Beelzebub Coming on CrunchyrollJan 3rd 2011
January 3, 2011
San Francisco, Calif. and Osaka, Japan – Crunchyroll, Inc., one of the leading global video networks and developer of social media applications for Japanese anime and Asian media, and Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, one of the leading broadcaster-producers of Japanese anime, announced today a streaming rights partnership around Beelzebub. Animated by the legendary Studio Pierrot and based on the Shueisha manga of the same name by Ryuhei Tamura syndicted in Weekly Shonen Jump, Beelzebub features lead character voice-acting by big name stars Katsuyuki Konishi and Sawashiro. More information is available at http://www.crunchyroll.com/beelzebub.
Crunchyroll's Vice President of Licensing Rob Pereyda said: “Without a doubt, Beelzebub is the biggest action title of the coming year. Nothing performs better on Crunchyroll than these high target, exquisitely produced shonen action titles, so Beelzebub is an excellent fit for our service. We look forward to its coronation as one of the top titles on Crunchyroll.”
Yomiuri Telecasting General Manager of the Content Business Department Masaya Ueda said: “Beelzebub is YTV's biggest production of 2011, and as such, it only makes sense for us to take advantage of the biggest and best anime streaming site and community in Crunchyroll. Further, this fits with our initiative of looking at new international markets, new platforms and new ways of doing business.”
Beelzebub will be available on Crunchyroll in its original, unedited broadcast form in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Portugal two hours after airing first commences in Japan.
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 iPad and Naruto Shippuden Official, set top boxes, affiliate websites and its own site, 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.