Upotte!! To Simulcast on Crunchyroll This Spring

Crunchyroll prepares to broadcast the gun-charged, fully loaded anime: Upotte!! this season

San Francisco, Calif. (April 4, 2012) – Crunchyroll, the leader in streaming Asian content, will commence the simulcast of Kadokawa's UPOTTE!! Saturday at 9 am PDT. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/upotte.

UPOTTE!! will be available to Crunchyroll's audience in the following territories: North America, South America, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.

Crunchyroll's Senior Brand Manager Michelle Hwang said, “From hit titles like KORE HA ZOMBIE DESUKA and DEADMAN WONDERLAND, Kadokawa has historically produced a myriad of titles that have captivated, intrigued, and excited our users to no end. With the simulcast of UPOTTE!! I am confident that this series – like its predecessors – will not disappoint and become a fan favorite this season!”

“A teacher who has just transferred into Seishou Academy soon finds himself in the hospital. This is not surprising, considering his students are assault rifles! Kitsune Tennoji of EDEN'S BOY fame returns after 16 years with a surprising military comedy featuring attractive girls who are actually anthropomorphized guns! The girls are given special characteristics and personalities to match their gun types, and they spend their school days with a firearm in one hand, running rampant and occasionally shooting a boost of energy into their school life!.”

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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