il sole penetra le illusioni ~ Day Break Illusion to Simulcast on Crunchyroll this Season

Jul 8th 2013

Adding a little mystery and magic this summer, the leader in streaming Anime and Asian content will broadcast il sole penetra le illusioni ~ Day Break Illusion

San Francisco, Calif. (July 2, 2013) – Tarot cards and the occult foretold that Crunchyroll, Inc.'s destiny is to simulcast the new mystic anime IL SOLE PENETRA LE ILLUSIONI ~ DAY BREAK ILLUSION this season in partnership with Aniplex of America,. This series is set to broadcast every Saturday starting on July 6 at 9:30 am Pacific Time. Free members will be able to view one (1) week after initial broadcast on Crunchyroll. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/illusion.

Seeking to shift the balance of things, our four magical protagonists – Akari, Seira, Luna, and Ginka – will be respectively portrayed by Mai Kadowaki (Amagami SS, Moon Phase, Strike Witches), Eri Kitamura (Highschool of the Dead, Girls und Panzer, Fairy Tail), Sora Tokui (Little Busters!, Robotics;Notes), and Yuiko Tatsumi (Kiss x sis, Cuticle Detective Inaba).

"Since ancient times long past, this world has been ruled by two tarot cards. Diablos Tarot—The tarot of the devil that feasts on the souls of living humans and uses that nourishment to bring countless pain and suffering. Elemental Tarot—The tarot that draws its energy from the power of nature in order to oppose the Diablos Tarot.

Girls chosen from 22 different bloodlines become the wielders of the Elemental Tarot, plunging themselves into this secret battle. To maintain the balance of this world, While carrying unbearable guilt…

Are they executioners? Or saviors?

This is the story of the long, long battle fought by girls who cannot escape the fate they bear."

IL SOLE PENETRA LE ILLUSIONI ~ DAY BREAK ILLUSION will be available to audiences in the following territories: US, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Central and South America.

Episodes can be accessed from Crunchyroll.com, the free iPhone and iPad application, the Android application, Windows Phone, PS3™, XBox Live®, Apple TV ®, Roku, Boxee, Google TV, Samsung TV, Vizio VIA, WD TV Live, additional set-top channels, and affiliate partners.

Crunchyroll premium members have access to the largest anime and drama selection, 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 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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About Crunchyroll, Inc.

Crunchyroll is a leading global video network and developer of social media applications for Japanese anime and Asian media. Through applications like Crunchyroll for iPhone, iPad, Android, Playstation®3, XBox Live®, TV, set-top boxes, affiliate websites and its own streaming website, Crunchyroll delivers over 20,000 episodes and 10,000 hours of officially-licensed content from leading Asian media producers direct to consumers.

Crunchyroll has offices in San Francisco, Calif. and Tokyo, Japan, 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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