Crunchyroll Delivers Twenty-Three Brand New Episodes

The leader in streaming Asian content delivers the largest selection of fresh anime directly from Japan immediately after broadcast

San Francisco, Calif. (May 18, 2011) – The continual growth and expansion of Crunchyroll's anime library signals in only good news for the anime fans, especially with the release of 23 brand new episodes this week from hit titles such as NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, BLEACH and SEKAI-ICHI HATSUKOI. More information can be found at

New episodes from the week of May 15-21 are:

Sunday: HANASAKU IROHA episode 7, KAASAN – MOM'S LIFE episode 99 and ASTAROTTE'S TOY episode 6.
Monday: GINTAMA episode 208, TONO TO ISSHO SEASON2 episode 7, THE WORLD GOD ONLY KNOWS SEASON 2 episode 6 and BATTLE GIRLS – TIME PARADOX episode 7.
Tuesday: BLEACH episode 322 and STEINS;GATE episode 7.
Wednesday: BLUE EXORCIST episode 5 and SAINT SEIYA: THE LOST CANVAS episodes 21 and 22
Thursday: NARUTO SHIPPUDEN episodes 212, A BRIDGE TO THE STARRY SKIES episode 6, and SKET DANCE episode 7.
Friday: GOSICK episode 18, WE,WITHOUT WINGS episode 7, SEKAI-ICHI HATSUKOI episode 7, FAIRY TAIL episode 80 and CARDFIGHT! VANGUARD episode 9.
Saturday: DEADMAN WONDERLAND episode 6, BEEZLEBUB episode 18 and MY ORDINARY LIFE episode 8.

Additionally, with exception of FAIRY TAIL, all the simulcasted episode from the week prior for all series listed above are now available to all users for free. BLUE EXORCIST will be available to all users in the US and Canada under ad-supported streaming immediately upon broadcast on Crunchyroll.

Episodes can be accessed from, 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:

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 iPad, Android and Naruto Shippuden Official, set top boxes, affiliate websites and its own streaming site, 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

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