Anime News Network is reporting that AnimeLog (Anilog) has launched its global YouTube channel. The launch titles are:
- Ahare! Meisaku-kun
- Hello, Anne (Before Green Gables)
- Hungry Heart
- Fantastic Children
- The World of GOLDEN EGGS
- Jungle Emperor
A representative of Analyzelog, the company managing the channel, told Anime News Network, “Most titles are available in every country, but some titles are limited in certain countries.” The company stated in August 2020 that it plans to stream subtitled content in English and Chinese for overseas fans.
AnimeLog describes itself as “Japan’s first official anime channel on YouTube that available for global users officially licensed by the cross-rights holders of TV anime content,” and it plans to distribute 100 titles within the next year. The channel aims to provide legal content to anime fans overseas while offering Japanese companies and content copyright holders control over the channel.
The Variety entertainment trade magazine has reported that Toei Animation, Kodansha, and other anime content providers are collaborating to start a YouTube channel named Animelog, or Anilog. The channel is currently available in Japan, but the staff also intends to provide subtitled content in English and Chinese for overseas fans.
The Anilog YouTube channel launched with content such as Black Jack and Future Boy Conan streaming in Japan. The channel aims to provide 3,000 anime titles from 30 companies, including Nippon Animation, Tezuka Productions, Toei Animation, Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Shinei Animation, and Kodansha, by the year 2022.
Analyzelog said in a statement about the new channel, “There exists a problem of illegal video distribution service these days, but ‘AnimeLog’ will distribute only officially licensed animations and operate as a safe channel that families can enjoy together.”
Benjamin Grubbs founded Analyzelog in 2018 with seed capital backing from U.S. venture investor, Next10 Ventures.