Crunchyroll Expands Its Anime Collection Today

STUDENT COUNCIL'S DISCRETION and DEMON BANE round out Crunchyroll's ever expanding catalog

San Francisco, Calif. (December 22, 2010) – Whether or not you were naughty or nice, Crunchyroll's delivering a special holiday gift, as two fan-favorite titles – STUDENT COUNCIL'S DISCRETION and DEMON BANE – are set to be released today at noon PST. More information can be found at

Premium anime members and all-access members will be able to watch each series in its entirety without commercials immediately. Free users will get the first three (3) episodes of both STUDENT COUNCIL'S DISCRETION and DEMON BANE, and the subsequent three (3) episodes once every week henceforth.

Both series will be available in the following territories: North America, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Middle East and Africa.

STUDENT COUNCIL'S DISCRETION spotlights the private high school, Hekiyo Gakuen , as it selects its student council members by a special system; by pure “popularity vote,” along with the “honor student system” to ensure that voting's fair across the board. Now, Ken Sugisaki is the only male member in the “community of pretty girls.” Ahead of him waits the Council where beautiful girls with unique personalities gather. Will he survive this HAREM situation?

DEMON BANE takes place in a world where theory of magic and science made simultaneous progression; the Ark ham City is a Megalopolis which achieved immense prosperity from powers of magical skills. But now, Ark ham City is being terrified by the dreadful crime organization called the Black Lodge. The Guardian of Ark ham City, the Conqueror's Conglomerate created a Robot to defeat the Black Lodge. The war between the two have just begun…

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 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

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