Crunchyroll Rolls Out Brand New MBC Korean Drama Titles Today
San Francisco, Calif. (August 31, 2010) Crunchyroll announced the release two (2) new Korean dramas from Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation STAR IN MY HEART and NO LIMIT both of which are set to launch today at noon PDT. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com.
Premium drama members and all-access members will be able to watch all available episodes from all both series, in up to 480p quality and without commercials. Free users will be able to watch the first four (4) episodes of both STAR IN MY HEART and NO LIMIT and will get the subsequent two (2) episodes every week henceforth.
STAR IN MY HEART is one of the core Korean TV drama classics that helped kick-start the red-hot "Korean Wave" throughout the world. Yun-Ie (Choi Jin-Shil) was raised in an orphanage and later adopted into a hostile family environment. But unlike other Cinderella stories, this particular Cinderella takes her fate into her own hands! Star in My Heart has all the perfect K-drama elements: great story, star power, unforgettable music (sung by Ahn Jae-Wook), twists and turns, and many memorable moments. You'll find yourself watching this classic again and again!
NO LIMIT (as known as HEADING TO THE GROUND) is a drama about a man trying to achieve what is thought to be impossible: fulfilling his dreams of being a great soccer player. Through this heartwarming story of surrounding the trials and tribulations he must undergo to attain what is seemingly unattainable, we will join him on this journey to see if he really has what it takes to make it.
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: http://www.crunchyroll.com/freetrial/
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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 Shippūden Official, set top boxes, affiliate websites and its own site, Crunchyroll delivers officially-licensed content from leading Asian media producers directly to consumers.
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