Toei firms VoD deal with Orange in France

MUMBAI: Toei Animation Europe has firmed up a deal with France-based Orange to bring the animated properties Captain Harlock and Ken the Great Bear Fist to VoD and mobile VOD platforms throughout French-speaking territories.

The VoD offer is available on PC and IPTV through the 2424video service. Mobisodes are of 3 to 5 minute formats taken directly from the TV series and offered free of charge to subscribers on the Orange World portal.


Captain Harlock is set in 2977, when mankind has become complacent and stagnant. All work is done by machines, while humans spend all their time on entertainment. But when a mysterious invader from the stars catches Earth unawares, only the legendary space pirate Captain Harlock and the crew of the Arcadia have the will to stand against them.

In Ken the Great Bear Fist, Ken who has the great bear fist was defeated by Sin, his rival who deprived his sweetheart. His endless journey of fierce battles to rescue her begins.

Said Toei Animation Europe COO Kanji Kazahaya, "The key titles of Captain Harlock and Ken the Great Bear Fist are very popular in France. By proposing today this offer with one of the major French operator such as Orange, our fans will have the opportunity to rediscover their favourite series on TV as well as on their PC and mobile."

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