Crunchyroll to Add Oreimo Second Season OVAs This Summer

Jun 18th 2013
The leader in Anime and Asian content keeps the good times rolling with the addition of Oreimo2's OVAs this summer for a special two-week exclusive screening

San Francisco, Calif. (June 18, 2013)Crunchyroll, Inc., in partnership with Aniplex of America, will simulcast the three (3) OVAs from this season's OREIMO 2 (its full title being: Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai) at the same time as the Japanese internet broadcast on August 17, 2013 at 9 pm Pacific Time. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/oreimo.

This will be a limited screening event between August 17 and August 31 this year. Premium users will be able to view all 3 OVAs immediately with free users able to view it one week after immediate Crunchyroll broadcast. Moreover, from July 17 to August 31, both the regular season of OREIMO 2 and its corresponding OVAs upon its August 17th broadcast on Crunchyroll, will be available to world-wide audiences except for those in: Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Algeria, Monaco, and Tunisia.

OREIMO2's original cast returns with heavy-hitting voice actor Ayana Taketatsu, notably known for her roles as Azusa (K-ON!), Éclair (Dog Days), and Tsugumi (Guilty Crown), and Yūichi Nakamura, whose versatility has propelled him to the upper echelon of voice acting, landing him leads in hit shows like Macross Frontier, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Fairy Tail, Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi, and Shugo Chara!.

“Kyousuke Kousaka is a high schooler who has been leading a quiet, humdrum life. However, his life is turned upside-down when his little sister, Kirino, comes to him for 'life counseling.' It turns out that Kirino, a well-rounded winner in life, has many otaku-ish hobbies and loves anime and games. Kyousuke sincerely takes on Kirino's request to tackle life counseling.

And so, as more and more people get involved--including Kuroneko and Saori Vageena, whom Kirino met via social networks; Kirino's friends, Ayase and Kanako, and Kyousuke's childhood friend, Manami--changes to their icy cold brother-sister relationship begin to appear. After overcoming the crisis of Kirino suddenly leaving to study abroad, what kind of craziness will her ‘life counseling’ cause next!”

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.


About Aniplex of America Inc.

Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite DVD and Blu-Ray releases such as Bakemonogatari, Durarara!!, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, The Garden of Sinners and Blue Exorcist. The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles, Sword Art Online, Valvrave the Liberator, Magi, Oreimo 2, Oreshura and Vividred Operation.
www.AniplexUSA.com
http://aniplexusa.com/oreimo/
www.Youtube.com/AniplexUS

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