Amin Abbas Dubai
Anime streaming platform Crunchyroll showcased the first episodes of “The Tower of God” & “My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!” to fans at Dubai’s Middle East Film and Comic Con 2020.
Crunchyroll previewed the episodes in order to get fans’ feedback on their upcoming content for the anime spring season.
Hisham Kaddari, Arabic Marketing Manager at Crunchyroll Middle East said: “Crunchyroll was stablished in 2006 with a major goal of providing official anime content to the fans outside of Japan, The Middle East service started six years ago & our biggest challenge was to add the Arabic language to the service.”
Kaddari explained that the Arabic language was & still a challenge as we were the first company to provide official anime content in the Middle East where content piracy was common, we provided for the Arabic audience a legal platform to watch their anime series & support them”.
He added that they are working now on improving to make the user experience ideal where they support viewing with Arabic subtitles on different devices like PlayStation 4, Xbox One, mobile phones & we will working in the upcoming months to support the Arabic language on Android TV devices”
“We participated in MEFCC this year to show some of our upcoming titles including My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! & The Tower of God which is part of the Crunchyroll originals,” Kaddari said.
Crunchyroll has officially unveiled the inaugural slate of Crunchyroll Originals, starting with eight series that span genres ranging from adventure to fantasy, romance, historical fiction, and beyond. With collaborators that include the likes of publisher Kodansha, anime studio MAPPA, and the brand's own Crunchyroll Studios, viewers can look forward to further expansion for the community and fresh new stories and perspectives from a global slate of creators.
Tower of God is a Crunchyroll and WEBTOON Production, based on the comic series “Tower of God” created by SIU and published by WEBTOON.
This dark fantasy action series centers on the journey of a young man as he battles his way through the mysterious Tower, building friendships, discovering the rules that govern this tower, and facing unimaginable terrors, as he strives to find the only friend he's ever known.
Animation produced by TELECOM ANIMATION FILM. Production Management provided by SOLA ENTERTAINMENT. Tower of God premieres on Crunchyroll on April 1, 2020.