Crunchyroll Commences Launch of J-Drama Simulcast: Deka Kurokawa Suzuki

Jan 3rd 2012
The leader in streaming Asian content adds to its J-drama simulcast showcase with the launch of Deka Kurokawa Suzuki

San Francisco, Calif. (January 3, 2012) – Crunchyroll, in partnership with Yomiuri TV, prepares to simulcast its second J-drama: DEKA KUROKAWA SUZUKI, which will be streamed online immediately following Japan TV broadcast. This detective drama is set to air starting on Thursday January 5, 2012 at 7 pm PST for its viewers. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/kurokawa.

DEKA KUROKAWA SUZUKI will be available in the following territories: U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Brazil, and Portugal.

Crunchyroll's senior brand manager Keith Kawamura said, “We are ecstatic to features DEKA KUROKAWA SUZUKI just mere weeks after broadcasting the first worldwide J-drama simulcast. Crunchyroll has one of the largest, most passionate group of drama fans and we are more than excited to be able to quench their thirst for the latest dramas coming out of Japan.”

“Kurokawa Suzuki is hailed as a detective with top-notch reasoning skills with a sensitive heart to those around him. With an array of different personalities that making working together difficult, Suzuki and two of his coworkers must solve a series of brutal cases that start emerging in their town…”

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 up 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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