Hakuba no Ojisama to Simulcast on Crunchyroll this Fall

Bringing the drama this season with the manga-to-live-action adaptation of: Hakuba no Ōji-sama

San Francisco, Calif. (October 2, 2013) – Crunchyroll, Inc., adds on its first live-action Japanese drama this season with the inclusion of HAKUBA NO ŌJISAMA to its simulcast lineup. HAKUBA NO ŌJISAMA will broadcast every Friday starting on October 4 at 11:00 pm Pacific Time for its premium members. Free users will be able to view this series one (1) week after initial broadcast on Crunchyroll. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/hakuba.

The intricate web of relations in HAKUBA NO ŌJISAMA will ensnare and entangle protagonist Takahiro Miura, Hirofumi Arai (Yamato Mizoguchi in the live action Space Brothers), and Shunsuke Nakamura (Zettai Kareshi), along with an unannounced actress who will portray Hara Takako, our primary female protagonist.

“'I'm alone because nobody chose me.'

Hara Takako, age 32, works as a teacher at an all-girls' school. Having been burned by love, she is on the verge of being torn apart by loneliness and anxiety when she meets the new teacher, Kotaro, seven years her junior. It's the first stirring of love she has felt in a long time... but Kotaro has a fiancée! Her former fling, Kurosawa, also comes into the picture, complicating her love story further...”

HAKUBA NO ŌJISAMA will be available to users in the following territories: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and South America.

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 480p-to-720p quality on selected titles. More information about the Crunchyroll membership plan can be found at: http://www.crunchyroll.com/freetrial/

About Crunchyroll, Inc.

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