Crunchyroll to Simulcast Pupa Anime Series for Winter 2014

Jan 6th 2014
The leading online Asian entertainment stream service adds the anime series Pupa to its winter lineup.


San Francisco, Calif. (January 3, 2013) – Crunchyroll, Inc., has acquired the anime series Pupa as part of its winter simulcasts, and is set to broadcast every Thursday starting on January 9, at 12:30p.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/pupa.

Pupa will be available to Crunchyroll's audience in the following territories: USA, Canada, and Latin America.

The hotly anticipated horror/gore title that's not your typical brother and sister story, Pupa, finally arrives this winter season! Based off of a manga series written and illustrated by Sayaka Mogi, Pupa tells the story of a brother and sister who both become infected by a virus that transforms the sister, Yume, into a flesh eating monster when hungry, and giving the brother, Utsutsu, superhuman healing and regenerative powers. In a relationship where one takes and the other can give, thus begins the story of Utsutsu and Yume Hasegawa…

Originally scheduled to be released last year, Pupa finally makes its debut from Studio DEEN, also known for works like MEGANEBU! and Rurouni Kenshin, with direction by Tomomi Mochizuki. Nobunaga Shimasaki, Satoru Furuya in Ace of the Diamond and Shinnosuke Aikawa in Silver Spoon, plays the protective older brother Utsutsu, and Ibuki Kido, Kasumi Shinomiya in GJ Club and Chinami Oka from Golden Time, stars as the younger sister Yume.

Episodes can be accessed from Crunchyroll.com, the free iPhone and iPad application, the Android application, Windows Phone, PS4™, Xbox LIVE®, Apple TV®, Panasonic TVs with Viera Connect, Roku, Boxee, Google TV, OUYA, 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®, 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 http://www.crunchyroll.com.

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