Nyarko-San: Another Crawling Chaos Joins Crunchyroll's 2012 Spring Lineup

Otherworldly shenanigans ensue on Crunchyroll with the addition of Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos on its site this spring season

San Francisco, Calif. (March 5, 2012) – Crunchyroll commences its spring simulcast announcements early with the addition of NYARKO-SAN: ANOTHER CRAWLING CHAOS. Prior to simulcasting the new season, Crunchyroll will release the first five (5) episodes from season one (1) today at 2 pm PST. The subsequent four (4) episodes will be available the following week until the completion of season two (2). More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/crawling.

After the final episodes of season two (2) have been broadcasted, Crunchyroll will begin simulcasting season three (3) on its site this April. Titles are available worldwide except for Asia.

This series is a tribute to famed horror writer H.P. Lovecraft who is best known for creating the Cthulhu Mythos. Nyarlathotep, also known as the Crawling Chaos, is a malign deity in this fictional universe created by Lovecraft. Nyarlathotep is one of the protagonists of this series who is better known as Nyarko. In addition to streaming NYARKO-SAN: ANOTHER CRAWLING CHAOS, Crunchyroll is excited to announce that the show's fans will be able to determine its official English spelling for the first time ever! More details coming soon.

Crunchyroll's Senior Brand Manager Michelle Hwang said, “It is amazing to see an animated short become a full-length anime series after an overwhelmingly positive fan reaction. Such is the case with NYARKO-SAN: ANOTHER CRAWLING CHAOS and – like the seasons of shorts before – I'm positive that this new season will not disappoint!”

“The ordinary becomes extraordinary, as our protagonist Mahiro Yasaka – an average high school student – suddenly encounters a Nyarlathotep: a formless Cthulhu deity of chaos, who decides to take form as a silver-haired human-like alien. This Nyarlathotep – aptly named Nyarko – may seem like a normal gal, but there's much more to her than meets the eye! In their encounters together, she ends up saving Mahiro's life, inextricably tying their lives together…”

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 1080p 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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