Crunchyroll to Simulcast Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! -Rising- Anime Series For Fall 2013

Oct 8th 2013
CRUNCHYROLL TO SIMULCAST HAJIME NO IPPO: THE FIGHTING! -RISING- ANIME SERIES FOR FALL 2013

Crunchyroll adds the latest chapter of the boxing anime saga to fall lineup


San Francisco, Calif. (October 4, 2013)Crunchyroll, Inc., has acquired the anime series Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! –Rising- as part of its fall simulcasts, and is set to broadcast every Saturday starting on October 5, 2013 at 11:00am Pacific Time for its premium members, with free members able to watch one week later. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/hajime.

Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting! –Rising- will be available to Crunchyroll's Premium members in the following territories: U.S.A, Canada, UK, Ireland, Iceland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.

Hajime no Ippo is a Japanese boxing manga written and illustrated by George Morikawa and has appeared in Weekly Shōnen Magazine since 1989. After being frequently bullied as a child, Ippo's encounter with the sport of boxing inspired him to think about what true strength really is. Ippo has endured the kind, yet rigorous, instruction of Coach Kamogawa and defeated one powerful opponent after another. He mastered his signature punch, the Dempsey roll, and even became the champion of all Japan. But even as champion, he still hasn't found the meaning of "true strength"...

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: 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 www.crunchyroll.com.

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