Crunchyroll Delivers More Anime Cheer With Three Brand New Titles To Its Site
San Francisco, Calif. (December 30, 2010) – In its commitment to establish the largest anime library on the web, Crunchyroll will be delivering three (3) fan-favorite titles – CANVAS 2: RAINBOW COLORED SKETCH, MAGICIAN'S ACADEMY and VENUS TO MAMORU! – all of which are set to be released today at noon PST. More information can be found at www.crunchyroll.com.
Premium anime members and all-access members will be able to watch each series in its entirety without commercials immediately. Free users will get the first four (4) episodes of both CANVAS 2: RAINBOW COLORED SKETCH and VENUS TO MAMORU!, and the subsequent four (4) episodes once every week henceforth. MAGICIAN'S ACADEMY will have the first three (3) episodes available for free today, with the following three (3) episodes being released every week henceforth until the series' completion.
All series will be available in the following territories: North America, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Netherlands, Portugal, Middle East and Africa. MAGICIAN'S ACADEMY and VENUS TO MAMORU! will also be available in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.
CANVAS 2: RAINBOW COLORED SKETCH focuses on Kamikura Hiroki, who despite being an art student at Nadesico Academy has given up on his dreams and no longer paint, unlike his cousin Ellse. One day, the high school hires Kikyo Kiri who had once confessed her love to and was rejected...
MAGICIAN'S ACADEMY revolves around Takuto Hasegawa, who attends a magic academy that is not marked on any map. During a summoning spell exam, he accidentally creates a girl named Tanarot, who happends to hold enough magical power to destroy his country, but fortunately Tanarot professes undying loyalty to her "creator."
VENUS TO MAMORU! follows Yoshimura Mamoru who was accepted into a school for Beatrices, due to his high intellect. However due to chance circumstances, he becomes involved with Ayako Takasu, who inducts him into the Student Council as her aid. He becomes involved in the dangers and mysteries of the Beatrices…
Crunchyroll premium members will have access to the largest anime and drama selection, same-day access for simulcasted titles, no advertisements and can be viewed in 480p-to-720p quality on selected titles. More information about the Crunchyroll membership plan can be found at: http://www.crunchyroll.com/freetrial/
About Crunchyroll, Inc.
Crunchyroll is a leading global video network and developer of social media applications for Japanese anime and Asian media. Through applications like Crunchyroll for iPhone, iPad, Android, TV set-top boxes, affiliate websites and its own streaming website, Crunchyroll delivers officially-licensed content from leading Asian media producers directly to consumers.
Crunchyroll has offices in San Francisco, Calif. and Tokyo, Japan, and is a member of the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) and Licensing International Merchandisers' Association (LIMA). Founded in 2006, Crunchyroll is funded by leading venture capital firm, Venrock, Japanese entertainment giant TV TOKYO, digital publishing leader Bitway and a group of angel investors representing some of the brightest and most successful entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. More information can be found at http://www.crunchyroll.com.