Crunchyroll Bakes a Dream With Yumeiro Patissiere

Anime Adaptation of Shueisha Manga Coming to Simulcast on Crunchyroll the Same Day as its Japan Network Broadcast Beginning November 8th

San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan (October 30, 2009) — Crunchyroll announces today the addition of YUMEIRO PATISSIERE to Crunchyroll's Fall 2009 Simulcast Anime Lineup. Adapted from the hit manga published in Ribon by Natsumi Matsumoto and animated by the legendary Studio Pierrot, YUMEIRO PATISSIERE features voice actress Aoi Yuki in the lead role of Ichigo Amano. More information can be found at http://www.crunchyroll.com/yumeiro.

“This will be the next big online girls hit,” states Vince Shortino, President of Crunchyroll's Japan office. “Crunchyroll has developed into a place where girls can get the content they want in a safe environment, and YUMEIRO PATISSIERE will continue that tradition.”

YUMEIRO PATISSIERE will be available in the United States, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and the United Arab Emirates in standard definition free of charge to all visitors of Crunchyroll's website and across the Crunchyroll network one week after airing in Japan. Crunchyroll's Anime Members will receive early access to the program in high definition 720P within one hour after its Japanese airing, starting November 8th.

YUMEIRO PATISSIERE joins 20 other amazing titles to form Crunchyroll's Fall 2009 Anime Lineup. Find out what other wonderful simulcast titles at http://www.crunchyroll.com/lineup today.

All fans can enjoy all content on the site for free, but Crunchyroll Anime Members benefits include higher quality streams of all shows (in some cases at 720p High Definition Video) with no advertisement and early access to all simulcast shows as early as one (1) hour after its Japan Broadcast. Crunchyroll Anime Membership costs as little as $5 a month and goes directly towards supporting Japan Animation companies. More information, including a two week free trial membership can be found at http://www.crunchyroll.com/freetrial.

Title Synopsis:

YUMEIRO PATISSIERE According to Ichigo Amano, she doesn't do anything better other than eating cake. She can't find anything she wants to do everyday other than attending St. Mary Academy. However, when she meets Professor Henry, her fate changes. She discovers that she wants to reproduce the flavors that her grandma used to make! So begins the discovery of her dream!

In order to accomplish her dream, Ichigo moves into St. Mary and visits the legendary spirit of Sweets! She is still just a beginner so there are a series of failures but she puts all her passion into making sweets so she can get better one step at a time.

Ichigo's dream has just begun!!

About Crunchyroll Crunchyroll is the largest online community and video site for the very best in Japanese Anime and Dramas from Asia. Crunchyroll's content is provided by Asian media leaders including TV TOKYO, Shueisha, d-rights, Fuji Creative Corporation (FCC), Media International Corporation (MICO), Pony Canyon, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Toei Animation, Gonzo, Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation America and many others.


Crunchyroll was founded in June 2006 and has offices in both San Francisco and Tokyo. Crunchyroll is a pioneer and innovator within the Japanese anime industry and the only video service in the world to offer hit programs like NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, GINTAMA and many others online to its subscribers within one hour of its Japanese broadcast. Crunchyroll is a member of the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) and the Licensing International Merchandisers Association (LIMA) and is funded by leading venture capital firm, Venrock. More information can be found at its website http://www.crunchyroll.com.

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