Crunchyroll Bought A Popular Anime Video Store, Removed Its Hentai

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Crunchyroll Bought A Popular Anime Video Store, Removed Its Hentai

Yesterday, Crunchyroll announced its acquisition of Right Stuf, a popular online video publisher and distributor of anime products. The anime streaming service touted its merger leading to an expanded eCommerce platform that would allow it to serve a wider array of customers with anime goodies. However, the CEO of FAKKU, the world’s largest distributor of adult manga, said Crunchyroll left out one important detail of its acquisition: the removal of hentai.

Crunchyroll, the internet’s leading anime streaming service, includes explicit content—up to a point. Over the years, as anime has become more popular, the streamer has become more conservative in its offerings, specifically with its figurines and shows. The surge in anime popularity, however, has also allowed it to assume juggernaut status in the space. In March, Crunchyroll merged with its then-competitor, Funimation, making it the largest conglomerate of anime. And now it’s added yet another anime Infinity Stone to its gauntlet with its purchase of yet another online anime distributor, Right Stuf.

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Jacob Grady, the CEO at FAKKU, tweeted that Crunchyroll and Right Stuf’s merger 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 clearing out FAKKU’s landing page on the site.

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