Crunchyroll and Gonzo Forge the “Urban Jungle” of Shangri-La with Dream Team Members Bessho, Ohnogi, Mori and Murata
The following press release was updated by Crunchyroll on March 19, 2009 at 7:52:15 PM EDT.
World Anime Channel and Japanese Anime Company to Stream and Debut 1st Original Animated 3D-CGI Sci-Fi Property from NewType
San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan (March 19, 2009) —Crunchyroll and Gonzo
team up again to bring the animated 3D-CGI sci-fi property, based on the
original novel by Eiichi Ikegami, SHANGRI-LA to Crunchyroll for a worldwide
debut starting on April 06, 2009. More information can be found at
SHANGRI-LA is a must-see anime series put together by a dream team of acclaimed talents including director Makoto Bessho, writer Hiroshi Ohnogi, creative producer Takeshi Mori and character designer Range Murata. Each week, the new episode of SHANGRI-LA will be available to Crunchyroll Anime Members on the same day of its Japanese broadcast with no video advertisements, and for free-viewing for non-members with advertising support.
SHANGRI-LA SHANGRI-LA is the story of a young woman fighting for her survival in a real "urban jungle." Only 18 years old, Kuniko Hojo finds herself at the heart of the battle for humanity's future when she discovers that the government which rules Atlas intends to continue marginalizing the less-privileged masses outside the tower - by force, if necessary. http://www.anime-shangri-la.jp/english/
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Tokyo. Crunchyroll is a pioneer and innovator in the Japanese anime industry
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