The Tower of Druaga-The Sword of Uruk- to Premiere on Crunchyroll

Dec 26th 2008

Online Media Distribution Leader to Broadcast Sequel on January 8, 2009

San Francisco, CA (December 26, 2008) – Return to exciting world of Gonzo's THE TOWER OF DRUAGA in the sequel to the hit series THE TOWER OF DRUAGA – THE AEGIS OF URUK - with the Crunchyroll Anime Membership. Following on the suspense of the original title, the sequel promises to continue with many surprises in store. More information can be found at

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 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 upcoming THE TOWER OF DRUAGA – THE SWORD OF URUK -, but Anime Members will enjoy some additional special privileges. More information can be found at /preorder.

Crunchyroll Anime Membership 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 THE TOWER OF DRUAGA – THE SWORD OF URUK -, LINEBARRELS OF IRON, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, GINTAMA, SKIP BEAT, SHUGO CHARA!, WEB GHOST and additional titles as early as one (1) hour after their 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 GDH K.K.
GDH is a globally-focused Japanese media company founded in February 2000. The group produces cutting edge entertainment for teens and young adults through its GONZO animation brand. Kids and family product is distributed through the GONZO FILMS and GONZINO brands.

GDH is a world leader in content development targeting both domestic and international audiences with Japan's trend-setting animation culture and, usually, GDH controls licensing management and international distribution for the content it produces.

For additional information, visit (for GDH) and (for GONZO - Japanese only).

GDH group companies include GONZO Rosso K.K., GONZO K.K., Future Vision Music K.K., GONZINO K.K., GDH Capital K.K. and GK Entertainment K.K.

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

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