HBO Max and Crunchyroll are joining forces to offer more anime shows to American viewers starting on May 27.
Less than three weeks from now, subscribers of HBO Max will be able to enjoy access to 17 popular and well-loved anime titles, including favorites such as Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken.
On top of that, subscribers will also be able to watch some of Crunchyroll’s most celebrated and beloved anime offerings, including now-classics such as Rurouni Kenshin, Kill la Kill, and Berserk.
NEWS: HBO MAX and Crunchyroll Team to Bring Fans More Anime On May 27th
— Crunchyroll (@Crunchyroll) May 7, 2020
Shows to expect this coming May 27
Here is the full list of anime titles that will be showing on HBO Max on May 27:
- 91 Days – 1st Season (13 episodes)
- Berserk – 1st Season and 2nd Season (26 episodes)
- Bungo Stray Dogs – 1st-3rd Seasons (37 episodes)
- ERASED – 1st Season (12 episodes)
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brother – All 64 episodes
- In/Spectre (Crunchyroll Original) – 1st Season (12 episodes)
- Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress – 1st Season (12 episodes)
- Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken – 1st Season (12 episodes)
- Kill la Kill – 1st Season (24 episodes)
- Kiznaiver – 1st Season (12 episodes)
- KONOSUBA – God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! – 1st Season and 2nd Season (22 episodes)
- Re:ZERO – Starting Life in Another World (Director’s Cut) – 1st Season (13 episodes, 1 OVA)
- Rokka – Braves of the Six Flowers – 1st Season (12 episodes)
- Rurouni Kenshin – All 94 episodes
- Schwarzes Marken – 1st Season (12 episodes)
- The Testament of Sister New Devil – 1st Season and 2nd Season (22 episodes)
- Your Lie in April – 1st Season (22 episodes)
More to come later this year
As noted in the official press release, the folks in charge of Crunchyroll’s programming will also be curating a collection of the best anime titles in its catalog, and deliver them to HBO Max every quarter.
According to Crunchyroll, anime shows like Hunter x Hunter and Death Note will be coming to HBO Max before the end of the year.
Building on last year’s deal with Studio Ghibli
This latest collaboration with Crunchyroll sees HBO Max building nicely on a separate partnership it forged with Studio Ghibli last year.
Back in October, HBO Max made a deal to have the Complete Studio Ghibli Feature Film Library included in its catalog at launch.
It goes without saying that this is a major win for the streaming service. Studio Ghibli happens to be a legendary name in the world of anime, having produced modern classics like the Oscar-winning Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, Castle in the Sky, and many more.
Pair that deal with the recent Crunchyroll partnership, and HBO Max should now have a formidable lineup of anime content to offer to its subscribers, that is, apart from its originals.