Right Stuf, the leading distributor of anime and manga products in North America, has decided to close its doors on October 10, merging its operations with Crunchyroll Store.
Founded in 1987 by Robert Ferson, Right Stuf initially started out as a telescope retailer. However, it quickly shifted its focus to the anime and manga industry, becoming one of the first dedicated anime retailers in the United States.
In a significant move in August 2022, Crunchyroll acquired Right Stuf. One of the most notable changes following the acquisition was the discontinuation of 18+ product sales.
At the time, Right Stuf issued a press release stating their commitment to continuing to provide top quality anime, manga and related products.
However, recent information suggests a change in this direction.
Right Stuf is merging with Crunchyroll
Recent reports, specifically Manga Mogura’s tweet on X (formerly Twitter), suggest that Right Stuf will shut down before October 10, 2023.
Anime and manga product listings from Right Stuf will be moved to the Crunchyroll store.
This information is said to come from emails Right Stuf sent to its business partners.
For active and pending orders, we are awaiting further details. An official press release will provide clarity soon.
The current RightStufAnime Winter Sale is still ongoing but is expected to be renamed the Crunchyroll Holiday Sale with some additional changes.
Right Stuf is always highly rated for its great customer service, great deals, and safe packaging. Fans are now curious about what the merger with Crunchyroll Store could lead to.
Additionally, Right Stuf’s affiliate program for creators, which is not a feature of the Crunchyroll store, is also being mentioned. It remains to be seen whether Crunchyroll will introduce a similar show or if this marks its end.