Crunchyroll to Simulcast Fantasista Doll Anime for Summer 2013

Jul 4th 2013
The leading online Asian entertainment stream service adds the anime series Fantasista Doll to its summer lineup.

San Francisco, Calif. (July 3, 2013)Crunchyroll, Inc., has acquired the anime series Fantasista Doll as part of its summer simulcasts, and is set to broadcast every Sunday starting on July 7, at 11:30a.m. Pacific Time for its premium members, with free members able to watch one week later. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/fantasista.

Fantasista Doll will be available to Crunchyroll's audience in the following territories: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

Fantasista Doll revolves around an ordinary junior high school girl, Uzume Uno, whose destiny changes one day when she comes across mysterious cards containing dolls with special abilities. Executing a contract with the dolls and becoming the “Card Master,” Uzume soon finds herself fighting not just for her town, but to save the whole world! Fighting by combining various weapons, costumes, and special event cards together, can Uzume save the world, as well as her own life?

Helmed by producer Goro Taniguchi of Code Geass fame, Fantasista Doll is an original property from Fantasistadoll Project, and is being directed by Hisashi Saito, whose also directed Haganai, and character designs by Hiromi Kato from Guilty Crown adapting the original art from Anmi. Newcomer voice actress Ayaka Ohashi stars as main character Uzume, but she already has a number of main roles under her belt, including Ran Shibuki from Aikatsu!, Fleur Blanc from EUREKA SEVEN AO, Dokidoki! Precure's Lance, and Ringo Nishijima from Mangirl!

Episodes can be accessed from Crunchyroll.com, the free iPhone and iPad application, the Android application, Windows Phone, PS3™, XBox Live®, Apple TV®, 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, sameday 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®, Apple TV®, 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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