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Win A Weekend Pass To Anime NYC 2021

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The Details: After being forced to go virtual for the 2020 event based on the dreaded Coronavirus Pandemic, the Anime NYC convention is back to being an in-person event. For the newbies, this is a five year deep convention that is 100% dedicated to the Pop Culture phenomenon of Anime, Manga and other related Japanese entertainment. It runs for three days at the spacious Javits Center and brings together all of the mediums fans in one place. We hope that by now you are following the Official PiercingMetal Instagram because I’ve let the cosplays from this event and some others take over the profile when this is running and you know I love supporting amazing cosplayers. Now, for the third time for this event thanks to the fine folks at Leftfield Media, my convention minded Anime friends will have the chance to win a Weekend Pass to the convention and this means ALL THREE DAYS of it. I’m excited to be doing giveaways once again and reaching for the brass ring of our next milestone so read on down below on how to participate. There are some different but very important guidelines to be aware of before you attend and even enter this contest. You should read THIS POST which outlines some of the vaccination protocols from Leftfield Media.

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Sony Pictures’ Funimation Acquires Anime Streaming Service Crunchyroll

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The Press Release:
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and AT&T Inc.* (NYSE:T) today announced that AT&T agreed to sell its Crunchyroll anime business to Funimation Global Group, LLC. Funimation is a joint venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.’s subsidiary, Aniplex Inc.

Crunchyroll is a premier anime direct-to-consumer service within AT&T’s WarnerMedia segment with more than 3 million SVOD subscribers and growing. It serves 90 million registered users across more than 200 countries and territories offering AVOD, mobile games, manga, events merchandise and distribution. The combination of Crunchyroll and Funimation provides the opportunity to broaden distribution for their content partners and expand fan-centric offerings for consumers.

“The Crunchyroll team has done an extraordinary job of not only growing the Crunchyroll brand but also building a passionate community of anime fans. Crunchyroll’s success is a direct result of the company’s culture and commitment to their fans,” said Tony Goncalves, Chief Revenue Officer, WarnerMedia. “By combining with Funimation, they will continue to nurture a global community and bring more anime to more people. I’m incredibly proud of the Crunchyroll team and what they have been able to accomplish in the digital media space in such a short period of time. They’ve created an end-to-end global ecosystem for this incredible art form.”
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The NTWRK and Anime NYC Online Reveal Virtual Convention Badges

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The Scoop:
We’d like to introduce NTWRK Presents Anime NYC Online Powered By Crunchyroll’s Official Badge! This online-only badge features new artwork from Dr. STONE’s upcoming season, and it’s yours as a free download. More than a keepsake, our Online Badge is also your ticket to enter our Online Cosplay Showcase! Print this badge out to take part in a global cosplay collaboration!

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Pop Culture App NTWRK Brings “Anime NYC” Japanese Entertainment Festival Online

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The Press Release:
Leading livestream shopping platform NTWRK (thentwrk.com) and Japanese pop culture festival Anime NYC Powered By Crunchyroll (animenyc.com) today announced they will partner to present an online edition of Anime NYC. Earlier this year, Anime NYC’s live event – originally anticipated to draw 50,000 unique attendees – was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Now, in place of a physical gathering in New York City, Anime NYC will be open to attendees around the world and headquartered online inside the NTWRK app.

Anime NYC Powered By Crunchyroll is the second largest Japanese pop culture convention in the US, and in previous years it has welcomed major brands including Crunchyroll, Aniplex of America Inc., Bandai Namco Arts, Bluefin, Funimation, GKIDS, Kodansha, Sentai Filmworks, VIZ Media, and Yen Press, and it has played host to guests such as directors Yoshiyuki Tomino and Fumihiko Sori, voice actors Aoi Yuki and Rie Kugimiya, and musical guests Aimer and Luna Haruna.
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Presenting The 2020 Crunchyroll Anime Awards Winners

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Earlier this evening, the 2020 Crunchyroll Anime Awards were handed out to the best and brightest in Anime entertainment and as many of you might recall, we lined out the run of nominations for this award just about a month ago. To keep this easier for you, I’ve left the full list of nominees and have highlighted the winner so you can see what was beat out. Let’s scroll through the list now shall we?

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Anime of the Year:
Carole & Tuesday
WINNER – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Mob Psycho 100 II
O Maidens in Your Savage Season
The Promised Neverland
Vinland Saga
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