Danny Choo To Feature Culture Japan on Crunchyroll

May 5th 2011


Delivering Japanese culture to audiences worldwide, Crunchyroll is geared up to release Danny Choo's CULTURE JAPAN today

San Francisco, Calif. (May 5, 2011) – If we were to draw a Venn diagram with the anime culture on one side and the general Japanese culture on the other, Danny Choo's series: CULTURE JAPAN will intersect right in the middle. The first season of this poignant and entertaining series will be available on Crunchyroll today at noon PST to all users outside of Japan. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com. Additionally, more information about CULTURE JAPAN can be found on http://culturejapan.tv and http://culturejapan.jp.

Creator and host, Danny Choo said, “I'm so excited to be able to work with Crunchyroll to bring Culture Japan to a wider audience worldwide. My vision for the show is to not only introduce Japanese Pop Culture, but also the more traditional Japan too. I hope you enjoy it just as much as I enjoyed making it.”

CULTURE JAPAN is the TV show that brings Japanese Pop Culture to the world. The show is broadcast on Tokyo MX TV in Japan and across Asia on the Animax Network. Due to popular demand from around the world, Culture Japan is now filming season 2 due to be broadcast later this year.

Culture Japan is directed and presented by Danny Choo as he visits anime studios such as Production IG; figure and doll manufacturers such as Good Smile Company; and also looks at technology such as underground bicycle parking silos. More about Danny Choo can be found on http://dannychoo.com/profile

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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