Crunchyroll to Simulcast Galilei Donna Anime Series for Fall 2013Oct 4th 2013
San Francisco, Calif. (September 28, 2013) – Crunchyroll, Inc., has acquired the anime series Galilei Donna as part of its fall simulcasts, and is set to broadcast every Thursday starting on October 10, at 11:00a.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/galileidonna.
Galilei Donna will be available to Crunchyroll's audience in the following territories: U.S.A, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Central and South America including Caribbean, Europe (including Scandinavia and French-speaking and German-speaking territories).
An original production from A-1 pictures and airing on the coveted noitaminA block in Japan, Galilei Donna follows the three Ferrari sisters who are descendents of the astronomer, Galileo Galilei. The year is 2061 and the world is in the grips of another ice age. With a mysterious organization hunting them down and searching for the “Galilei Donna”, the three sisters must work together to fight against the organization and discover their true destinies.
Hozuki Ferrari is the youngest sister at 13, with Rina Hidaka, who also voiced Nana Ichikawa from Love Lab, cast in the role. The middle sister is 16-year old Kazuki Ferrari, played by Rumi Okubo, who also voiced Toko Ichimiya from Servant x Service. The oldest of the sisters is Hazuki Ferrari, age 20, voiced by Kei Shindo, also known as Mito Aizawa in The Knight in the Area.
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, 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/
With a top rated late-night anime time slot and major advertising sponsorship from Japan's largest corporations, Fuji Television's prestigious noitaminA block was designed to drive creativity and innovation in the art of anime. Assembling high profile teams of creators to produce eight new half hour series per annum, from both famous literary works and original concepts, noitaminA has consistently produced unique and innovative programming that pushes the boundaries of animation to its edge and beyond.
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 www.crunchyroll.com.
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