Otaku-Verse Zero Returns For Another Season on Crunchyroll

Mar 28th 2011

Crunchyroll set to delve heavily into the anime fan culture and its followers with the second season of OVZ

San Francisco, Calif. (March 28, 2011) – If ambassadors represent each country's best interest in the United Nations, then Patrick Macias (editor in chief, Otaku USA magazine) and Yuu Asakawa (voice actress, Final Fantasy VII, Love Hina) are anime culture's representatives on Otaku-Verse Zero. After a successful first season, they will be returning to support and showcase a unique side of Japanese culture for a second season, exclusively on Crunchyroll. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com.

Otaku-Verse Zero aims to bring “otaku all over the universe” fun and lively coverage of anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture. New episodes will be available immediately to world audiences except Japan every Friday at 6 p.m. PST starting on April 1st.

Patrick Macias, co-host of Otaku-Verse Zero said, “Yuu and I had tremendous amounts of fun working in the studio together on Season One. For the new season of Otaku-Verse Zero, we're actually going to be walking the streets of Tokyo together in search of anime, manga and thrills with the occasional ninja thrown in for good measure. We sincerely hope you'll join us at our new home at Crunchyroll!”

Episodes can be accessed from Crunchyroll.com, the free iPad and iPhone application, the Android application, Roku, Boxee, Vizio VIA, WD TV Live and additional set-top channels, 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: http://www.crunchyroll.com/freetrial/

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 iPhone, iPad, Android, TV set-top boxes, affiliate websites and its own streaming website, 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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