Crunchyroll To Exclusively Simulcast Naruto Spin-Off: Rock Lee And His Ninja Pals

SD Rock Lee invades Crunchyroll this season with this adorably hilarious new comedy!

San Francisco, Calif. (April 2, 2012) – Your favorite bushy-brow ninja makes his debut this season with his own show: NARUTO SPIN-OFF: ROCK LEE & HIS NINJA PALS! The new series will simulcast exclusively on Crunchyroll Tuesdays PDT, with the first episode airing this Tuesday April 3, 2012 at 2:30 am PDT. More information can be found at

NARUTO SPIN-OFF: ROCK LEE & HIS NINJA PALS will be available to Crunchyroll premium members worldwide except for Japan. For free members, this new series will be available the world except for Japan, France, Belgium, and Switzerland.

“Watch out! This is a new addition to the iconic NARUTO franchise which represents Japanese animation. Ideal for those who are looking to stay a moment away from the breathtaking battle scenes and the serious ninja rivalry, the spin-off series offers an alternative Naruto world with all characters super-deformed and comically retouched.

A spotlight is cast on Rock Lee, the prank-loving imperfect ninja kid who scores low with ninja techniques but who never gives up to achieve his goals. Comical happenings in the ninja village in NARUTO SPIN-OFF: ROCK LEE & HIS NINJA PALS are sure to attract a new generation of fans.”

Episodes can be accessed from, the free iPad and iPhone application, the Android application, Roku, Google TV, 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:

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

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