Crunchyroll Announces Natsu no Arashi! 2 as Latest Simulcast Addition

Sep 30th 2009

The Number One (1) Online Destination for Anime and Asian Entertainment Continues to Lead the Way in Bringing the Best in Anime Titles to the Online Community

San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan (September 30, 2009) — Crunchyroll and TV Tokyo and King Records supernatural romantic shonen comedy NATSU NO ARASHI! 2 as the newest simulcast series to join the number one (1) online destination site for Anime and Asian Entertainment. More information can be found at www.Crunchyroll.com/arashi2.

NATSU NO ARASHI! 2 is definitely a Crunchyroll fan favorite”, states Crunchyroll Vice President of Licensing, Mr. Rob Pereyda, “we are definitely grateful for the amazing and continued support we receive from TV Tokyo and King Records.”

NATSU NO ARASHI! 2 begins its broadcasts on Sunday, October 4th at 11am PST for Crunchyroll Anime Members (1 hour after its Japan broadcast) with a general Crunchyroll release one week later. This title will be available in the United States and its respective territories, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

NATSU NO ARASHI! 2 joins over 20 other titles to form Crunchyroll's Fall 2009 Anime Lineup. Find out what else will be simulcasting at http://www.Crunchyroll.com/lineup today.

Title Synopsis:

NATSU NO ARASHI! 2
We continue off where we left off last season when male protagonist Hajime discovers that Arashi is really a ghost and they continue on a journey together through an unusual connection that the two of them share. Arashi's friend, Kaja, who was an exchange student from Germany, is also a ghost who is able to make a personal connection with Jun allowing them to travel together through time as well. Stayed tuned for the upcoming adventures and experiences the characters are bound to face together captivating audiences of all types!

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