Crunchyroll Prepares to Launch Its Winter 2012 Simulcast Lineup

Dec 29th 2011
The leader in streaming Asian content gears up for its largest season yet

San Francisco, Calif. (December 28, 2011) – In the advent of the New Year, Crunchyroll, Inc. is preparing for perhaps its biggest season to date with a myriad of new titles to be joining its site. New title acquisitions will be announced in the following days. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/lineup.

The following titles from the winter season will be continuing on for the winter season: BEELZEBUB, BLEACH, CARDFIGHT! VANGUARD, CHIHAYAFURU, DIGIMON XROS WARS, FAIRY TAIL, GINTAMA, HUNTER X HUNTER, KAASAN -- MOM'S LIFE, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, and SKET DANCE

Crunchyroll's CEO Kun Gao said, “Our goal has always been to bring as much content from Asia to the rest of the world, and with this new season approaching I feel as if we are sprinting closer and closer to that very goal.”

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

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