Crunchyroll Adds 12 ADV Films Properties

Online Media Distribution Leader Expands Its Anime Offerings

San Francisco, CA (August 9, 2008) – Online media distribution leader Crunchyroll today announced an agreement with ADV Films, one of the top producer-distributors of anime in North America, to provide streaming, subscription, and download-to-own viewing for twelve animated series and feature film properties. These new offerings will begin appearing online later this month at .

ADV maintains one of the largest anime catalogs outside of Japan and has played a key role in building anime's worldwide popularity over the past 16 years. Crunchyroll is the largest online community focused on Asian entertainment, serving over four million fans worldwide. Today's announcement substantially expands Crunchyroll's anime content and extends ADV's online reach dramatically.

Vu Nguyen, co-founder of Crunchyroll, said “Crunchyroll is delighted to partner with a pioneering US anime distributor to bring these great titles to our passionate online community of anime fans.”

“Consumers – particularly the 18-34 year old demo – are hungry for what we have to offer, whether it's at the video store, on cable, and increasingly over the Internet,” said ADV Films co-founder and president John Ledford. “As the largest community of its kind, Crunchyroll is the perfect platform to reach new, tech-savvy anime fans.”

Over the next twelve months, Crunchyroll will host nearly 72 hours of ADV Films content, including TV series, animated features, and live-action films. A full list is provided below.

Angelic Layer 26 episode animated series

BASToF Syndrome 26 episode animated series

Best Student Council 26 episode animated series

Chance Pop Session 13 episode animated series

Lady Death animated feature

Magical Play 22 episode animated series

Martian Successor Nadesico: Prince of Darkness animated feature

Nurse Witch Komugi 6 episode animated series

Parasite Dolls animated feature

Saiyuki 50 episode animated series

Sin animated feature

Yesterday live-action film

About ADV
ADV Films is the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation (“anime”) in North America and has the largest English-language anime library in the world. With best-selling titles such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, Elfen Lied, Gantz, Robotech, Azumanga Daioh, and Hello Kitty, ADV Films' extensive catalog is fueling the popularity of anime around the globe. Parent company A. D. Vision, Inc. encompasses a variety of complementary media divisions including television, licensing and merchandising and continues to expand into new areas. Founded in 1992, the company is headquartered in Houston. For more information, visit

About Crunchyroll
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Crunchyroll is hailed as a leading online entertainment brand with the largest international online community and destination focused on Asian entertainment including anime, drama and music in addition to electronic entertainment and auto content. Crunchyroll's distribution channel and partnership program delivers content to over four million passionate fans worldwide. Crunchyroll is funded by the premier group Venrock. For more information check out

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