Crunchyroll Scores a Touchdown with Eyeshield 21

EYESHIELD 21 Episodes in January 2009

San Francisco, CA (December 30, 2008) – Break tackles and “convert” on fourth down as American football comes to Japan in EYESHIELD 21, the hit football manga and anime series. The first eight episodes will be available for ad-supported free streaming to all users on January 2nd, 2009, while Crunchyroll Anime Members can enjoy a higher quality ad-free experience. More information and/or to become a Crunchyroll Anime Member 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 EYESHIELD 21, but Crunchyroll Anime Members will enjoy some additional special privileges.

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 GHOSTS PIPOPA, LINEBARRELS OF IRON, THE TOWER OF DRUAGA – THE SWORD OF URUK - 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 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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