Toei to Launch Three Anime Series on Crunchyroll Today
San Francisco, Calif. (April 15, 2011) – Crunchyroll gears up to launch three (3) distinctly different and equally captivating anime series in conjunction with Toei Entertainment today – DIGIMON TAMERS, INTERLUDE and GAIKING: LEGEND OF DAIKU-MARYU. All series will be available to US and Canada audiences only. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com.
Anime and all access members will be able to view all episodes as soon as it is becomes available on Crunchyroll. Free members will be able to view the first five (5) episodes of DIGIMON TAMERS and GAIKING: LEGEND OF DAIKU-MARYU this week with the subsequent five (5) every week henceforth. Free users will also be able to watch the one episode per week of INTERLUDE every week, until its completion.
DIGIMON TAMERS follow three (3) Digimon fans when they end up with real Digimon and discover that taking care of a living creature is much more work than dealing with a few pixels on the TV screen. Each of our three would-be heroes must discover for themselves that being a Tamer means working together despite their differences in order to make life enjoyable for everyone.
INTERLUDE takes us to a world where the power of imagination becomes reality. The young, powerful minded Mutsuki creates a utopia for herself and her brother, but then the mysterious Aya enters this world to vie for the affections of Mutsuki's older brother. Can her perfect world survive the influence of Aya?
GAIKING: LEGEND OF DAIKU-MARYU throws us back five (5) years ago when Daiya Tsuwabuki was on a fishing trip with his father when giant monsters attacked. Daiya was saved by the crew of Daiku Maryu. In the present, Daiya believes that his father is still alive but no one believes him, not even his own mother. But when the same monsters attack the city, Daiya becomes the pilot of Gaiking and joins Daiku Maryu as they go to the world of Darius to stop them from taking over the earth.
Episodes can be accessed from Crunchyroll.com, tv.com, the free iPad and iPhone application, Android, the Boxee application 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/
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