Medaka Box Opens Up On Crunchyroll This Season

Apr 11th 2012

The leader in streaming Anime and Asian content to simulcast Medaka Box this spring season

San Francisco, Calif. (April 9, 2012) – Arguably, one of the most highly anticipated series – MEDAKA BOX – is now set to simulcast on Crunchyroll this season. This manga adaptation from the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump, will broadcast on Wednesdays. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/medaka.

MEDAKA BOX will be available to Crunchyroll's audience in the following territories: U.S.A, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Crunchyroll's senior brand manager Michelle Hwang said, “In three (3) years of publication in Weekly Shonen Jump, MEDAKA BOX has garnered a high level of success and fandom. We are confident that this same success will effortlessly translate over to the anime spectrum and show why this is the one of the top series to keep your eye on for the 2012 Spring Season.”

MEDAKA BOX is a new blockbuster from Ishin Nishio, one of the hottest fantasy novelists today known for the Monogatari franchise, and GAINAX, the producers of the Evangelion series. The homonymous magna series is currently published in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and has sold over three million copies in fourteen volumes in Japan. Charming and intelligent, Medaka is a martial art master in the 10th grade: a girl of simplicity and fortitude. And what's more, she is heiress to a mega rich family. It is no surprise she is elected as a member of the student council. Anytime you have a problem, file a complaint with her office and she will find a practical solution, even though it will be a very eccentric 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: 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 www.crunchyroll.com

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