Naruto Shippuden Available Immediately for Free Viewing on Crunchyroll

Leading Online Anime Distributor to Simulcast the Newest NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Episode for Members and Provides Previous Week's Simulcast for Free Viewing

San Francisco, California (January 15, 2009) – Crunchyroll, the world's largest anime-focused content and social networking service, has launched last week's premiere simulcast (episode 91) of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN for free viewing. Simultaneously, Crunchyroll is launching the current week's premiere simulcast (episode 92) immediately after its broadcast in Japan, for its Anime Members. Going forward, each brand new episode of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN will be available for Members right after airing in Japan and one week later for free viewing on Crunchyroll. More information can be found at .

“We are excited by the success of last week's historic simulcast and plan to build on that success in the coming weeks and months,” states Kun Gao, CEO of Crunchyroll. “We are especially grateful to fans that are supporting the industry by watching NARUTO SHIPPUDEN legally on Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll is the only place to watch new episodes legally immediately after broadcast in Japan and we encourage fans to support the anime industry and sign up for the Anime Membership.”

Crunchyroll Anime Member benefits include higher quality streams of all shows (including 720p High Definition for selected shows), no advertisements and early access to currently airing shows including: NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, GINTAMA, NATSUME YUJINCHO, SKIP BEAT, SHUGO CHARA!, WEB GHOSTS PIPOPA, LINEBARRELS OF IRON, THE TOWER OF DRUAGA –THE SWORD OF URUK– and more, all available as early as one hour after premiering in Japan. To become an Anime Member, go to .

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 and 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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