Aniplex's Hourou Musuko to Stream on Crunchyroll

Transgendered students' journey to transform anime world and Crunchyroll January 13th

January 6, 2011

San Francisco, Calif. – Crunchyroll, Inc., in conjunction with Aniplex, Japan's leading producer of blockbuster anime, announced today the simulcast release of Hourou Musuko, the highly anticipated anime adaptation of Takako Shimura's manga of the same name chronicling the transgendered transformation of two Japanese high school students, one hour after airing on Fuji Television's noitaminA programming block. More information is available at

Crunchyroll COO Brady McCollum said: “This is an important story to tell, and Crunchyroll is excited to be able present another masterpiece in the making that the anime artisans at Aniplex have worked so hard to produce. We look forward to the reception from regulars to our site as well as the new visitors who will come for the subject matter.”

Hourou Musuko will be available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Portugal.

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

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