Aniplex of America Announces Oreshura Set to Stream on Crunchyroll

The Animated Series Oreshura is Set to Broadcast on Crunchyroll this Winter

From the animation studio that brought the hit series Sword Art Online, is a new anime series for 2013.

SANTA MONICA, CA (January 2, 2013) – Aniplex of America announces the new anime series Oreshura will be streaming on Crunchyroll. This brand new animated high school romance show is produced by A-1 Pictures, the same studio who also produced the fan favorite Sword Art Online and Blue Exorcist. This series is also directed by Kanta Kamei, who also directed the series Bunny Drop. A couple hours after its broadcast in Japan, Oreshura will be available for streaming in the following territories: U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. The 1st episode will premiere at 9:00am PST on Saturday, January 5th for Crunchyroll premium members. Free members will be able to view Oreshura one week after initial broadcast on Crunchyroll (

A synopsis of Oreshura: Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru – or Oreshura for short – is an adaptation of a Japanese light novel.

“The protagonist, Eita Kidou, is a high school freshman with excellent grades and a disdain for love. He used to live a regular school life with his childhood friend, Chiwa Harusaki, a girl who's nearly a sister to him, but then one day the school's most beautiful girl, Masuzu Natsukawa, confesses to him.

However, her true desire is only to fool the eyes of others and pretend to be a couple. With a certain secret of his in Masuzu's hands, Eita is forced to play along… But a fierce battle over Eita begins as his ex-girlfriend, Himeka, and his fiancé, Ai, join the fray!!” More information about Oreshura can be found at:

“We're happy to see that fans in several different countries will be able to watch Oreshura immediately after its airing in Japan” says Hideki Goto, the president of Animation Business of Aniplex of America. “Oreshura is another example how we continue to strive to provide fans with access to more anime content immediately as possible. 2013 will be a good year for new animated titles”

About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite DVD and Blu-Ray releases such as Bakemonogatari, Durarara!!, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the Garden of Sinners and Blue Exorcist. The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles, Sword Art Online, Magi, and Blast of Tempest.

About Crunchyroll
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.

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