Natsume Yujincho to Materialize on Crunchyroll

Online Media Distribution Leader to Simulcast 2nd Season of NATSUME YUJINCHO Starting on January 5, 2009

San Francisco, CA (January 1, 2009) – The second season of NATSUME YUJINCHO is the continuation of the adventures of a boy, Natsume, and his spirit cat as they attempt to free the spirits bound by contract. Both seasons of NATSUME YUJINCHO will be available on Crunchyroll in January 2009, with simulcast episodes available one hour after Japan broadcast starting on January 5th, 2009.

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 NATSUME YUJINCHO, but Crunchyroll Anime Members will enjoy some additional special privileges. More information can be found at <> /preorder.

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 NATSUME YUJINCHO, 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 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

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