Crunchyroll to Simulcast MAOYU Anime

Jan 2nd 2013
Humans and Demons join forces on MAOYU!

San Francisco, Calif. (January 2, 2013) – Crunchyroll, Inc., continues its winter simulcast announcements with the addition of MAOYU, which is set to broadcast every Friday starting on January 4th at 10:00 am Pacific Time for its 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/maoyu.

MAOYU is a light novel series by Mamare Touno that initially appeared on 2channel in 2009 before it began publication in 2010. It's directed by Takeo Takahashi who also directed Spice and Wolf.

“Fifteen years have passed since the war between humans and demons began. The human army that charged through the gate into the demon world managed to take one of the demon clan's vital strongholds, but left an opening for the demon clan to occupy part of the humans' territory. Frequent skirmishes between humans and demons in the intensely cold southern kingdoms have caused everyone much suffering and confusion.

In the midst of all this turmoil, one hero stood up and set forth with his three companions to subjugate the demon clan. Their advance became a great source of hope for the people of the central nations.

However, whether because he grew irritated with the slow progress of his advance or for some other reason, the hero left his companions and set off for the demon king's castle alone...”

MAOYU will be available to Crunchyroll's audience in the following territories: North America, South America, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and the Netherlands.

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 selection of anime and drama, 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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