For Anime fans, the name Crunchyroll has to be one of the biggest names in the industry. Being the most prominent and de-facto service for live streaming around the world. They even have their own online store where they sell licensed merch. Well, they are about to get bigger as they announce that Crunchyroll will acquire RightStufAnime
for those who don’t know about RightStufAnime, they are an online storefront. They sell products ranging from blu-rays to boxsets, manga and light novels, statues to nendroids. A large variety of collectibles for your otaku fans and even better they are usually cheaper than retail even for new items.
Now Crunchyroll already has an online storefront where they sell items of the same variety. Albeit that they also sell their own merch like apparel, as well as other accessory items like pins, backpacks, and more.
In the official blog post on their website, the acquisition seems to promote an extension of Crunchyroll’s current online selection. Having access to an online superstore gives wider reach for products to more areas, as well as potentially better pricing globally for fans.
For now, all the collectors out there will need to wait and see how this will affect everyone. Consolidation is good, but sometimes when one company becomes the largest it makes it harder for new companies to come up. However, this can be a good thing for fans. Let us know below how y’all feel knowing that CrunchyRoll will acquire RightStufAnime.
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