Crunchyroll to Simulcast The Severing Crime Edge Anime for Spring 2013

Apr 5th 2013
The leading online Asian entertainment stream service adds the anime series The Severing Crime Edge to Spring 2013 lineup

San Francisco, Calif. (April 5, 2013) – Crunchyroll, Inc., has acquired the anime series The Severing Crime Edge as part of its spring simulcasts, and is set to broadcast every Saturday, starting on April 6, 2013 at 4:30pm Pacific Time for its premium members, and April 13 for free members. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/crimeedge.

The Severing Crime Edge will be available to Crunchyroll's audience in the following territories: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa.

The Severing Crime Edge is based on the original manga, Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge, written and illustrated by Tatsuhiko Hikagi. It centers around Kiri Haimura, a boy who is obsessed with cutting other people's hair, and Iwai Mushanokouji, a girl whose long, beautiful hair is cursed so that no scissors can cut it. After a chance meeting between the two, Kiri gets pulled into an ancient murder game where Iwai is the target of the “Killing Goods” and their owners. Now it's up to him to protect Iwai, “The Queen of Hair,” in this love-battle story!

The Severing Crime Edge is being directed by Yuji Yamaguchi, whose other notable works include Fate/stay night and Angel Links. Newcomer voice actress Kotori Koiwai, whose previous works include Kigurumi Harokitei in Joshiraku and Yuki Funahara in Psycho-Pass, will be starring as Iwai, and Natsuki Hanae, also known for his roles as Atsuhiro Maeda in Tari Tari and Sakagami in Oreshura, is playing the role of Kiri.

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 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 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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