Animation from 1978 and Black Jack series from the 2000s.
According to the Association of Japanese Animations, 2019 saw a massive record growth as total earnings breached the $20 billion mark. Streaming, on the other hand, grew by 10%.