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Crunchyroll to Simulcast White Album 2 Anime Series For Fall 2013Oct 4th 2013
The leading online Asian entertainment stream service adds the anime series White Album 2 to its fall lineup.
San Francisco, Calif. (October 3, 2013) – Crunchyroll, Inc., has acquired the anime series White Album 2 as part of its fall simulcasts, and is set to broadcast every Saturday starting on October 5, 2013 at 11:00 am Pacific Time for its premium members, with free members able to watch one week later. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/whitealbum2.
White Album 2 will be available to Crunchyroll's members in the following territories: U.S.A, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Turkey, Germany, Latin America (Central and South America including Caribbean), Spain, Portugal, France.
Originally based off of a visual novel, White Album 2 centers on Haruki Kitahara, a junior in college, and his relationships with two girls in the light music club, Setsuna Ogiso and Kazusa Touma. Animation production is by Satelight, whose other works include AKB0048 and Arata The Legend, and is being directed by Masaomi Ando, who previously also worked on Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse and Fairy Tail.
Haruki is voiced by Takahiro Mizushima, who also played Satoshi Nagino in Love Lab and Rollo Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2, with Hitomi Nabatame, Saori Bajina in Oreimo and Margery Daw in Shakugan no Shana, as Kazusa, and Madoka Yonezawa, whose other roles include Izumi Akazawa in Another and Kumiko Yabusaki in Genshiken Second Season, is cast as Setsuna.
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/
About Crunchyroll, Inc.
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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.
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