12 OCT 2021

Filmrise started distribution deal with TMS Entertainment

Stemming from a distribution partnership between the two companies, the catalog includes a total of 38 titles, including “Lupin the 3rd,””Sonic X,””Case Closed”and “Vritual Fighter, set to launch of various North American platforms.

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FilmRise has initiated a distribution deal with TMS Entertainment, one of the world’s largest anime studios. The deal gives FilmRise AVOD rights to 38 anime television series and films which include over 1,100 episodes, in the United States and Canada. “Partnering with FilmRise allows us to increase exposure of these highly-popular anime programs,”  Sam Maseba of TMS Entertainment said. “Already having a dedicated and loyal following around the world, these hit series can now be enjoyed for free on streaming platforms in North America.”

The announcement was made today by Max Einhorn, SVP of Acquisitions & Co-Productions. FilmRise will distribute to AVOD/FAST platforms, and FilmRise’s Streaming Network of Channels where the programs will stream on a soon to be launched FilmRise-branded OTT Anime-focused channel. The deal was negotiated by Max Einhorn for FilmRise and Sam Maseba for TMS Entertainment.

Programs include multiple seasons and films from the highly popular franchises “LUPIN THE 3rd,” “Sonic X,” “Virtua Fighter,” and “Case Closed.” In addition, the TV series “Sherlock Hound,” “Monster Rancher,” “ItaKiss,” “Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple,” “Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas,” and the classic children’s film “Little Nemo,” among others are included in the deal. “TMS Entertainment is one of the world’s premiere anime studios, and a key player in this genre that is experiencing tremendous growth with streaming audiences around the world,” Einhorn states. “These highly sought-after productions from TMS are an incredible addition to our offerings in this increasingly popular vertical.”

Partnering with FilmRise allows us to increase exposure of these highly-popular anime programs. Already having a dedicated and loyal following around the world, these hit series can now be enjoyed for free on streaming platforms in North America.” Sam Maseba TMS Entertainment