Crunchyroll and Marvelous Entertainment to Transport Fans to Imperial China

Oct 7th 2009

Sequel to Adaptation of Visual Novel Game Coming to Crunchyroll

San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan (October 7, 2009) -- Crunchyroll and Marvelous Entertainment announces today the addition of SHIN KOIHIME MUSO to Crunchyroll's Fall 2009 Anime Lineup. Adapted from BaseSon's Japanese visual novel game with a nearly all-female interpretation of the Chinese literary classic ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS, SHIN KOIHIME MUSO is animated by Dogakobo and features returning cast members Emi Motoi, Erika Narumi, Hiroka Nishizawa, Maki Kobayashi, and Nami Kurokawa in lead voice-acting roles. More information can be found at http://www.Crunchyroll.com/shinkoihimemuso.

"SHIN KOIHIME MUSO exemplifies everything which hardcore anime fans are looking for in anime today," said Vince Shortino, President of Crunchyroll's Japan office. "Its ornate visuals, character relationships and fan service all create the ideal core show for the Fall."

SHIN KOIHIME MUSO will be available worldwide outside of Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and French-speaking Europe in standard definition free of charge to all visitors of Crunchyroll's website and across the Crunchyroll network one week after airing in Japan. Crunchyroll's Anime Members will receive early access to the program.

All fans can enjoy all content on the site for free, but Crunchyroll Anime Members benefits include higher quality streams of all shows (in some cases at 720p High Definition Video) with no advertisement and early access to all simulcast shows as early as one (1) hour after its Japan Broadcast. Crunchyroll Anime Membership costs as little as $5 a month and goes directly towards supporting Japan Animation companies. More information, including a two week free trial membership can be found at http://www.Crunchyroll.com/freetrial.

Title Synopsis:

SHIN KOIHIME MUSO Towards the end of the Han Dynasty, the world is in the throes of chaos and disorder. In a time when strength is needed, a hero is secretly sharpening her skills as a warrior of justice: her name is Kan'u Unch?. Kan'u will put her life on the line, test her strength and power, fighting to protect those in need. Together with Ch?hi Ekitoku, they make a vow as sisters to forge down this path of justice, awaiting whatever fate has in store for them...

Now in SHIN KOIHIME MUSO, Kan'u and Ch?hi explode into battle as they must again stand up and fight for peace during these turbulent times. Together they set out to assemble their team of warriors, eyes to the horizon and the many battles and adventures that awaits for them up ahead!

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