Dragon Crisis! to stream on Crunchyroll

Anime adaptation of charming light novel series to stream on Crunchyroll starting January 10th

January 4, 2011

San Francisco, Calif. and Osaka, Japan – Crunchyroll, Inc., announced today the streaming rights acquisition of Dragon Crisis! from Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation. Based on the light novel series by Kaya Kizaki originally published by Shueisha, Dragon Crisis! features Hiro Shimono as the lead character of Ryuji Kisaragi. More information is available at http://www.crunchyroll.com/dragoncrisis.

Crunchyroll COO Brady McCollum said: “In Eastern culture, the concept of 'dragon' isn't quite the typically terrifying scaly scary monster you see in the West, but more of an ideal and representation of a kind of pureness of power – a dragon can be a person. In Dragon Crisis!, we get just that in an adventure story chalk full of “moe” themes that one would expect from a so-called 'late-night' anime, yet we have the character-driven and engaging story one is accustomed to in the Japanese light novel genre. This will be a delicious delight.”

Yomiuri Telecasting Senior Manager of the Content Business Department & Animation Business Department Kyoko Otobe said: “Working with Crunchyroll on Dragon Crisis! Fits with our international strategy and further expands our strategic partnership with them. We look forward to the anime community's reaction to our title. ”

Dragon Crisis! will be available on Crunchyroll in its original, unedited broadcast form in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Portugal two hours after airing first commences in Japan.

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 Shippuden 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.

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