This week, a bunch of questions about Blu-rays! How's that Macross Plus blu-ray box from Japan? How's that crowdsourcing thing going? And why are the episodes divided up so strangely?
Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector Coming to CrunchyrollSep 15th 2010
High-powered anime series based on Banpresto's popular mecha RPG to begin streaming on Crunchyroll October 3, 2010
September 15, 2010
San Francisco, Calif. – Crunchyroll, Inc., announced today a streaming rights partnership with Sotsu Co., Ltd., one of Japan's leading content-producing advertising agencies, on the upcoming blockbuster anime series Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector. Title features the voice talents of Toshiyuki Morikawa in the lead role of Alteisen pilot Kyosuke Nanbu as well as an all-star cast of Japanese anime and video game voice-acting veterans. More information is available at http://www.crunchyroll.com/srw.
Crunchyroll's Japan office President Vince Shortino said: “The Super Robot Wars franchise has always had a strong following with hardcore mecha fans overseas. Because our global platform reaches consumers in many segmented places that might not normally be reachable through traditional distribution, we are able to deliver content to them and satisfy their need for the absolute freshest anime from Japan like Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector.”
Sotsu Managing Director Takashi Izuhara said: “This is an excellent opportunity for us to promote our contents around the world. Instead of leaving our digital distribution up to internet piracy, we've chosen to work with the strongest online channel for anime in Crunchyroll. We look forward to the consumer reaction to Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector.”
Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector will be available throughout all of the Americas, Europe and Asia every Sunday starting October 3, 2010.
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 Shippūden 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 http://www.crunchyroll.com.