KC Global Media has announced a deal with Malaysia’s largest integrated media and entertainment conglomerate, Media Prima, to bring premium Japanese drama, variety, and anime onboard its video streaming app, Tonton.
Through this agreement, more than 400,000 users on Tonton can now access an endless stream of Japanese content through linear and video on-demand (VOD) titles available from KC Global Media’s Japanese anime channel, Animax, and Japanese entertainment channel, GEM. All content from Animax and GEM will be streamed in their original Japanese audio and accompanied with Malay subtitles. Animax and GEM will be available through the platform’s TontonUp premium subscription service, with pricing starting from as low as RM7 per month.
George Chien, Co-Founder, President, and CEO of KC Global Media said, “We are excited to make more premium anime and popular Japanese entertainment accessible to Malaysians. Our partnership with Media Prima elevates our shared vision in entertaining a wider audience through our diverse content offerings, fresh and direct from Japan.”
Amir Rasyidi Johari, Chief Operating Officer, Tonton and Group Chief Marketing Officer, Media Prima Berhad said, “We know that there are many fans of Japanese entertainment and culture in Malaysia. This exciting partnership with KC Global Media will enable Tonton to offer anime, Japanese dramas, and reality shows, adding more variety and value to our TontonUp subscription service. We hope to see anime and Japanese fandom in Malaysia grow even stronger with this new offering on Tonton.”
As a pioneer for anime content in Asia, and home to the biggest anime titles, Animax offers premium and simulcast programmes from popular genres such as action, romance, horror, supernatural, sci-fi, comedy and slice-of-life. Anime fans can look forward to express title, broadcast on the same day as Japan, featuring season 2 of Mobile Suit Gundam the Witch from Mercury (Nominee for Anime of the Year, Anime Trending Awards 2023); season 1 of the popular sports drama, Haikyu!! (Nominee for Best Anime Series, IGN Award 2016), romance drama, Horimiya (Winner of Best in Character Design, Anime Trending Awards 2022), adventure, fantasy, Re: ZERO -Starting Life in Another World– DIRECTOR’S CUT (Winner of Best in Voice Cast, Anime Trending Awards 2022), fantasy action, Yashahime: Half Demon Princess (Nominee for Best Character Design, Anime Awards 2021), romance comedy, Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible (Nominee for Next Manga Awards 2020), supernatural, mystery, In/Spectre Season 2 (Nominee for Best Couple and Best Ending, Anime Awards 2021), among others.
As a content provider for Japanese entertainment, GEM, is the go-to destination for Japanese dramas and variety shows including life, sports drama, 10 count to the Future, starring the iconic Takuya Kimura as a talented boxer who returns to his alma mater to coach its boxing club; romantic drama, NICE FLIGHT!, which takes viewers behind the scenes of airport operations; mystery thriller, Dear My Loneliness and Darkness, where members of a middle school reunion start dying one after the other; action drama, AVALANCHE featuring a mysterious outlaw group, and many more! Food lovers can look forward to mouth-watering delights in season 2 of food variety, Moco’s Travel Kitchen, where Japanese celebrity chef, Mocomichi Hayami, drives his self-designed kitchen car to the countryside to create original recipes from fresh ingredients. For more light-hearted Japanese variety content, fans can catch season 4 of the award-winning reality series, Can I Follow You Home? which takes a unique peek into the lives of everyday Japanese citizens.