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San Francisco, Calif. — February 2, 2021 — Crunchyroll, the world’s most popular anime brand, is announcing a deal today with Idris and Sabrina Elba, in conjunction with Idris’ Green Door Pictures and Sabrina’s Pink Towel San Francisco, Calif. — February 2, 2021 — Crunchyroll, the world’s most popular anime brand, is announcing a deal today with Idris and Sabrina Elba, in conjunction with Idris’ Green Door Pictures and Sabrina’s Pink Towel Pictures, to develop “Dantai” (working title), a dark fantasy animated series for Crunchyroll’s global anime audience of more than 100 million registered users. Idris and Sabrina Elba will…


Authored By Michael Dale & Maxim Levkov

Crunchyroll is a top provider of anime globally. In 2020, we have experienced significant growth of minutes streamed. Today, Crunchyroll streams billions of minutes of video every month. We continue to see significant growth domestically and internationally.

As Crunchyroll’s global audience has continued to grow, so has the need to improve our global service latency for video delivery. Within the Crunchyroll technology stack the set of services in the per-user “playback domain” map to the following areas:

  • Resource Discovery & Content Security
  • Multi-CDN decisioning for optimal delivery across multiple CDNs
  • Server Side Ad Insertion for the advertising supported streams on…


Authored By Victor Timotin

Engineering is fundamental to what our company, and specifically our office in Moldova does and we are very passionate about it. It is important to us. It’s for the community, by the community. Our partnership with the Technical University of Moldova started long before we started our official partnership and goes way beyond an agreement on paper.

It started with the first event-planning discussion with students who wanted something more — more knowledge, more opportunities for their peers and more experiences to advance in their desired careers.

In the last three years, we supported many student initiatives and decided it…


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San Francisco, Calif. — July 28, 2020 — Crunchyroll, the world’s most popular anime brand that offers fans the world’s largest anime library with more than 1,000 titles and 30,000 episodes, is announcing today that it has reached a new milestone crossing three million paid subscribers globally and over 70 million registered users.

“Crunchyroll’s global growth has been incredible. We launched in 2006 and it took us about 10 years to hit one million subscribers. It took us only two years after that to break two million, and even less than that to hit three million subscribers where we are…


Authored By Victor Timotin

In the 21st century, education must prepare people for life and can face new and unexpected challenges.” Michelle Iliev (Founder, Edu Tolk)

Two months ago, Michelle Iliev shared important ideas that you can see below:

Who would have guessed her words were a prediction of today’s reality?

The changes people have experienced over the past few months have required significant adaptability from professionals in every field. Everyone has been forced to implement radical transformations to make it possible to work and learn from home.

The educational system in Moldova needed to lead by example and make notable changes. Over…


Authored By Chris Kennedy, Nick Fujita & Michael Dale

The Crunchyroll catalog spans a massive amount of video content. Our published material dates back to when content was distributed on DVD or aired on standard definition TV at 480P all to way to current anime which is almost never produced at a higher resolution than 1080P. As displays are able to handle higher and higher resolutions and streaming platforms are able to handle variable internet speeds, what does this mean for modern-day anime fans? If you’re using Crunchyroll on 4K household televisions and 4K computer monitors, anime ends up being upscaled from its native resolution (again, a maximum of…


By Alina Metreniuc & Victor Timotin

February was an active month, providing a great tone to the start of the new season. Our engaged community participated in different kinds of events, from educational to more charity-focused. All of the events presented great opportunities for our people to do something great for our community and country of Moldova.

This past February, we had a pleasure to participate and support the following events:

  1. Google’s #HashCode team-based programming competition organized by Generator Hub.

#HashCode is the main competition of Google’s programming team for professionals in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Most importantly, during online qualification selection, team members…


Authored By Gizem Erdogan & Bharadhwaj Narayanan

At VRV we use personalized recommendations extensively to help our users discover their new favorites among thousands of other movies and series in our catalog. We believe a personalized homepage tailored to each user’s likes and interests is a big part of super-serving our fans. This also paves the way for our users to explore the rest of our catalog. That is why, when users log into VRV homepage, they are welcomed by personalized feeds with their recommendations, watchlist and continue-watching panels, along with generic content like new releases and fan favorites. …


Our Director of Content Operations, Q Williams, explains the process that went into Crunchyroll’s move to the cloud and the cross-functional effort that went into the migration.

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By Alina Metreniuc & Victor Timotin

Through all the years of activity in the local Chisinau market, Ellation has always strived to do everything possible to support our local tech community — to connect everyone, provide more opportunities for people to gather, to share our collective experience and to grow our careers!

January is considered a very active month full of events — the start of the year, which hopefully will set the tone for the rest of the year.

This past January, we had the pleasure of being part of and supporting the following organizations and educational events:

  • Hackathon “REC-lama”, organized by the Republican Center…

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