Crunchyroll has expanded it's offerings to a new Youtube channel called Crunchyroll Extras. The channel will showcase short videos on anime and the surrounding culture. The first videos are up now, and there's a new video every day in May.
From the Press Release:
This channel will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes content, interviews, cooking demos, Crunchyroll explains, video essays, speed drawing, news and more created for the anime community to enjoy across mobile devices.
To celebrate the launch of the new channel, Crunchyroll will bring fans a slate of “One Piece” themed content to commemorate the birthday of protagonist and pirate captain Monkey D. Luffy. Fans can watch 10 videos at launch with a new video premiering every day this month.
“Crunchyroll Extras” will also host exclusive reaction videos from famous personalities like Junji Ito (horror mangaka), Setsuo Ito (Japanese voice actor for Mob from “Mob Psycho 100”), and Eric Stuart (English voice actor for Seto Kaiba from “Yu-Gi-Oh!”).
Crunchyroll currently operates two additional US-based YouTube channels: Crunchyroll main, which hosts long-form deep dives into anime hot topics like Crunchyroll Documentaries and “Anime Explained” videos, and Crunchyroll Collection, which shares trailers, clips and opening / ending music videos from our community’s favourite anime series. In aggregate, Crunchyroll’s US YouTube channels have 1.8M subscribers in total.
Social video in Q1 of 2020 amassed more than 20M views across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter in the U.S. - this content is coming to YouTube for the first time with Crunchyroll Extras.
Crunchyroll also has specific YouTube channels in each local region including Latin America, France, Germany, Brazil, Italy and Russia. Across international YouTube accounts, Crunchyroll has 1.3M subscribers, for a total of 3.1 million subscribers across YouTube globally.
Fans can check out Crunchyroll Extras every day this month for original content about their favourite shows and can catch the latest “One Piece” action from Luffy and the crew on Crunchyroll now.