It was announced today that Digital Comic Publisher Webtoons will be teaming up with Crunchyroll to produce new animated content and with Webtoons expansive catalog of properties, and according to Crunchyroll both Companies will team up and handle the distribution, licensing and retail of each new series.
Crunchyroll’s General Manager Joanne Waage had this to say regarding the new partnership:
“We are extremely excited to be partnering with WEBTOON … WEBTOON has a tremendous catalogue of content and creators that resonate deeply with our audience and we can’t think of a better way to delight fans than by bringing these stories to life through animation.”Joanne Waage, General Manager
Also, Taylor Grant, who is the Webtoon SVP of IP Development also commented on the big announcement:
“There is tremendous crossover appeal with our audiences … and exceptional creative synergy on the types of stories we want to tell. We’re excited to partner with Crunchyroll to bring our globally appealing characters to audiences and consumers in new ways, as well as create new opportunities for our talented creators.”Taylor Grant, Webtoon SVP of IP Development
We’ll keep you updated on any further announcements regarding this new development; in the meantime be sure to check out Webtoons, they also have an app on iTunes and the Google Play