Crunchyroll debuts linear TV anime block in Brazil

Anime streaming service Crunchyroll announced that it will launch a one-hour programming block on free-to air channel Rede Brasil. It will be available on Saturdays beginning April 21, featuring two shows, “Black Clover” and “Re:Zero.”
The new programming block, called Crunchyroll TV, will mark the platform’s first jump onto linear television. It will air every Saturday, at 8 p.m (local time), with a repeat on Sundays, at 11 a.m. The show will be hosted by Bia Purin and Malu Arantes, Crunchyroll’s Brazilian community managers. Contents will be in Japanese and subtitled in Portuguese.
“Re: Zero” aired on Japanese television between April and September last year. It tells the story of Subaru Natsuki, a young man who is magically transported to a medieval fantasy world. For its part, “Black Clover” is still available on Japanese TV. This anime shows the story of Asta and Yuno, two orphans who were raised together and promise battles to become king of the wizards.
“This is our first programming expansion into linear TV internationally, and we’re excited to bring anime fans in Brazil another avenue to connect through the content they love,” said Joellen Ferrer, vice president of communications at Ellation. “We hope this new, expanded programming can both engage existing fans further and introduce new fans to this passionate culture.”