Valvrave the Liberator Returns to Crunchyroll this Fall

Sep 20th 2013
VALVRAVE THE LIBERATOR RETURNS TO CRUNCHYROLL THIS FALL


Set course for more twists and turns as the intergalactic adventures in Valvrave returns to the leader in streaming Anime and Asian content this season

San Francisco, Calif. (September 19, 2013) – Crunchyroll, Inc. continues its Fall Simulcast acquisitions with the addition of the second season of VALVRAVE THE LIBERATOR, in partnership with Aniplex of America. VALVRAVE THE LIBERATOR is set to broadcast every Friday starting on October 10 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time for its premium members. Free users will be able to watch it one (1) week after immediate broadcast on Crunchyroll. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/valvrave.

Laced with an all-star vocal cast, VALVRAVE THE LIBERATOR will soar high this spring with the help of Ryota Ohsaka and Ryohei Kimura as the story's protagonists, Asami Seto and Haruka Tomatsu. Mr. Kimura (known for lead roles in Haganai, Angel Beats!, Star Driver) and Ms. Tomatsu (known for lead roles in Sword Art Online, Accel World, To Love-Ru, Bodacious Space Pirates) will provide some veteran vocal experience to bring this story to life. Ms. Seto (Dog Days, Magi) and Mr. Ohsaka (OniAi, Oreshura, Attack on Titan) - two of the hottest new voice actors – will join the cast to make this one of the most anticipated series of the season.

“A new age where 70% of the human population lives in space thanks to the development of “Dyson Sphere”, a city in space. The world is divided into two main powers: The Dorssia Military Pact Federation, a power which grew out of a military alliance, and the Atlantic Rim United States (ARUS), which grew in power as it expanded its trade agreements.

The minor nation of JIOR has declared neutrality between these two forces and maintains its peace through economic prosperity. Within the JIOR's Sphere, Haruto Tokishima lived an ordinary life as a high school student in the division known as “Module 77”—until the Dorssian military begins their sudden invasion! But the whole world will be shaken when Haruto meets the mysterious humanoid weapon, Valvrave! ”

VALVRAVE THE LIBERATOR will be available to Crunchyroll audiences in the following territories: US, Canada, United Kingdom, and Ireland.

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, Magi, Blast of Tempest, Oreshura and Vividred Operation.

www.AniplexUSA.com/valvrave
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