Polar Bear's Cafe To Simulcast on Crunchyroll This Season

Apr 4th 2012
Crunchyroll chills out this spring with Polar Bear's Café and its eccentric café cast

San Francisco, Calif. (April 3, 2012) – Penguins, grizzlies, and polar bears, oh my! Crunchyroll goes animal-style with this brand new, gag-comedy: POLAR BEAR'S CAFÉ (SHIROKUMA CAFÉ) this spring. This new series is set to air on Thursday April 5, 2012 at 2:00 am PDT. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/shirokuma.

POLAR BEAR'S CAFÉ will be available to Crunchyroll premium members worldwide except for Japan. For free members, POLAR BEAR'S CAFÉ will be available in the following territories: US, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.

Crunchyroll's senior brand manager Keith Kawamura said, “We've seen some unusual ideas take animated form, but this one will definitely take the cake! However, its success in Shogakukan's women's magazine Monthly Flowers is a clear indication that this concept works, and I can't wait to see audiences will cling to this new series!”

“POLAR BEAR'S CAFÉ, revolves around a Canadian white bear that quits his boring job and starts a cafeteria near a zoo. He loves telling tall tales and always brags about himself. According to him, he was picked up by a human couple who owns a diner while he was drifting around on an iceberg. Though he has lost all contact with his Canadian family, he has discovered a new home in serving the diners' clientele, thanks to the kind couple. His café is an embodiment of his personality. The place is always packed with many regulars, animals and humans, who are drawn by his charismatic magnetism.”

Episodes can be accessed from Crunchyroll.com, 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: 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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