Crunchyroll to Stream Monogatari Second Season this Summer

Jul 8th 2013
Joining the ranks of Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari, this sequel is set to broadcast of the leader for Anime and Asian content

San Francisco, Calif. (July 3, 2013) – Crunchyroll, Inc., in partnership with Aniplex of America, will broadcast MONOGATARI this season for both free and premium users simultaneously starting on Tuesday August 6 at 10 am Pacific Time. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/monogatari.

Picking up where the OVA Nekomonogatari (Black) ended, the second season of Monogatari is set to feature the following chapters from the popular franchise written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by VOfan: Nekomonogatari (White), Kabukimonogatari, Otorimonogatari, Onimonogatari, and Koimonogatari.

Our protagonists – Koyomi Araragi and Hitagi Senjougahara – will return for the second season voiced respectively by the extremely talented Hiroshi Kamiya (Karneval, Natsume's Book of Friends, Wagnaria!!) and Chiwa Saito (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Baccano!, Sgt. Frog).

MONOGATARI will be available to audiences in the following territories: US, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

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.

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