Crunchyroll Buys Popular Anime Video Store, Removes Its Hentai!

Crunchyroll Buys Popular Anime Video Store, Removes Its Hentai

A picture of a shocked FAKKU x BoBoBo girl was posted in a PNG of Crunchyroll and Right Stuf Anime's merger announcement.

Image: Crunchyroll / Fakku / BoBoBo / Kotaku

Yesterday, Crunchyroll announced the acquisition of Right Stuf, a popular online video streamer and distributor of anime products. The anime streaming service has announced a merger that will lead to an expanded e-commerce platform that will allow it to serve a wider audience with anime flavors. However, the CEO of FAKKU, the world’s largest distributor of adult manga, said Crunchyroll left out one important detail in its acquisition: the removal of hentai.

Crunchyroll, the Internet’s leading anime streaming service, includes open content up to a point. Over the years, as anime has become more popular, broadcasters have become more conservative in their offerings, especially in their figurines and shows. However, the rise of anime’s popularity has also allowed her to take on the status of a witch in space. In March, he Crunchyroll merged with then-rival Funimation, making it the largest conglomerate in anime. Now it has added another anime Infinity Stone to its mitts by acquiring Right Stuf, another online anime distributor.

Jacob Grady, CEO of FAKKU, tweeted that the merger of Crunchyroll and Right Stuf was a “massive blow” because shortly after the announcement, Crunchyroll removed all hentai and adult manga and anime from Right Stuf’s storefront. This includes cleaning FAKKU’s landing page on the site.

Prior to the Crunchyroll merger, FAKKU and Right Stuf’s working relationship was similar to that of an online retailer carrying a different company’s products, such as Steam or Amazon. in an article about Right Stuf’s FAQ pagethe distributor said it would be “phasing out erotic content and product” from its website and would no longer accept new orders.

“Right Stuf was a huge account for FAKKU and one of the only retailers to truly cover 18+ anime/manga. Not good,” Grady tweeted.

in an interview with KotakuGrady said it was a shame to see Right Stuf move to Crunchyroll, as the two companies have a good relationship with FAKKU, with which they have worked on many exclusive distribution projects.

“[Right Stuf] has long been a champion of hentai anime and manga, selling mature content since their print catalog days,” said Grady.

Instead, FAKKU and hentai products are no longer available on Right Stuf, a Crunchyroll representative said Kotaku Customers can find previously available “mature content” in the new storefront Ero Anime Shop. according to FAQ page of Ero Anime Storethe company has been working with the Right Stuf team for “many years”.

“The goal is to make the move as easy as possible for you and ensure you get the items you’re looking for,” Ero Anime president Wendy C said in a statement posted on the website. “We will carry a full line of erotic anime, manga, games, figures and other merchandise. We will also continue to offer anime products and certain items exclusively through the site under the Critical Mass Video label. Stay tuned for details.”

Although Right Stuf serves the anime community as a “one-stop shop” for merchandise, Grady said Kotaku customers can still find FAKKU’s physical media personal site. While Crunchyroll’s anime consolidation has not affected FAKKU so far, Grady said he will actively pursue future business combinations in the industry.

“All that being said, we’d be happy to offer our titles at any online retailer like Ero Anime Store,” Grady said, “but none of them will reach the same volume as Right Stuf.”

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Back in March, Crunchyroll broke the internet with its announcement Merger with Funimation. Although the merger meant that Funimation and Crunchyroll’s anime catalog could be found on one site, people in the anime community were concerned that Crunchyroll’s merger with its then-competitor would have a negative impact on the media.

Kate Sánchez, editor and head of the anime critic publication But why?He equated Crunchyroll’s merger with Right Stuf to Disney buying a local comic shop and curtailing its catalog.

“A company shouldn’t control THIS much of a product, no matter how much I like that company,” Sanchez said he tweeted.

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