Crunchyroll to Simulcast One Piece Anime Series for Fall 2013
The leading online Asian entertainment stream service adds juggernaut anime series One Piece to its fall lineup.
San Francisco, Calif. (October 31, 2013) – Crunchyroll, Inc., has acquired the long-running anime series One Piece as part of its fall simulcasts, and is set to broadcast every Saturday starting on November 2, at 7:00pm Pacific Time with episode 619 for both premium and free users. Previous episodes will be available on Crunchyroll at a later date. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/onepiece.
One Piece will be available to Crunchyroll's audience in the following territories: USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America.
The king of anime is here! Consistently one of the top-ranked manga and anime series in Japan, One Piece finally makes its way to Crunchyroll! A colorful, fun-filled adventure with a delightful cast that has been amazing viewers for over 10 years now, One Piece sets sail on the high seas with Monkey. D. Luffy as he and his crew, the Straw Hat Crew, search for the ultimate treasure, One Piece.
Currently in its 16th season, the Punk Hazard arc, the Straw Hat Crew find themselves heading to the island of Punk Hazard answering a distress call originating from there. Once ashore, they discover an ex-navy scientist, Caesar Clown, performing experiments on children. Teaming up with the prisoners on the island, Luffy and his crew attempt to stop Caesar and his henchman once and for all.
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 the largest anime selection, same-day access for simulcasted titles, no advertisements, and HD 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®, 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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