Aniplex's Mitsudomoe Coming to Crunchyroll

San Francisco, Calif. – Crunchyroll, Inc., in conjunction with Aniplex, Japan's leading producer of blockbuster anime, announced today the simulcast release of Mitsudomoe, one of this summer's best-received surprise hit anime titles. Directed by anime veteran Masahiko Ota with a screenplay adapted by Takashi Aoshima from Norio Sakurai's weekly manga series, show features highly-praised slapstick writing and a charming story centered around unbelievable classroom antics. More information can be found at

Title has received positive reviews online, including a 4.5 (out of 5) stars by Theron Martin of Anime News Network. In his glowing review of the show, Mr. Martin said: “Anime has churned out a lot of edgy titles of late, but few have been as thoroughly and deliciously wrong as this cleverly-written, wonderfully-scored, and nicely-animated first effort from animation producer Bridge.”

Mitsudomoe will be available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Portugal.

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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