Singapore, 9 April 2021 – “Dreams can become reality,” says Midoriya Izuku, the lead character of popular anime series My Hero Academia. Indeed, the dreams of anime lovers have come true as they can now catch My Hero Academia and other Japanese animation titles for free on meWATCH!
In partnership with regional content distributor Medialink Group, Mediacorp will progressively release more than 40 titles comprising 800 episodes from Medialink Group’s Ani-One anime library on meWATCH from today.
Anime fans can look forward to the premiere of To Your Eternity, an epic fantasy saga of an immortal hero’s quest to understand what it is like to live on earth. This highly anticipated series will be available on meWATCH on 13 April, just a day after its release in Japan. Fans can also be right in the heart of the action with same-day episodic releases for the much-raved about Burning Kabaddi and season 5 of My Hero Academia. There is something for everyone, with titles across anime genres, from the supernatural series JUJUTSU KAISEN, to sci-fi comedy Dr. STONE and the dark fantasy series OVERLORD.
All anime titles will be in their original Japanese audio and fully captioned with English and Chinese subtitles.
Mr Anil Nihalani, Head of Digital Products and Technology, Mediacorp, said: “Anime has seen a steady rise in popularity around the world, and there is a captive audience base here in Singapore. Mediacorp is thrilled to bring these popular titles from the Medialink Group to meWATCH as part of our continuous efforts to enhance our content offerings. We hope the fans are as excited as we are, and those who are not fans yet will get a chance to explore a new genre.”
Ms Lovinia Chiu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medialink Group, said: “We are delighted to establish the partnership with Mediacorp for launching Ani-One on meWATCH in Singapore. As the market leader of Japanese animation distribution in Asia, we can see the potential and demand of animation in Singapore. This collaboration is a powerful combination, and it represents a big step ahead for both parties to deliver outstanding animation content to audience in Singapore. We look forward to the success in this rapidly growing segment of entertainment with Mediacorp.”
The anime titles will further expand meWATCH’s collection of content from its existing collaborations with beIN SPORTS, HBO GO, ShemarooMe and Simply South.
Medialink Entertainment Limited
Mediacorp is Singapore’s largest content creator and national media network, operating six TV channels, 11 radio stations and multiple digital platforms including CNA, Singapore's most used news app, and meWATCH, its digital video platform. Its mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.
Mediacorp pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with radio broadcast in 1936 and television broadcast in 1963. Today, it reaches 98% of Singaporeans in four languages weekly and has a growing Asian audience base through CNA as well as entertainment content that is distributed across markets in the region.
The Mediacorp Partner Network brings Mediacorp together with industry-leading brands like ESPN, Edipresse Media, 99.co and VICE to deliver rich content for consumers and effective solutions for advertisers.
Mediacorp is the recipient of industry accolades including New York Festivals, World Media Festivals, PromaxBDA (World and Asia) and Asian Academy Creative Awards.
For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg.
About Medialink Group Limited
Medialink Group Limited (2230.hk) is a leading dynamic market mover of media content distribution and brand licensing headquartered in Hong Kong with presence in China, Japan and South East Asia with its own Ani-One® anime platform in the region and over 1.2 million subscribers and more than 125 million views on its YouTube channel; edutainment VOD Ani-Kids™ channel and e-commerce platform Ani-Mall™. Medialink Group has been engaging in the business of media content distribution for over 26 years, and also operates the brand licensing business.
Ani-One® on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ani1Asia
Ani-One® on YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/anioneasia/
Ani-Kids™ Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AniKidsZone/
Ani-Mall™ : https://www.ani-mall.asia/
Under the media content distribution business, Medialink Group invests and cooperates closely with media content licensors through entering content production and distribution arrangements and distributes media content relating to animation series, variety shows, drama series and animated and live-action feature films.