Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi to Air on Crunchyroll
San Francisco, Calif. (March 30, 2011) – Crunchyroll, Inc., prepares to launch the adaptation of HOSHIZORA E KAKARU HASHI – A BRIDGE TO THE STARRY SKIES today. Originally based off a bishojo game, HOSHIZORA E KAKARU HASHI will be exclusively streamed on Crunchyroll 30 minutes after immediate broadcast in Japan for premium members, with free members able to view it one (1) week after it airs on Crunchyroll. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/hoshizora.
HOSHIZORA E KAKARU HASHI – A BRIDGE TO THE STARRY SKIES will be available to worldwide Crunchryoll audiences except for Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Korea, Andorra, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Monaco and Switzerland. Additionally, viewers in Japan will be able to view HOSHIZORA E KAKARU HASHI through a specialized iPhone application to be released in conjunction with the launch of the series.
Crunchyroll Brand Manager Michelle Hwang said, “This is really a special moment for us to be able to reach such a wide-spread, global audience not only through the Crunchyroll medium, but also through our branded applications on the mobile platform. Moreover, we believe that our fans all over the world will really take to this particular series and its visually stunning art.”
“Kazuma Hoshino moves to the beautiful countryside to take care of his little brother, Ayumu Hoshino. They ended up staying in a Japanese Inn that their father knows but not being accustomed to the streets of the countryside, they get lost on their way to the Japanese Inn. Moreover, Kazuma gets into a bit of mischief in the mountains...Being in an unfamiliar place, a woman appears before him. A Bridge to the Starry Skies - Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi is a love comedy of the countryside. Watch this and forget about the daily hustle and bustle.”
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.