Charger Girl, Ju-den Chan Electrifies Crunchyroll
Action-Packed Title Comes to the Number One Online Destination for Anime and Asian Entertainment
San Francisco, CA (July 9, 2009) — Crunchyroll and Avex Entertainment, Inc.,
a leading Japanese music and entertainment company, have announced today a
partnership to bring CHARGER GIRL, JU-DEN CHAN, the anime series based on
the hit manga by Bow Ditama, to fans around the world through Crunchyroll.
More information can be found at:
CHARGER GIRL, JU-DEN CHAN, known as Fight Ippatsu! Juuden-chan in Japanese, follows Juden-chan on her adventures to make the world a better place. In preparing the title for a broader audience, Avex Entertainment, Inc. and Crunchyroll have worked closely together to make slight alterations to the original Japanese version of the show, which will later be used for its Japanese rebroadcast on UHF stations.
Vince Shortino of Crunchyroll states, “We are ecstatic about working with Avex. What better way to kick-off our relationship than with a lightning-charged action show like CHARGER GIRL, JU-DEN CHAN!”
CHARGER GIRL, JU-DEN CHAN will be available on Crunchyroll to viewers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Crunchyroll's Anime Members will be able to see weekly episodes the show in 480P quality one week before the general public on Crunchyroll, featuring English subtitles.
Crunchyroll is an online video service and community that offers full-length episodes and movies of the very best in Japanese anime and Asian entertainment. Crunchyroll's content is provided by Asian media leaders including TV TOKYO, Shueisha, d-rights, Fuji Creative Corporation, Pony Canyon, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Toei Animation, Gonzo, Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation America, and many others.
Crunchyroll was founded in June 2006 and has offices in San Francisco and Tokyo. Crunchyroll is a pioneer and innovator in the Japanese anime industry and the only video service in the world to offer hit programs like NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, GINTAMA and many others online to its subscribers within one hour of its Japanese broadcast. Crunchyroll is a member of the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) and the Licensing International Merchandisers Association (LIMA) and is funded by leading venture capital firm, Venrock.
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