HBO MAX is coming, and it’s confusing. But if you’re a fan of the surprisingly extensive selection of anime shows on streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, a new announcement might catch your eye. Warner Media is in partnership with popular animation streaming service Crunchyroll to bring some of his most popular shows to HBO MAX.
It’s not a total license agreement – there are only 17 shows that jump on it, and for the most part, just one or two seasons. Still, it’s a win-win for both parties: HBO MAX will get a little more content to make it even more competitive in a small field, and Crunchyroll (still a rare independent player in space) will get more exposure of millions of new HBO customers.
Here is the list of Crunchyroll licensed titles launched with HBO MAX on May 27:
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Re: ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- (Director’s Cut)
In / Specter
Keep your hands away Eizouken
KONOSUBA – Blessing of God on this wonderful world!
Bungo Stray Dogs
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Kill the kill
Your lie in April
New Devil’s Sister Will
Rokka – Braves of the six flowers
Hunter X Hunter and Death Note, both extremely popular with Western audiences, will also be available sometime after the service’s initial launch.