The CTV Broadband Network will unveil the first animated extension of the Degrassi brand, dubbed “mangasodes” (Manga refers to Japanese comics) at CTV.ca on Thursday, Feb. 8 at noon ET. The second mangasode will be available on Thursday, Feb. 15 at noon ET. So far, there are only two mangasodes. Both are sponsorable, using either pre-roll or ads within CTV’s Broadband player.
The streaming mangasodes are two-minute-long episodes building on characters in the Degrassi: Extra Credit novel series and Degrassi: The Next Generation, which returns to CTV later this year (unconfirmed date) for the second half of its sixth season. The mangasodes were produced by Yowza! Animation, the Toronto-based company with production credits on recent films such as Osmosis Jones, Titan AE, and Curious George