Crunchyroll & Twitch Partner Up For Their First Ever Anime Marathon

Posted by July 18, 2017 Comment

You’re about to get an anime fix for free on Twitch as the company has partnered with Crunchyroll for a five-day marathon of anime on the social streaming platform. Fifteen different shows including Yuri on IceMob Psycho 100Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, and Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers will run from July 27th at 3:30pm PDT until August 1st at the same time, as an opportunity for many to see what Twitch can do as a broadcasting service as encourage people to sign up for the streaming anime service.

The full lineup will be revealed later this week on July 21 and air on their Twitch Presents channel, which will include several emotes that can be used in the chat and throughout the duration of the marathon, some of which are themed after the shows being run. Twitch has had a lot of success with these marathons, including the Power Rangers lineup prior to the film and the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood marathon in support of PBS. Below are a couple quotes from Twitch and Crunchyroll about the stream.

“Anime content on Twitch always sparks a lot of positive feedback from our community given how gaming and anime culture have borrowed a lot from each other,” said Annie Berrones, Director of Emerging Content Marketing at Twitch. “By partnering with Crunchyroll for our first ever anime marathon and featuring more than 15 different series over the course of five days, we will be able to tap into this passion of our community in a much more robust fashion than ever before.”

“Crunchyroll and Twitch bring together passionate fan bases unlike any other in our respective communities — so this first-ever anime marathon is the perfect partnership for Twitch and Crunchyroll fans alike,” said Kun Gao, Co-Founder and General Manager of Crunchyroll. “We’re bringing two powerful fandoms together around our shared passions, and we look forward to introducing new viewers to some of our favorite anime series starting next weekend.”

(Last Updated July 18, 2017 3:25 pm )

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