Crunchyroll to Stream Level EJan 6th 2011
January 6, 2011
San Francisco, Calif. – Crunchyroll, Inc., announced today that Level E, the anime adaptation of the acclaimed manga of the same name by Yoshihiro Togashi, will simulcast on the site one hour after airing on TV TOKYO. Featuring animation production by Studio Pierrot and David Production, Level E highlights the vocal talents of tier one video game and anime voice actor Daisuke Namikawa atop an all-star cast and an opening theme song by Western favorite Chiaki Kuriyama. More information is available at http://www.crunchyroll.com/level-e.
Crunchyroll CEO Kun Gao said: “TV TOKYO's streaming of Level E shows their commitment to bringing anime to a global audience. We are honored to be able to present this title from one of the greatest manga creators of all-time, and to be able to say that Crunchyroll's streaming of this title will directly contribute to the financial viability of all parties involved in the production, from broadcaster to animator to creator. ”
Level E will be available on Crunchyroll in the entirety of North, Central and South America, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, the Kingdom of Sweden, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Kingdom of Norway, the Republic of Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, the Commonwealth of Australia, New Zealand and the Republic of South Africa. Level E streams on Crunchyroll one hour after first airing on TV TOKYO 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.