Crunchyroll had a big announcement to make at Anime Expo on Saturday (July 2nd), adding some extra excitement to the usual licensing reveals. The streaming service now plans to bring some shows it’s currently streaming, as well as a few surprises, to the home release market on Blu-ray and DVD. First standing up to be counted is WIT Studio’s Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, for which Crunchyroll will be producing their own English dub. There are also plans to work with partners and in-house staff to create merchandise for the show.

The other titles for this latest branching-out of Crunchyroll’s distribution were revealed as follows:

Big Order 
Twin Star Exorcists
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
Myriad Colors Phantom World
Yamada-kun & the Seven Witches

All of the above will also receive English dubs, and Crunchyroll will reveal more plans in the future. The day of this inaugural announcement, otaku of the UK and Ireland welcomed the launch of their Love Live! Sunshine!! and Orange simulcasts. And the following day, July 3rd, the service unveiled English-subtitled trailers for OrangeFood Wars! and more, to add to their previously released extended Berserk promo.

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The Otaku Judge

It’s always a good idea to diversify your product base. In the UK for example Manga have been hit hard for only doing physical releases and neglecting the growing market of digital downloads.

Dominic Cuthbert

So very true. Elsewhere, digital manga is booming. You’d think Blighty would have caught the fever by now.