Crunchyroll Announces More Guests to Its Live Streaming Event at Anime Expo 2011

Jun 28th 2011
Crunchyroll Announces More Guests to Its Live Streaming Event at Anime Expo 2011
Elevating the guest list even higher, Crunchyroll adds on popular voice actors, celebrities and exclusive interviews

San Francisco, Calif. (June 28, 2011) Crunchyroll set the stage last week to feature the breathtaking cosplayer Linda Le from vampybit.me, Patrick Macias from Otaku USA magazine and the ladies of K-ON!. Now, it prepares to blow off the roof with the addition of the Japanese band Kalafina, voice actors Tony Oliver and Kyle Herbert, and the beautiful Yaya Han at Crunchyroll's live streaming event at this year's Anime Expo held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 1-4. More information can be found at www.crunchyroll.com.

Perfect World Entertainment – an online games publisher – will also be teaming up with Crunchyroll to showcase its latest game: Rusty Hearts (rustyhearts.perfectworld.com). Viewers and attendees will be treated to exclusive footage and game play, as well as prizes to those in attendance.

Kalafina is the chart-topping, female Japanese pop trio who produced hits such as "Kara no Kyoukai” from The Garden of Sinners, "Kuroshitsuji” from Black Butler, and “Magia” from Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

Tony Oliver is an American voice actor and producer, most notably known for his roles as Ulquiorra in Bleach, Hiromu Shinbo in Chobits and Rick Hunter in Robotech. From his experience on platforms such as ABC Family/Disney, the Sci Fi Channel and the 4Kids Channel, Tony is a well versed in the entertainment industry. More information can be found on: http://tonyoliverentertainment.com/

Kyle Herbert is an American voice actor and podcaster known for his portrayals of the adult Gohan in Dragon Ball Z, Sosuke Aizen from Bleach and Kamina from Gurren Laggan. More information can be found on: http://www.kylehebert.com/

Yaya Han is one of only few cosplayers in the world to build a business in this hobby-ist community, but even after a decade of success, she strives to stay true to what got her into this field originally - fun and creativity. To this day, Yaya has made a myriad of costumes in the genres of anime/manga, video games, sci-fi and of course from her own original designs. More information can be found on: http://yayahan.com/

Located at booth 301 right in the front of the entrance in the exhibit hall, attendees will be treated to four (4) full days of special guests, cosplay showcases, exclusive interviews and announcements from Crunchyroll and its partners and special performances!

More guests and events will be announced early next week on Crunchyroll's site leading up the commencement of Anime Expo. Once the convention has ended, users will be able to watch selected programming on site, as well as view pictures from all four (4) days of the convention.

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 iPad, Android and Naruto Shippūden Official, set top boxes, affiliate websites and its own streaming 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

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