The era of the TV is nearing its end as a lot of content is available on Streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Funimation, etc.
Many of these sites also stream anime; however, they tend to stick to adding new anime to their showcase and not old-time favourites such as Fist of the North Star, Lum, etc. Seeing this opportunity, a new streaming service is going live in 2020 that focuses entirely on anime classics.
RetroCrush, formerly a Youtube channel that uploads video clips of classic anime, tweeted out the announcement that they are officially upgrading to a streaming service in 2020!
Thanks again for everyone who turned out yesterday. As mentioned, we have big plans for 2020. Please stick around for more news and updates on our upcoming streaming service. #AnimeNYC2019 #retrocrush2020 #retroanime pic.twitter.com/LbaQM1g6MN— RetroCrush (@retrocrush_tv) November 17, 2019
The tweet shows off images from a variety of anime that will be included in the streaming service, including Street Fighter 2, Card Captor Sakura, Dragon Ball, etc. No details regarding their pricing or a list of their library content have yet been announced. However, it is definitely something that has caught the attention of anime viewers.
RetroCrush is going to have a hard time competing against big companies such as Netflix and Hulu. Although, with their new approach to anime and a bit of luck, they just might make it.
The official description for Retro Crush on their website reads as such:
“RetroCrush is a community built for the consumption and discussion of the Golden Age of Japanese animation, from the perspectives of pop culture, fandom, art, internet memes & more.”