The war for your anime viewing attention is ratcheting up once again as Tubi has struck an extensive deal with powerhouse production company Toei Animation.
Tubi has teamed up with Toei to bring 500 more episodes of popular anime series to the ad-supported service. The flagship addition will be the international hit, One Piece.
Other anime titles coming to Tubi include Toriko, Saint Seiya: Saintia Sho, Saint Seiya: Hades, Ge-Ge-Ge No Kitaro, Slam Dunk, and Dr. Slump.
“Our new partnership with Toei Animation super serves fans with some of the most iconic anime ever created,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer at Tubi. “With One Piece, Akira Toriyama’s Dr. Slump, Slam Dunk and more, Tubi viewers will soon have instant access to nearly 500 episodes of some of the world’s best anime, further expanding our powerful collection of animated content.”
“We’re thrilled to bring this collection of six TV specials and nearly 500 series episodes from Toei Animation’s library to Tubi viewers for the first time,” said Masayuki Endo, President and CEO of Toei Animation Inc. “From the One Piece specials and series episodes to Saint Seiya and Dr Slump to Ge-Ge-Ge No Kitaro and Slam Dunk, there is something for every anime fan on Tubi to enjoy.”
Anime has become a hot commodity in the streaming service wars, and this is a nice feather in Tubi’s cap.