Crunchyroll Acquires Korean Animated Series “Bastions”
Anime studio Crunchyroll announced today it has acquired global rights to an animated series about to debut in South Korea (and thanks to them, the rest of the world).
Bastions is about a world where superheroes compete for popularity and the young caped rookies who enter this world looking for fame. They may find it if they can take down Wash Green, a megacorporation that pretends to be environmentally friendly while secretly operating as the #1 polluter in the world.
One major selling point of Bastions is that it incorporates current K-Pop into its soundtrack, a genre that has blown up in the West in recent years. Megawatt Korean boy band BTS has contributed to the series, including the main track and theme song. Music from K-pop girl group Le Sserafim and singers Heize and AleXa are also in the soundtrack. Is that enough to ensure the success of Bastions? We’ll have to find out.
“Crunchyroll has an extraordinary opportunity to introduce fans to more animation styles from Asia, and this exciting new series from Korea does just that. And having the music of so many K-pop stars really broadens the appeal of BASTIONS,” says Asa Suehira, Crunchyroll’s Chief Content Officer.
The first episode of Bastions will premiere on Crunchyroll May 13, followed by further episodes weekly. The first season will be five episodes long.
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