Just in Time for the Holidays: Crunchyroll Announces Pre-Order for 2009 Subscription VOD

Dec 23rd 2008

Online Media Distribution Leader's Subscription Plan to Kick Off in Conjunction with First Ever World Wide Simulcast of Naruto Shippūden

San Francisco, CA (December 23, 2008) – Looking for that holiday gift for the finicky anime lover? Looking for a gift for the anime lover within? Look no further! Crunchyroll has something for everyone and is providing the ultimate gift for fans of NARUTO, DIGIMON, GATCHAMAN, GINTAMA, LINEBARRELS OF IRON, SAIYUKI, SPEED RACER and over one hundred (100) other fantastic anime titles by pre-ordering the Crunchyroll Anime Membership at a holiday special price of $6.95/month by January 8, 2009. Members will even receive a limited edition NARUTO virtual headband. More information can be found at www.Crunchyroll.com /preorder.

Crunchyroll Anime Membership will begin on January 8, 2009-in conjunction with the first ever world wide simulcast of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN and has a SPECIAL pre-order price of $6.95/month. Fans and gift-givers are encouraged to pre-order the subscription plan by January 8, 2009 to lock in the special holiday deal and begin enjoying over one hundred (100) fantastic anime titles in January. All fans can enjoy all content on the site for free, including the first eight episodes of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN on Jan 2, 2009, but Anime Members will enjoy some additional special privileges.

“We are working hard to add more simulcast as well as amazing library titles to our already immense online catalog”, states Crunchyroll CEO Kun Gao, “Prices are subject to change so we encourage fans to order early to lock in this great special deal! $6.95/month for all you can watch anime … anytime … all the time.”

Crunchyroll Anime Member benefits include higher quality streams of all shows (in some cases at 720p High Definition Video) with no advertisement and early access to simulcast shows such as NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, GINTAMA, SKIP BEAT, SHUGO CHARA!, WEB GHOST, LINEBARRELS OF IRON, and additional titlesone (1) hour after its Japan Broadcast. In addition, Crunchyroll Anime Members will be awarded a special NARUTO Headband virtual item for their avatars in the famed virtual world of Crunchyland!

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, music in addition to electronic entertainment and auto content. Crunchyroll's distribution channel and partnership program delivers content to over five million passionate fans worldwide. Crunchyroll is funded by the premiere group Venrock. More information can be found at its website http://www.Crunchyroll.com.

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