Moretsu Pirates Joins Crunchyroll's Winter Lineup

Dec 29th 2011
Commandeering Crunchyroll, MORETSU PIRATES jumps aboard its winter simulcast showcase

San Francisco, Calif. (December 29, 2011) – Crunchyroll commences its 2012 simulcast announcements with the addition of MORETSU PIRATES which will be available every Saturday morning starting on January 7th, at 9 am PST. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/moretsu.

MORETSU PIRATES will be available in the following territories: U.S.A, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden

Crunchyroll's Senior Brand Manager Michelle Hwang said, “We are thrilled to add on more fantasy-based titles this season, especially one that combines the best of two worlds: pirates and space fantasy. We are positive that this will excite and captivate our audience with a beautiful blend of comedy and action!”

“Marika Katou is a freshman in high school who lives on the planet ‘Umi no Akehoshi’ somewhere in space. One day, she is told that her father, who she thought was dead, was actually alive until just a while ago, and was the captain of the space pirate ship Bentenmaru. And she also finds out that they need her, his heir, to be captain so that they can keep flying! Marika begins a new life as a high school girl, and as captain of the pirate ship Bentenmaru!”

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.

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