Crunchyroll Launches Brand New and Free Episodes for Users

San Francisco, Calif. (July 27, 2010) ­ This week Crunchyroll will release a variety of brand new episodes, as well as free episodes, for its users this week including recently acquired Mitsudomoe and a double header of fan-favorite Naruto Shippuden.

New episodes from the week of July 25-31 are:

Sunday: Giant Killing episode 17 and Uraboku episode 16.
Monday: Fairy Tail episode 39 and Occult Academy 4.
Tuesday: Bleach episode 281, Tono to Issho episode 4.
Wednesday: Strike Witches 2, episode 4; Asobi ni Ikuyo episode 3; and Kaasan ­ Mom¹s Life episode 64.
Thursday: Heroman episode 18 and Naruto Shippuden episodes 170 and 171.
Friday: Mitsudomoe episode 5 and Reborn episode 195.
Saturday: Yumeiro Patisserie episode 43 and LilPri episode 18.

With the exception of Fairy Tail, the simulcasted episode from the week prior for all series listed above are now available to all users for free.

Crunchyroll also released two new Korean drama series last week: SBS¹s My Sweet Seoul and MBC¹s Secret. Both series are available in its entirety to all drama and all-access premium members. For free users, 2 episodes of Secret will be made available every Tuesday; while the first 10 episodes of My Sweet Seoul are available right now, with 3 episodes rolling out every Tuesday along with Secret.

Episodes can be accessed from,, the free iPad and iPhone application, the Boxee application and affiliate partners.

Crunchyroll premium members will have access to the largest anime and drama selection, same-day access for simulcasted titles, no advertisements and can be viewed in 480p-to-720p quality on selected titles. More information about the Crunchyroll membership plan can be found at:

About Crunchyroll, Inc.

Crunchyroll is a leading global lifestyle and entertainment brand centered around all things Asian media and operator of the largest online community, video site and network of sites, services and devices for Japanese anime and Asian drama in the world. For $6.95 per month or $59.95 per year, Crunchyroll subscribers get unlimited access to anime simulcasts as soon as one hour after broadcast in Japan and a catalog of thousands of episodes. Through the Crunchyroll network of sites, services and devices, Crunchyroll has over 6 million monthly unique visitors. Content on Crunchyroll is licensed by leading media companies across Asia and the world.

Crunchyroll was founded in June 2006 and has offices in both San Francisco and Tokyo. Crunchyroll is a pioneer and innovator in the Japanese content business and the only video service in the world to offer hit programs Naruto Shippuden, Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee and many others within one hour of their first Japanese broadcasts. Crunchyroll is a member of the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) and Licensing International Merchandisers' Association (LIMA) and is funded by leading venture capital firm, Venrock, Japanese entertainment giant TV TOKYO, and a group of angel investors representing some of the brightest and most successful minds and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.

Crunchyroll acquires content from leading Asian media companies including TV TOKYO, Fuji Television, NHK Enterprises (NEP), Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation (YTV), Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS), Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), Shueisha, Kadokawa Pictures, Aniplex, Avex Entertainment, King Records, Happinet, d-rights, Bandai Channel, Toei Animation, Tai Seng and many others. More information can be found at

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