Crunchyroll to Simulcast Asobi ni Ikuyo: Bombshells from the Sky

13-episode anime adaptation of Okina Kamino's catgirl-heavy romantic comedy light novel series to simulcast on Crunchyroll starting next week

July 9, 2010

San Francisco, Calif. – Crunchyroll, Inc., announced today the simulcast acquisition of Asobi ni Ikuyo: Bombshells from the Sky, the highly anticipated romantic comedy anime based on Okina Kamino's Asobi ni Ikuyo! light novels published by Media Factory. Series features a slew of beautiful female characters voiced by an all-star cast including Haruka Tomatsu, Kana Hanazawa, Kanae Ito and Mutsumi Tamura. More information can be found at

President of Crunchyroll's Japan office Vince Shortino said: “This is exactly the kind of quality, late-night programming that has made Japan famous, and we look forward to putting it in Crunchyroll's Summer 2010 lineup of more simulcasts than any other place on the web.”

"Kio and all her family members are gathered for a funeral in Okinawa. This same day, a message arrives from outer space. There she encounters a girl named Elis who claims to be an alien. The odd thing is... Elis has cat-ears and a tail. What does destiny have in store for Kio and Elis?"

Asobi ni Ikuyo: Bombshells from the Sky will be available worldwide outside of Japan, Korea and Mongolia.

About Crunchyroll, Inc.

Crunchyroll is a leading global video network and developer of social media applications for Japanese anime and Asian media. Through applications like Crunchyroll for iPad and Naruto Shippuden Official, set top boxes, affiliate websites and its own site, Crunchyroll delivers officially-licensed content from leading Asian media producers directly to consumers.

Crunchyroll has offices in San Francisco, Calif. and Tokyo, Japan, and is a member of the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) and Licensing International Merchandisers' Association (LIMA). Founded in 2006, Crunchyroll is funded by leading venture capital firm, Venrock, Japanese entertainment giant TV TOKYO, digital publishing leader Bitway and a group of angel investors representing some of the brightest and most successful entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. More information can be found at

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