Crunchyroll Set to Simulcast Nisemonogatari this Season

Jan 3rd 2012
The sequel to the highly-acclaimed series Bakemonogatari, has been green-lit to simulcast on the streaming leader in Asian content

San Francisco, Calif. (January 3, 2012) – Crunchyroll prepares to simulcast arguably one of the most highly anticipated titles this season: NISEMONOGATARI, licensed from Aniplex of America, for its users. This series is set to air every Saturday starting on January 7 at 9:30 am PST for its members. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/nisemonogatari.

NISEMONOGATARI will be available in the following territories: U.S.A, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

Crunchyroll's senior brand manager Keith Kawamura said, “Bakemonogatari made a huge splash throughout the anime community, and with the addition of its sequel – NISEMONOGATARI – we know that fans are rabidly awaiting its release with good cause. We can expect nothing less than great things from this fantastic series and its amazing franchise.”

“In Bakemonogatari, the story centers on Koyomi Araragi, a third year high school student who has recently survived a vampire attack, and finds himself mixed up with all kinds of apparitions: gods, ghosts, myths, and spirits. However, in Nisemonogatari, we pick up right where we left off and follow Koyomi as the psychological twists delve deeper and deeper…”

For detailed information on the title, visit: www.AniplexUSA.com/nisemonogatari

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 Aniplex of America Inc.

Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite DVD and Blu-Ray releases such as Gurren Lagann the Movies, Durarara!!, R.O.D series, The Garden of Sinners and Baccano! The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles, Blue Exorcist, Rurouki Kenshin OVA and Movie, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

Official Websites:

www.AniplexUSA.com
www.youtube.com/AniplexUS

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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