Natsume Yujin-Cho Joins Crunchyroll's Winter Lineup

Dec 30th 2011
Entering another season, NATSUME YUJIN-CHO joins the winter simulcast after a short break

San Francisco, Calif. (December 30, 2011)NATSUME YUJIN-CHO joins Crunchyroll's lineup this season with NIS America releasing a retail version at a later date. The latest season of NATSUME YUJIN-CHO will be available every Monday morning starting on January 2nd, at 10 am PST. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/natsume.

NATSUME YUJIN-CHO will be available in the following territories: North America, South America, Central America, Greenland, Iceland, Spain, Portugal, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Turkey

Crunchyroll's Senior Brand Manager Michelle Hwang said, “We are excited for another season of NATSUME YUJIN-CHO with Takashi Natsume's ability to see spirits. However, this season will have a different twist that will draw old fans of this series in addition to new ones.”

“Takashi Natsume has been able to see youkai, Japanese spirits, his whole life. He inherited a book of youkai names from his grandmother, Reiko. These names give their owner power over the youkai, so he and his self-proclaimed bodyguard "Nyanko-sensei" spend their days returning them to their original owners. As Natsume finally finds a place where he feels welcome, he meets and says goodbye to new Youkai....”

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 up to 720p quality on selected titles. More information about the Crunchyroll membership plan can be found at: www.crunchyroll.com/freetrial/

About Crunchyroll, Inc.

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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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