Crunchyroll To Commence Simulcast of Queen's Blade Rebellion

Apr 11th 2012

Things heat up this spring as the sultry ladies of Queen's Blade return to Crunchyroll for a brand new series

San Francisco, Calif. (April 9, 2012) – The Queen's Blade strikes again on Crunchyroll, as the leader in streaming Anime and Asian content prepare to launch QUEEN'S BLADE REBELLION this spring, which is set to broadcast on Wednesdays. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/qbrebellion.

QUEEN'S BLADE REBELLION will be available to Crunchyroll's audience in the following territories: U.S.A, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

Crunchyroll's Senior Brand Manager Keith Kawamura said, “This series has truly become a cult classic amongst anime enthusiasts, and with a brand new series launching on Crunchyroll, I'm sure these fans are more than excited to see what type of madness will ensue this season!”

“Set after the events of QUEEN'S BLADE, Gainos and the entire Continent has fallen under a tyrannical rule led by Claudette, the Thundercloud Queen and victor of the last Queen's Blade tournament. Annelotte, a brave young knight and exiled princess, leads a band of rebels called the Rebel Army to overthrow Claudette and restore peace and order to the Continent.”

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 http://www.Crunchyroll.com.

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