Crunchyroll Puts Anime Downloads on Zune Marketplace

posted on by Egan Loo

The media-distribution service Crunchyroll has announced on Thursday that it is releasing anime via downloads on Microsoft's Zune Marketplace. Videos on Zune Marketplace can be played back on Windows-based personal computers, Xbox 360 game consoles, and Zune HD mobile devices. Crunchyroll's initial offerings include The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahō, and Giant Killing. According to Crunchyroll, these titles have not been made available for downloadable purchase until now, and Giant Killing in particular will be available "the same week it airs in Japan."

Zune Marketplace already includes anime from Viz Media (Naruto, Bleach), Funimation (D. Gray-man, Ikki Tousen), and other companies.

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