Crunchyroll Kicks Off a Brand New Set of New and Free Episodes

Sep 14th 2010

San Francisco, Calif. (September 14, 2010) ­ More fresh anime keeps pouring in as Crunchyroll is motion to air a gang of brand new episodes, as well as free episodes, for its users this week from hit shows like BLEACH, REBORN, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, and Yumeiro Pâtissière. More information can be found at www.crunchyroll.com

New episodes from the week of September 12-18 are:

Sunday: GIANT KILLING episode 24, MITSUDOMOE episode 11 and URABOKU episode 23.
Monday: FAIRY TAIL episode 46 and OCCULT ACADEMY 11.
Tuesday: BLEACH episode 288, TONO TO ISSHO episode 11.
Wednesday: STRIKE WITCHES 2, episode 11; ASOBI NI IKUYO episode 10; and KAASAN-MOM'S LIFE episode 71.
Thursday: HEROMAN episode 25 and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN episode 178.
Friday: REBORN episode 202.
Saturday: Yumeiro Pâtissière episode 50 and LILPRI episode 25.

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.

Episodes can be accessed from Crunchyroll.com, tv.com, 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: http://www.crunchyroll.com/freetrial/

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 www.crunchyroll.com.

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