The Egg Drops on Crunchyroll in OctoberAug 9th 2008
Online Media Leader to Host World Première of T.O. Entertainment Computer Animated Film
San Francisco, California (August 9, 2008) — The leading destination for Asian content on the Internet, Crunchyroll, will showcase the world debut of T.O. Entertainment's computer animated film, EGG MAN in the Fall of 2008. More information can be found at www.Crunchyroll.com.
“The worldwide debut of EGG MAN on Crunchyroll is a very exciting and we are sure that fans will appreciate all that is EGG MAN,” states Takeichi Honda, Presdient & CEO of T.O. Entertainment, “we are proud of our film and believe that our partnership with Crunchyroll is a definite step into the future.”
In July, T.O. Entertainment's digital channel on Crunchyroll débuted a never before seen trailer for the upcoming EGG MAN film, a computer animated film based off the prestigious Japanese Konomys award winning book, “Monologues of Universal Transverse Mercator,” written by the critically-acclaimed author Mr. Yumeaki Hirayama and published by Kobunsha. During the rest of the Summer, T.O will continue to release clips, trailers, and behind the scenes footage, leading up to the early Fall world premiere, where T.O will make the entirety of EGG MAN available on Crunchyroll along with exclusive merchandise.
Vince Shortino, Crunchyroll's head of Japanese business development, states “We are stepping into a world where many individuals obtain their entertainment from an online source. We are proud to be the online source for T.O. Entertainment's EGG MAN.”
EGG MAN is a futuristic psychological computer animated thriller by T.O. Entertainment based off the prestigious Japanese Konomys award winning book, “Monologues of Universal Transverse Mercator,” written by the critically-acclaimed author Mr. Yumeaki Hirayama. A psychopathic killer known as “Egg Man” has been caught, incarcerated and is awaiting his death sentence. Karen, a beautiful and brave police woman, is assigned to the “Egg Man” case to find the whereabouts of a missing dead body. “Egg Man” meets his cell-mate … Prisoner 205. Who is Prisoner 205? Is Prisoner 205 another in-mate awaiting his death sentence as well or an android utilized by the police to collect information about him and his knowledge of the corpse? Who is really manipulating whom?
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