Crunchyroll to Simulcast Uta no Prince Sama 2 Anime for Spring 2013

Apr 3rd 2013

The leading online Asian entertainment stream service adds the anime series Uta no Prince Sama 2 to Spring 2013 lineup

San Francisco, Calif. (March 30, 2013) – Crunchyroll, Inc., has acquired the anime series Uta no Prince-sama 2 as part of its spring simulcasts, and is set to broadcast every Wednesday starting on April 3, 2013 at 11:00am Pacific Time for its premium members, and April 10 for free members. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/uta-no-prince-sama.

Uta no Prince-sama 2 will be available to Crunchyroll's audience in the following territories: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Netherlands, and Scandinavia.

Uta no Prince-sama 2 is the sequel to the anime Uta no Prince-sama 1, both of which are based on the popular visual novel game for the Sony PlayStation Portable. The plot centers around a girl named Haruka Nanami who enters the prestigious performing arts school Saotome Academy and dreams of being a composer for her favorite idol. However, when she winds up being partnered with six gorgeous male idols-in-training, in a school where romance is prohibited, things start to get interesting!

Produced by the famed A-1 Pictures animation studio (Fairy Tail, anohana, Sword Art Online), Uta no Prince-sama 2 stars six talented singers/voice actors in the roles of the six main male characters: Hiro Shimono as Syo Kurusu, Junichi Suwabe as Ren Jinguji, Kenichi Suzumura as Masato Hijirikawa, Kishô Taniyama as Natsuki Shinomiya, Mamoru Miyano as Tokiya Ichinose, and Takuma Terashima as Otoya Ittoki. Veteran voice actress Miyuki Sawashiro stands out among all the guys as their female composer, Haruka Nanami.

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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