Crunchyroll to Simulcast Aiura Anime for Spring 2013

Apr 1st 2013
The leading online Asian entertainment stream service adds the comedic short Aiura to its Spring 2013 lineup.

San Francisco, Calif. (March 30, 2013) – Crunchyroll, Inc., has acquired the anime series AIURA as part of its spring simulcasts, and is set to broadcast every Tuesday starting on April 9, at 10:05a.m. Pacific Time for its premium members, and April 16 for free members. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/aiura.

AIURA will be available to Crunchyroll's audience worldwide excluding Japan for Premium members, and worldwide excluding the following territories for free members: East Asia, Southeast Asia, Indian Subcontinent, Iran & Afghanistan, and Southern Pacific.

AIURA is based off of a four-panel manga of the same name, created by Chama. It's a comedy that follows the antics of a trio of unmotivated high school girls, Kanaka Amaya, Saki Iwasawa, and Ayuko Uehara, as they do, well, not much! AIURA is being produced by the animation studio LINDENFILMS, who also animated another comedic short, Senyū

The cast features several newcomers to the voice-acting industry, including Yui Nakajima as Kanaka, and Nao Tamura, whose other role previously was Hinata Kinoshita in The IDOLM@STER Million Live mobile game, as Ayuko. Yuko Iida rounds out the trio as Saki, with previous minor roles in hits such as Haganai NEXT, Say “I love you”, and Kotoura-san.

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

Crunchyroll premium members have access to a large 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 destination and platform for Japanese anime and Asian content. Through applications like Crunchyroll for iPhone, iPad, Android, Playstation®3, Xbox LIVE®, Internet-enabled TVs, set-top boxes, affiliate websites and its own streaming website, Crunchyroll delivers over 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of officially-licensed content from leading Asian media producers direct to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages within minutes of TV broadcast.

Crunchyroll has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Tokyo, 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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