Crunchyroll to Simulcast Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen Anime for Summer 2013

Jul 4th 2013
The leading online Asian entertainment stream service adds the gothic doll anime Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen to its summer lineup.

San Francisco, Calif. (July 2, 2013) – Crunchyroll, Inc., has acquired the anime series Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen as part of its summer simulcasts, and is set to broadcast every Thursday starting on July 4, at 10:00p.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/rozenmaiden.

Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen will be available to Crunchyroll's audience in the following territories: USA, Canada, South Africa, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.

Jun Sakurada, a middle school shut-in refuses to go to school after being traumatized by an embarrassing incident at school. One day, he receives a letter asking “yes or no”, and chose “yes”, meeting the living doll Shinku and the events of the original Rozen Maiden series unfolding. However, what would have happened if he had chosen “no”? Although he overcame his shut-in nature, this Jun can't find a place where he belongs. Then, Shinku suddenly appears in this world where “Rozen Maidens” aren't supposed to exist; what will their new encounter bring?!

Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen will be directed by Mamoru Hatakeyama, whose other works include Sankarea, with script supervisor Tomomi Mochizuki and character designs by Kyuta Sakai, who also worked on Steins;Gate. The cast from the previous series will all be reprising their roles, and the opening theme has been revealed to be “Eat My Roses” by ALI PROJECT. Animation production this time will be handled by Studio DEEN, whose other series have included Hell Girl and 07 Ghost.

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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