Crunchyroll Takes Simulcasts into High Definition on the PS3™

Oct 12th 2012
The leader in streaming Anime and Asian content enhances its streaming service with HD 720p on the PS3™

San Francisco, Calif. (October 12, 2012)Crunchyroll, Inc., the leading Anime and Asian drama streaming service, launches high-definition 720p streams for its entire library and simulcast lineup on the PlayStation®3. Previously shows were available in enhanced-definition 480p. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com.

Crunchyroll will continue to offer a special 30-day free trial for users who sign up through the Crunchyroll App on the PS3™. The Crunchyroll App can be download from the PS3™ XMB under TV/Video Services, or from the PlayStation®Network. The Crunchyroll App for the PS3™ is available in English for U.S. and Canadian audiences. Anime fans can enjoy the latest Anime shows with subtitles within minutes of Japan TV broadcast, including hits like Naruto Shippūden, Sword Art Online, Space Brothers, and Hunter x Hunter.

Crunchyroll's CEO Kun Gao said, “With our streaming simulcast and video library in high-definition 720p, Anime fans can now watch their favorite shows in much higher resolution. We constantly strive to enhance our viewer's experience, and hope that with this service improvement, they can enjoy the best that Japan has to offer directly from the comfort of their own homes.”

Current Crunchyroll titles can also be accessed from Crunchyroll.com, the free iPad and iPhone application, the Android application, Windows Phone, Google TV, Roku, Boxee, Samsung TVs, Vizio VIA, WD TV Live and additional set-top channels, and affiliate partners.

Crunchyroll premium members have access to the largest anime selection, same-day access for simulcasted titles, no advertisements, and up to HD 1080p quality on select 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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