School's Back in Session! School Days To Stream on Crunchyroll

Leading Online Anime Streaming Site to Launch Riviting School-Themed Anime Titles from Marvelous Entertainment

San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan (April 24, 2009) —Crunchyroll and Marvelous Entertainment partner up to bring the intense school-themed anime SCHOOL DAYS to Crunchyroll starting this spring. More information can be found at .

President of Marvelous Entertainment's Audio Visual Company and co-founder, Yoshiaki Matsumoto, states, "I am pleased to be able to present this very raw and intense story to fans overseas for the very first time in English. We hope that fans overseas will be able to discover SCHOOL DAYS and appreciate its unique story."

"SCHOOL DAYS is one of the most unique, biting pieces of entertainment to have come out of Japan in the past few years," states Rob Pereyda, Senior Director of Crunchyroll's Japan office. "I believe that the very passionate, seasoned anime fan Crunchyroll will appreciate the story it tells."

SCHOOL DAYS will be available in enhanced definition without video advertisements to Crunchyroll's Anime Members and will be available for free, to the general public, one week thereafter for regular members at a lower streaming quality. Regional and age-based access restrictions may apply.

Title Synopsis:


It was at the entrance ceremony of Sakakino High School that Makoto Ito met Kotonoha Katsura for the first time.

Kotonoha was in the class next to Makoto's, lived along the same railway line, caught the same train to school every morning read a book. Although Makoto had a little crush on her, she was to be looked at from a distance...that was all she was.

Then, a message on Makoto's cell phone appeared:

As ridiculous as Makoto thought it was, he took a shot of Kotonoha on the train and made it his wallpaper, only to be discovered by Sekai Saionji, his classmate at the next desk, right the next day.

Though the portent seemed to turn out to be of little consequence, Sekai volunteered to play matchmaker between Makoto and Kotonoha to make up for sneaking a look at his cell phone. From that day on, Makoto's ordinary life started to take a new turn...

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