Crunchyroll to Simulcast Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C3 Anime for Summer 2013

Jul 4th 2013
The leading online Asian entertainment stream service adds the anime series Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C3 to its summer lineup.

San Francisco, Calif. (July 2, 2013) – Crunchyroll, Inc., has acquired the anime series Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C3 as part of its summer simulcasts, and is set to broadcast every Monday starting on July 8, at 9:30p.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/stella.

Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C3 will be available to Crunchyroll's audience in the following territories: USA, Canada, South Africa, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.

Originally based off of a manga written by Ikoma and illustrated by Tomomoka Midori, Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C3 centers around a group of high school girls who play airsoft. It is being produced by heavyweight studio GAINAX, of Evangelion fame, and is directed by Masayoshi Kawajiri, with character designs by Medaka Box animator Manami Umeshita.

The principle cast includes six girls: Karila Hatsuse, Honoka Mutsu, Yachiyo Hinata, Sonora Kashima, Rento Kirishima, and Yura Yamato. Ai Kayano, Meiko “Menma” Honma in anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, is cast as Karila, Chiwa Saito, Homura Akemi from Puella Magi Madoka, will be Honoka, Madoka Yonezawa, also known as Izumi Akazawa in Another, is Yachiyo, Miyuki Sawashiro, Hakaze Kusaribe from Blast of Tempest, will be Sonora, Yui Makino, who also voiced Sakura in Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, is Yura, and making her anime voice-acting debut, Rima Nishizaki will be cast as Rento.

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®, 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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