Astrotte's Toy Joins the Crunchyroll Spring Lineup

Mar 29th 2011

Crunchyroll takes fans on an otherworldly experience with the addition of Astarotte's Toy on its spring simulcast showcase

San Francisco, Calif. (March 29, 2011) – Crunchyroll, Inc., gears up to launch the magical harem series: ASTAROTTE'S TOY this spring on its continually growing simulcast list. ASTAROTTE'S TOY is set to launch every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. PST starting on April 10th for premium members, with free members gaining access one (1) week after airing on Crunchyroll. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/astarottes-toy.

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

President of Crunchyroll's Japan office Vince Shortino said, “There is no denying that there is a strong and faithful fan base that is very much looking forward to ASTAROTTE'S TOY, and we here at Crunchyroll are ecstatic to provide our fans the ability to legally stream it after Japanese broadcast before anyone else. The International sales department handled by Kadokawa produces such amazing, well-received titles and we know that this joins the long line of those soon-to-be fan favorites.”

“Naoya is taken to a magical land where he is to enter succubus Princess Astarotte's harem. Due to trauma during her childhood, she dislikes men and surrounds herself with women. Let's watch the lives of these individuals unfold.”

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 ,a href="http://www.Crunchyroll.com">http://www.Crunchyroll.com.

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