Crunchyroll to Release Media Blaster's Mouse Today

Art thief MOUSE gears up to steal the show with its catalog release on Crunchyroll

San Francisco, Calif. (September 21, 2010) ­ Ready to take the spotlight on Crunchyroll, Satoru Akahori's manga adaptation, MOUSE, makes it catalog debut on site today. The first six episodes of MOUSE, directed by Yorifusa Yamaguchi, will be available to premium anime and all-access members, while only the first episode will be available to free users. The other five episodes will become available one month later on September 21 for free users. More information can be found on

Mouse is the story of a highly skilled thief who is always in search of the world's most valuable artifacts and unique objects d'art. For over 400 years , a mysterious family tradition requires that every generation select an heir to perpetuate and fill the role of MOUSE, a super stealth thief. The latest incarnation of MOUSE is Professor Severin, a handsome but nerdy young man in his 20s who is, surprisingly, the most popular art teacher at the local college. MOUSE's team of three fearless, flirtatious females specializes in the technical and physical skill to expertly assist him in some of the most daring heists in the annals of crime!

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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