Crunchyroll to Announce Spring 2012 Simulcast LineupMar 29th 2012
The following titles from the winter 2012 season will continue for the spring 2012 season: BODACIOUS SPACE PIRATES, FAIRY TAIL, HUNTER X HUNTER, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, RECORDER AND RANDSELL, SKET DANCE, and THE KNIGHT IN THE AREA. FATE/ZERO will be rejoining the simulcast lineup from the 2011 fall season.
Crunchyroll's COO Brady McCollum said, “We are very excited about the spring 2012 season and offering Anime fans access to the majority of titles being broadcast in Japan immediately on Crunchyroll.”
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.
Simulcast titles will be able for free with ad-support one week after Japan TV broadcast, with Crunchyroll premium members having same day access immediately after Japan TV broadcast. Viewers can also enjoy Crunchyroll's catalog of over 10,000 episodes for free with ad-support.
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: 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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