Crunchyroll to Simulcast Majestic Prince Anime for Spring 2013
The leading online Asian entertainment stream service adds the mecha anime Majestic Prince to Spring 2013 lineup.
San Francisco, Calif. (April 2, 2013) – Crunchyroll, Inc., has acquired the anime series Majestic Prince as part of its spring simulcasts, and is set to broadcast every Thursday starting on April 4, at 8:00a.m. Pacific Time for its premium members, and April 11 for free members. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/majestic.
Majestic Prince will be available to Crunchyroll's in the following territories: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
Majestic Prince is based on a manga written by Rando Ayamine and illustrated by Hikaru Nijima. The story takes place in the future where humanity has reached out into space to gather more resources, including sending out genetically modified teenagers into deep space to mine asteroids with giant robots. At first glance, Majestic Prince appears to have all the trappings of an action-packed robot-fighting series, but upon closer inspection, Majestic Prince does not take itself too seriously and injects a good dose of humor into the whole story.
Directed by Keitaro Motonaga, whose other works include Katanagatari and Jormugand, and features character designs that will be familiar to fans of Gundam Seed and Fafner of the Azure, done by Hisashi Hirai. The voice cast includes Hiroki Aiba as Izuru Hitachi, Shintao Asanuma as Toshikazu Asagi, Yuka Iguchi as Tamaki Irie, Yoko Hikasa as Kei kugimiya, and Junya Ikeda rounding out the main group as Ataru Suruga.
Episodes can be accessed from Crunchyroll.com, the free iPhone and iPad application, the Android application, Windows Phone, PS3™, Xbox LIVE®, Panasonic TVs with Viera Connect, Roku, Boxee, Google TV, Samsung TV, Vizio VIA, WD TV Live, additional set-top channels, and affiliate partners.
Crunchyroll premium members have access to a large selection of anime and drama, same- day access for simulcast titles, no advertisements and can stream in up to 1080p quality on select titles. More information about the Crunchyroll membership plan can be found at: http:// www.crunchyroll.com/freetrial/
About Crunchyroll, Inc.
Crunchyroll is a leading global destination and platform for Japanese anime and Asian content. Through applications like Crunchyroll for iPhone, iPad, Android, Playstation®3, Xbox LIVE®, Internet-enabled TVs, set-top boxes, affiliate websites and its own streaming website, Crunchyroll delivers over 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of officially-licensed content from leading Asian media producers direct to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages within minutes of TV broadcast.
Crunchyroll has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Tokyo, and is a member of the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) and Licensing International Merchandisers' Association (LIMA). Officially launched in 2009, 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.
The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause crunchyroll.com's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation, product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers, international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, in the Company's assumptions or otherwise. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.