Earlier today, it was announced that World Wrestling Entertainment has entered a partnership with the anime media company, Crunchyroll. This news was made official during WWE’s first-quarter 2021 earnings call. Nick Khan, the President of WWE, revealed that a multi-episode WWE anime series will be airing on Crunchyroll’s streaming platform.
“As we continued to expand WWE’s brand beyond the ring, we remained focused on developing the slate of original programming from WWE Studios,” said Khan on the call. “We sold a multi-episode anime series to Crunchyroll, which is now owned by Sony.” No further news in terms of the partnership between WWE and Crunchyroll was revealed during the call.
This wouldn’t be WWE’s first foray into the animated series market. Most recently, on the WWE Network, Camp WWE was released. From the mind of Seth Green, this 2016 animated series put many of the modern WWE stars, including John Cena and Bray Wyatt, in the roles of summer camp kids while company alumni including Ric Flair, Sgt. Slaughter, and Vince McMahon were camp counselors and staff. Camp WWE ran for two seasons, consisting of five episodes each, on the WWE Network.
Further details regarding the WWE anime series have yet to be revealed. Check back with Last Word on Sports for more information as this story develops.
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