Crunchyroll Prequels with New Fate/Zero on Its Fall Lineup
San Francisco, Calif. (October 5, 2011) – This season, anime fans everywhere are gearing up to view the brand new series FATE/ZERO chronicling the events leading up to Kinoko Nasu/TYPE-MOON's fan-favorite, hit series: FATE/STAY NIGHT. Crunchyroll will be streaming FATE/ZERO on its site every Saturday at 9 am PST, starting on October 8. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/fatezero.
FATE/ZERO will be available in the following territories: US, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Crunchyroll's brand manager Keith Kawamura said, “With an existing, hungry fan base, FATE/ZERO is already making a splash and generating huge amounts of hype. The success of its predecessor will no doubt carry on to this new installment and further add to the fame and popularity of the FATE brand!”
“Ten years prior to the events of FATE/STAY NIGHT, the War of the Holy Grail is a contest in which seven magi summon seven Heroic Spirits to compete to obtain the power of the “Holy Grail,” which grants a miracle. After three inconclusive wars for the elusive Holy Grail, the Fourth War commences.
Kiritsugu finds himself deeply torn between family and duty – obtaining the Holy Grail. However, his greatest opponent appears in the form of Kirei Kotomine, a priest who cannot find any sense of fulfillment in his life and sets his sights on Kiritsugu as the possible answer to the emptiness he feels.”
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: 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 www.crunchyroll.com.