After receiving positive feedback from its fan base, Twitch is doubling down on anime with a new month long marathon. The social video platform has partnered with Rooster Teeth and 4K Media, to bring programming such as “RWBY” and “Yu-Gi- Oh! Duel Monsters.”
Twitch will also host live talk shows, gameplay and art streams from Twitch creators, and anime content from New
York Comic-Con. The marathon begin with “RWBY” on October 9 at 11:00 a.m. PDT, followed by “Yu-Gi- Oh! Duel Monsters” on October 15. All of the content will be viewable online with the full list of events detailed at twitch.tv/watch/anime.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Twitch for this incredible and unique opportunity to bring the RWBY community together,” said Gray G. Haddock, Head of Rooster Teeth Animation. “This is a perfect opportunity to relive all of the great moments from the first four volumes, or experience them for the first time, as we prepare to launch Volume 5 on October 14.”
This is not the first time Twitch has hosted an anime themed marathon. Back in July, the company partnered with Crunchyroll to stream 120 hours of anime content.
“Anime is really hot on Twitch right now since our community is passionate about being able to interact around this kind of content,” said Annie Berrones, Director of Emerging Content Marketing at Twitch. “Given their engagement and enthusiasm, we are taking the experience one step further by featuring back-to- back marathons of RWBY and Yu-Gi- Oh! Duel Monsters, along with anime-driven entertainment from our content creators.”
Anime fans can watch and chat with fellow community members during these programs:
- October 8 — New York Comic-Con’s official Twitch livestream interview with the “RWBY”
cast and crew at 12:00 p.m. PDT
- October 9 — HyperRPG’s “HyperOtaku” one-hour marathon pre-show from 10:00-11:00
- October 9-14 — Rooster Teeth’s “RWBY” marathon at 11:00 a.m. PDT
- October 12 & 16th – Manga illustration stream with Shillin from 1:00-2:00 p.m. PDT
- October 15 — “Yu-Gi- Oh!” marathon pre-show featuring StreamFourStar from 11:00 a.m.- 12 p.m. PDT
- October 15-30 — “Yu-Gi- Oh! Duel Monsters marathon” at 12:00 p.m. PDT
New York City-based 4K Media, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.) is a brand management and production company best known for its management of the “Yu-Gi- Oh!” franchise outside of Asia. Rooster Teeth is known for some of the biggest series on the web, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. They also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan.