14 Facts About Wakanim


Wakanim SAS was a French entertainment company, which runs the video-on-demand streaming service of the same name that specialises in the online streaming and simulcasting of Japanese anime series.

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Wakanim was founded on 27 February 2009 after YouTube appeared in France in 2007, and broadcast its first series in October 2010, The World God Only Knows.

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In October 2013, Wakanim began expanding overseas, with the service extended to the United Kingdom in partnership with British distributor Anime Limited.

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Wakanim UK was later discontinued in 2014, with Space Dandy being the final title simulcasted in the region.

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In July 2014, Wakanim announced a new service called Wakanim Music which is about Asian music news and would offer music streaming.

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In June 2017, Wakanim established an English-subtitled version for the Nordic countries.

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In September 2017, Wakanim announced that it would be available for the German-speaking regions with subtitles and dubs in cooperation with the AkibaPass service.

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In January 2018, Wakanim further expanded by launching a Russian service for Russian-speaking countries and regions.

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In October 2016, Wakanim offered their first simultaneous French dub with Drifters, in partnership with the French television channel J-One.

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On 11 March 2022, Crunchyroll and Wakanim announced that they would suspend their services in Russia due to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Wakanim have apps for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows 10, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, iOS and Android platforms.

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When Wakanim's service was launched, the accessible episodes of series were broadcast in simulcast with Japan on the Internet, in paid mode and at the same time free of charge for seven days after the first broadcast.

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In March 2016, Wakanim offered access to its catalog with a monthly subscription.

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Wakanim offers series and films which are geographically restricted according to the selected language:.

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