Crunchyroll, owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, announced the acquisition of Japanese online entertainment retailer Right Stuf.
The acquisition expands Crunchyroll’s e-commerce offerings and capabilities while Right Stuf continues its operations. Crunchyroll’s acquisition of Right Stuf aims to serve fans and collectors with an even wider array of manga, home video, figures, games, music and more to purchase.
However, Erotica products will no longer be sold through Right Stuf. Instead, Erotica products will be sold through EroAnimeStore.com. All unshipped open orders and pre-orders will be handled by EroAnimeStore going forward.
“For 35 years, Right Stuf’s mission has been to connect anime fans with the products they love,” said Shawne Kleckner, CEO of Right Stuf. “Joining forces with Crunchyroll allows us to accelerate and scale this effort more than ever before. There has never been a more exciting time to be an anime fan than today!” Kleckner and the Right Stuf team will join Crunchyroll’s Emerging Businesses organization, led by Terry Li.
Currently, Crunchyroll is designing new subscriber discounts and benefits that will include Right Stuf. Newsletter subscribers receive the first new details once Crunchyroll is ready to share information.
Lastly, a full FAQ regarding the Right Stuf acquisition is available here.