Steins;Gate Scheduled to Simulcast on Crunchyroll
San Francisco, Calif. (April 4, 2011) – Crunchyroll, Inc., has acquired streaming rights for STEINS;GATE – the collaborative creation between 5pb. and Nitroplus – today. STEINS;GATE will be exclusively streamed on Crunchyroll after broadcast in Japan for premium members, with free members able to view it one (1) week after it first airing on Crunchyroll. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/steins-gate.
STEINS;GATE will be available in the following territories: North America, South America, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Netherlands, Middle East, Africa
Crunchyroll's Brand Manager Keith Kawamura said, “There's nothing that piques and maintains interest than a suspense thriller, beautifully animated and with a mind-gripping mystery that will keep the viewer hooked till the end. STEINS;GATE is all of that plus more. What will be really interesting to see is how STEINS;GATE contains and interweaves this cat-and-mouse relationship ,while avoiding any time travel paradoxes throughout its intricate storyline. Regardless it will be a series not to be missed by anyone.”
“STEINS;GATE follows an eclectic group of individuals who have the ability to send text messages to the past. However throughout their experimentation process, an organization named SERN who has been doing their own research on time travel tracks them down. Now it's a careful game of cat and mouse to not get caught and moreover, try to survive.”
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.