Crunchyroll Announces New Drama Service

Dec 15th 2009

Crunchyroll launches largest official collection of free streaming Drama and premium Drama Services

San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan (December 15, 2009) ‹ Crunchyroll, the official source for Anime and Drama online, feeds the need of all hungry Asian drama fans with the new Crunchyroll Drama Membership. All Crunchyroll fans will still be able to enjoy the most extensive online collection of streaming drama series from Korean, Japan, and Hong Kong. Thousands of Asian drama episodes will be available to watch for free. In addition, Crunchyroll Drama Members will be able to view their favorite dramas in higher quality 480p streams and without advertisements for as little as $5/month. More information can be found at http://www.crunchyroll.com/membership.

In addition, Crunchyroll will be offering an All-Access Membership that bundles the current Anime Membership and the new Drama Membership for a lower combined price. Current Crunchyroll Anime Members will have the chance to upgrade their Anime Membership to an All-Access Membership for as low as $1 more a month. More information can be found at http://www.crunchyroll.com/membership.

About Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is the largest online community and video site for the very best in Japanese Anime and Dramas from Asia. Crunchyroll's content is provided by Asian media leaders including TV TOKYO, Shueisha, d-rights, Fuji Creative Corporation (FCC), Media International Corporation (MICO), 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 both San Francisco and Tokyo. Crunchyroll is a pioneer and innovator within 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. More information can be found at its website http://www.crunchyroll.com.

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