Disney expands collaboration with Kodansha to create more original anime content
According to the new deal, Disney will expand its long-standing collaboration with Kodansha to capitalise on the rapidly increasing demand for Anime content
Disney has reportedly expanded its partnership with Japanese animation studio Kodansha with plans to produce more original anime content. The new deal was unveiled at the recent Asia-Pacific Content Showcase in Singapore where Disney’s global media and regional partners were present.
According to the new deal, Disney will expand its long-standing collaboration with Kodansha to capitalise on the rapidly increasing demand for Anime content outside of Japan. As a part of the new deal, Disney will start streaming the new anime series Tokyo Revengers and Christmas Showdown Arc on Disney+ from 2023.
Carol Choi, the Executive Vice President of original content strategy at Disney’s Asia-Pacific division said, “We are thrilled to deepen our strategic collaboration with our long-standing partner Kodansha on such an exciting genre,” she added, “Japanese anime fills the white space in our content development plans and we believe this expanded collaboration will be a game changer in Disney’s future animation strategy in Japan. We look forward to bringing the anime titles and prized IP by Kodansha to the world stage.”