Disney+, the online streaming service announced on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, that they will start distributing Japanese anime on the platform for the first time.
The anime adaptation of Udon Entertainment’s Summertime Rendering manga, and Black Rock Shooter Dawn Fall, a spin-off from media franchise Black Rock Shooter will start streaming in April exclusively in Japan.
Summertime Rendering will be distributed on April 15 at 4:25 am and Black Rock Shooter Dawn Fall will be available from 11:00 pm on April 3. No dates for global distribution are available as of now.
In Spring this year, Disney intends to drop more animes for streaming namely SPY x FAMILY, The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2, Paripi Koumei, Tomodachi Game, Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is a Tough world for Mobs, and Skeleton Knight in Another World.
Previously, the company also claimed to bring anime adaptation of Masaaki Yuasa‘s cult series sequel Tatami Time Machine Blues and an adaptation of the hit mobile game, Twisted Wonderland to the platform.
Furthermore, Gaku Narita, Executive Producer of Disney’s original content, and Takuto Yawata, Executive Producer, will give a presentation titled “Disney Plus, Local Content Produced in Japan to the World” at the upcoming business seminar for the first time in the world’s largest anime event “AnimeJapan 2022” to be held from Mar 26.
Disney+ already entered a strategic collaboration with Nippon Television Holdings earlier this month to bring the latest season of the detective drama The Files of Young Kindaichi starring Shunsuke Michieda. It will premiere for the first time on Disney+ in Japan on April 24, 2022.
Disney started the video platform “Disney +” in 2019. Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more.