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Kill La Kill Slashes its Way on to Crunchyroll This SeasonSep 20th 2013
The creative team behind one of the most critically acclaimed series – Gurren Lagann – prepares for another massive hit with: Kill la Kill this Fall Season!
San Francisco, Calif. (September 19, 2013) – Crunchyroll, Inc., is set to simulcast, perhaps one of the most highly anticipated series this season: KILL LA KILL licensed from Aniplex of America. Reuniting much of the staff from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, KILL LA KILL is set to broadcast starting on October 3 at 11:30 am Pacific Time for its premium members. Free users will be able to view this series one (1) week after initial broadcast on Crunchyroll. More information can be found on http://www.crunchyroll.com/killlakill.
Gurren Lagann veterans director Hiroyuki Imaishi, along with series script supervisor/writer Kazuki Nakashima, character designer SUSHIO, and Studio Trigger, will comprise part of the creative team, while the vocal talents will be filled by two huge names in the voice acting community: Ami Koshimizu (Code Geass - Lelouch of the Rebellion, Saki, Star Driver) and Ryoka Yuzuki (Naruto Shippūden, Shugo Chara!, Chobits).
“After 6 years since their collaboration on the ground breaking anime series, 'Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann,' Hiroyuki Imaishi and Kazuki Nakashima are back to shock the world!
Ryuko Matoi is a vagrant school girl traveling from place to place searching for clues to the truth behind her father's death—the 'woman with the scissor blade.' The journey has led Ryuko to Honnouji Academy.
Honnouji Academy—where an elite group of students is granted superhuman powers by their special uniforms called the 'Goku uniform.' With the power of the uniform, the student body president, Satsuki Kiryuin rules the students with unquestioned power and fear.
Satsuki holds the secret to the ‘scissor blade’ and Ryuko confronts Satsuki to gain information but…
Was their encounter a mere coincidence or fate?
The clash between the two will soon consume the whole academy!”
KILL LA KILL will be available to audiences in the following territories: U.S.A., Canada, South Africa, and Central and South America.
Episodes can be accessed from Crunchyroll.com, the free iPad and iPhone application, the Android application, Roku, Boxee, Vizio VIA, WD TV Live and additional set-top channels, and affiliate partners.
Crunchyroll premium members will have access to the largest anime and drama selection, same-day access for simulcasted titles, no advertisements and can be viewed in 480p-to-720p quality on selected 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.
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 a 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, Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist, and Blast of Tempest. The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles Monogatari Series Second Season, Day Break Illusion, SERVANT x SERVICE, Silver Spoon, Oreshura, Oreimo 2, Fate/Zero, and Vividred Operation.
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