Crunchyroll Blasts Off With The Simulcast of Space Brothers

Mar 29th 2012
Streaming Anime and Asian content leader prepares to take its viewers on an interstellar journey this spring with SPACE BROTHERS

San Francisco, Calif. (March 31, 2012)Crunchyroll goes out of this world this spring with the addition of SPACE BROTHERS. This winner of the Best General Manga category at the 56th Shogakukan Manga Awards is set to make its online streaming debut on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 8:00 pm PDT. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/uchu.

SPACE BROTHERS will be available to Crunchyroll's audience 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, “Chūya Koyama has become a master at storytelling, and this season we're hoping to see that same storytelling brilliance translate over to the anime medium. Along with all the fans out there, I'm sure that the anime version will not disappoint!”

“Once upon a time there were two brothers, Hibito and Mutta. Hibito, the littler brother, had been blessed with good luck since the day he was born. Mutta, the elder, had always had bad luck. One day, the two brothers saw a UFO. This experience made them decide to become astronauts. And while Hibito succeeded, Mutta went to work for a car company. Then he caused an incident and had to quit. And then just as Hibito is about to fly to the moon...

To follow his brother Hibito to the moon, Mutta will attempt to become an astronaut at the age of 32. Unaware of his own talent, elder brother Mutta chases his dreams to get back in front of his younger brother. Believing the worlds: 'The older brother should always be ahead of the younger one...'”

Episodes can be accessed from Crunchyroll.com, the free iPad and iPhone application, the Android application, Roku, Google TV, 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 1080p quality on selected titles. More information about the Crunchyroll membership plan can be found at: hwww.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 www.crunchyroll.com.


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