Bandai Entertainment and Crunchyroll to Stream Anime Mecha Series Hit Eureka Seven

Aug 26th 2009

The Number One Online Destination for Anime and Asian Entertainment and Award Winning U.S. Anime Distribution Company Team Up!

San Francisco, CA (August 26, 2009) —U.S. Anime distribution company, Bandai Entertainment Inc., and the number one (1) online destination for Anime and Asian Entertainment, Crunchyroll, to stream the hit mecha Anime series EUREKA SEVEN (episodes 1-50; subbed and dubbed) to Crunchyroll anime members and fans worldwide starting today, August 26, 2009. More information can be found at www.Crunchyroll.com/EurekaSeven .

Bandai Entertainment, INC., has garnered record numbers accolades in both 2008 and 2009 from the fan selected SPJA Industry Awards, with EUREKA SEVEN winning in 2007 for Best Mechanical Design and Best Manga. Bandai Entertainment Inc. will also be releasing, for one (1) night only, the EUREKA SEVEN theatrical movie on Thursday; September 24, 2009 in selected theaters nationwide on a first-come and first-served basis (with priorities provided to online reservations). More information can be found at www.ncm.com/Fathom/Anime/EurekaSeven.aspx .

“We are excited to be working with Crunchyroll bringing Eureka Seven back to so new and old fans alike can enjoy the series once again,” said Ken Iyadomi, President of Bandai Entertainment, INC.

“We are extremely honored and ecstatic to be working with U.S. Anime power-house Bandai Entertainment, INC.”, states Crunchyroll executive Mr. Brady McCollum, “Bandai Entertainment, INC. titles have been a staple in U.S. fandom. Any Anime fan will have a large number of Bandai Entertainment, INC. titles in their collection and we are excited to be bringing a Bandai Entertainment Inc. fan favorite, EUREKA SEVEN, to the Crunchyroll fan base.”

This title will be available in subbed and dubbed formats and available in the following territories: USA, Canada, and their respective territories.

Title Synopsis:

EUREKA SEVEN
For Renton, every day's the same. Nothing happens, nothing changes. He goes to school, he goes home. The only thing that keeps him happy is lifting on his ref board. Nothing exciting ever happens to him. Until one day, a giant mecha called an LFO comes crashing down on him literally. And inside is the most beautiful girl he has ever seen! The thing is, though, the girl, named Eureka, is on the run from the military with her stolen mecha, and she's brought trouble with her.

Renton will have to summon up all his courage to face his childhood hero; get the girl he's hopelessly smitten with to like him; and–oh yeah-live up to the legacy of his father who saved the world. But hey, at least it's not boring anymore.

About Bandai Entertainment, INC.

Bandai Entertainment, INC. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and the premier distributor of Japanese animation on DVD and programming for television broadcast in North America. Additional company and product information is available through our website at www.bandai-ent.com .

About Crunchyroll

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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