Battle Girls – Time Paradox Joins Crunchyroll's Spring LineupMar 31st 2011
San Francisco, Calif. (March 31, 2011) – Crunchyroll, Inc., announced today the acquisition of BATTLE GIRLS – TIME PARADOX - adapted from a popular Pachinko game in Japan – to its spring simulcast lineup today. Premium members will be able to watch BATTLE GIRLS – TIME PARADOX will be exclusively streamed on Crunchyroll for its premium members after broadcast in Japan, while free members will be able to view one (1) week after it first airing on its site. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/sengoku.
BATTLE GIRLS – TIME PARADOX will be available to all subscribers throughout the world except for Japan and Korea. However, it will only be available to free members in the following territories: US and its territories, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
Crunchyroll's Brand Manager Keith Kawamura said, “We are absolutely thrilled to feature BATTLE GIRLS – TIME PARADOX on our site as it not only appeals a great number of our users, but also features the amazing voice talents of Megumi Toyoguchi and Eri Kitamura. Crunchyroll has featured anime of this genre before with great success, and know that BATTLE GIRLS will no doubt experience that same, if not a greater, level of positive reception by the fans.”
“Toward the end of the 16th century, a warlord, who was an upstart from the peasantry, defeated his rival warlords and created a unified Japan, putting an end to the so-called Warring States period. That's what history tells us, but in Battle Girls, something different happens. A high school girl nicknamed Hideyoshi after the warlord who dominated the country, is accidentally dragged into time travel which is plotted by her history teacher who is a descendant of a warlord on the losing side, with the hope of letting her ancestor to seize the helm of the country by revising historical facts. Unlike the historical period, in the world where she is transferred to, all warlords look like high school girls. Hideyoshi teams up with one of them to fight the others, totally betraying the course of history as we know it”
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.