Crunchyroll Announces Addition of Sket Dance Today
San Francisco, Calif. (March 30, 2011) – Crunchyroll, Inc., is gearing up to simulcast the online exclusive of the adaptation from Kenta Shinohara's popular manga: SKET DANCE. This hilarious situational comedy is prepared to launch 30 minutes after immediate broadcast every Thursday at 3 a.m. PST for premium members, with free members able to watch it one (1) week after it airs on Crunchyroll. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/sketdance.
SKET DANCE will be available to all subscribers throughout the world except for Asia. However, it will only be available to free members in the following territories: US and its territories, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
Crunchyroll's Brand Manager Keith Kawamura said, “While we have featured a variety of animated comedies on our site, SKET DANCE stands alone as a completely unique display and take on Japanese comedy, blended perfectly with your typical slice of life from the school perspective. Shinohara-san's brilliant storytelling along with crazy character development will be a treat for those who are brand new to this series and looking for something refreshing to sink their teeth into.”
“Support, Kindness, Encouragement and Troubleshooting. SKET is a high school brigade whose mission is to help kids in trouble. Upon consultation, they will offer a tailor-made solution. Bullies, a ghost, lack of self-respect, a missing pet or a broken videogame, you name it! Serious, surreal or laughable, come to meet the threesome and they will do their best to find an answer. Come on in anytime! To tell you the truth, they are not so much in demand and are just hanging out in their club room, bored to death most of the time!”
Episodes can be accessed from Crunchyroll.com, the free iPad and iPhone application, the Android application, Roku, Boxee, Vizio VIA, WD TV Live and additional set-top channels, and affiliate partners.
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.