Crunchyroll to Simulcast Love Live! School Idol Project Anime

Dec 26th 2012
Making dreams come true through the medium of music comes this season's latest simulcast: Love Live! School idol project on the leader for streaming anime and Asian content

San Francisco, Calif. (December 26, 2012) – From SUNRISE, the same studio that brought you Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere and Accel World, comes the anime-musical stylings of Love Live! School idol project, which is set to broadcast on Crunchyroll every Tuesday starting on January 8, at 8:00 am Pacific Time for premium members. Free members will be able to view one (1) week after initial broadcast on Crunchyroll. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/lovelive.

This series will feature Emi Nitta as our protagonist; will reunite voice actresses Yoshino Nanjo and Sora Tokui from the hit series ROBOTICS;NOTES; pair them with fellow voice actress Aya Uchida, known most notably for her roles in Kiddy Girl-and, Strike Witches, and this season's Vividred Operation.

“Otonokizaka High School is planning to close within three years. However, nine (9) female students come together with one thing in mind—form a pop idol group to revive the school's popularity and keep it from shutting down. 'In order to protect our beloved school, there's only one thing we can do...become pop stars!'

Their goal is simple: Become an overnight sensation and use their nationwide media exposure to promote their school and bring in a wave of new students to the ailing area. A simple but solid plan, they figure. Naturally, they're nervous and wonder if this plan can really succeed, but for better or worse their new journey has begun... ”

Love Live! School idol project will be available to Crunchyroll's audience in the following territories: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Central and South America.

Episodes can be accessed from Crunchyroll.com, the free iPhone and iPad application, the Android application, Windows Phone, PS3™, XBox Live®, Roku, Boxee, Google TV, Samsung TV, Vizio VIA, WD TV Live, additional set-top channels, and affiliate partners.

Crunchyroll premium members have access to the largest anime and drama selection, same-day access for simulcast titles, no advertisements and can stream in up to 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, Playstation®3, XBox Live®, TV, set-top boxes, affiliate websites and its own streaming website, Crunchyroll delivers over 20,000 episodes and 10,000 hours of officially-licensed content from leading Asian media producers direct 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). Officially launched in 2009, 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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