Crunchyroll to Simulcast Sakura Trick Anime Series for Winter 2014

Jan 9th 2014
The leading online Asian entertainment stream service adds the anime series, Sakura Trick to its winter lineup.

San Francisco, Calif. (January 6, 2013) – Crunchyroll, Inc., has acquired the anime series Sakura Trick as part of its winter simulcasts, and is set to broadcast every Friday starting on January 10, at 9:00a.m. Pacific Time for its premium members, with free members able to watch one week later. More information can be found on http://www.crunchyroll.com/sakuratrick/.

Sakura Trick will be available to Crunchyroll's audience in the following territories: USA and Canada.

Based off of a 4-panel yuri manga written and illustrated by Tachi, Sakura Trick focuses on two girls Haruka Takayama and Yuu Sonoda, who were inseparable during junior high. However, as they entered high school, they end up being seated on opposite sides of the room. Having to spend time with more friends, the two girls decide to do something to make their relationship special.

Popular voice actress Haruka Tomatsu, whose other notable roles include Asuna from Sword Art Online and Shizuku Mizutani from My Little Monsters, stars as Haruka, and Yuka Iguchi, also known for her roles as Mako Reizei from Girls und Panzer and Tsukihi Araragi from Nisemonogatari, plays Yuu. Studio DEEN, known for Rurouni Kenshin and Fate/stay night, will be handling the animation production.

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 will have access to the largest anime and drama selection, same-day access for simulcasted titles, no advertisements and can be viewed in 480p-to-720p quality on selected 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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