Crunchyroll Hosts Anime Night at the 2010 J-Pop Summit in San Francisco
Online leader in streaming anime and drama to feature re-mastered 5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND at the 2nd Annual J-Pop Summit
San Francisco, Calif. (August 25, 2010) Crunchyroll will commence the first ever Anime Night at the 2010 J-Pop Summit located at the New People building in the heart of the San Francisco Japan town on Tuesday Sept. 14 with doors opening at 6:30 pm PDT. More information at www.crunchyroll.com.
Crunchyroll will kick off the event by screening a newly re-mastered version of Makoto Shinkai¹s classic anime 5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND. There will be two (2) screenings at 7:00 pm and 8:45 PDT with a VIP event in between both screenings for fans to meet and greet. Attendees will also receive a free gift pack and will be automatically entered in for a chance to win and walk away with some great prizes!
Pre-sale tickets for each screening are $10 USD and can be purchased at the official 2010 J-Pop Summit home page. More information on tickets and event details can be found at http://www.j-pop.com. Tickets are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
The J-Pop Summit begins on Monday, September 13th and continuing every evening through Friday, September 17th, with different aspects of Japanese and Asian film, anime, fashion design, music and other forms of pop culture being celebrated in a series of unique screenings, interactive discussions, multimedia presentations and live performances. Special gift bags containing a variety of fun premiums will be given to all ticket holders each night.
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 Shippūden, 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 http://www.crunchyroll.com .
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