During the global COVID-19 pandemic the entertainment industry has had to find new solutions. Although various productions have been delayed, some inventive opportunities have emerged. One of these is Screen Anime, a UK and Ireland focused online streaming anime festival. On monthly rotations a range of Japanese animated films and series were presented to subscribers to help them get through the isolation of lockdown.
The service was devised to be sustainable as long as needed and with vaccination now reaching more and more of the global population that time is at an end. Screen Anime will close down as of today, though its success has inspired two new projects.
The first of these is Anime (Un)limited, a service for the company’s online shop that continues the 10% discount Screen Anime subscribers enjoyed. For Â£17.99 a year subscribers will receive this, a yearly magazine in the post and exclusive offers/merchandise variants both on the digital store and at conventions Anime Limited attends.
Although the company is now steadily transitioning back into theatrical screenings (tickets are available for screenings of Lupin III The First at Showcase Cinemas for 2nd June), Anime Limited are also not forgetting those for whom travel and social activity is currently still not a safe option via Crunchyroll Movie Nights at Home. In a similar fashion to the Screen Anime service, this will allow Crunchyroll subscribers in the UK and Ireland to watch a selection of anime film titles beginning now, rotated monthly. The first of these titles is Penguin Highway.