Crunchyroll to Simulcast Muromi-san Anime

Apr 8th 2013
Swim with pig-tailed mermaids on Crunchyroll this season with Muromi-san

San Francisco, Calif. (April 5, 2013) – Crunchyroll, Inc., continues its spring simulcast announcements with the addition of MUROMI-SAN, which is set to broadcast every Saturday starting on April 6th at 1:00 pm Pacific Time for its premium and free members. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/muromisan.

Muromi-san is based on Keiji Najima's manga and has been produced into an anime series this season by Tatsunoko Production, directed by Tatsuya Yoshihara.

“One day, Mukoujima Takurou, a boy in high school who loves fishing, catches a pig tailed mermaid called Muromi-san who speaks in the Hakata dialect. She comes to visit Takurou often, along with her fellow mermaids Sumida-san, Fuji-san, Levia-san, Hii-chan, and even some other fantastical creatures such as Yeti and Harpy!”

MUROMI-SAN will be available to Crunchyroll's audience in the following territories: United States, Canada, Central and South America, UK, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, and Portugal.

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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