Crunchyroll Manga Contest Winners to be Featured in Volume 10 of The Seven Deadly Sins

Fan art contest winners chosen by author Suzuki Nakaba

San Francisco, Calif. (August 6, 2014) – Crunchyroll, Inc. announces today that the winners of a fan art contest held on Crunchyroll Manga will be featured in an upcoming volume of “The Seven Deadly Sins”.

For this contest, art submissions were sent in from manga fans around the globe, each illustrating their favorite character from “The Seven Deadly Sins” (also known as "Nanatsu no Tazai"). Author Suzuki Nakaba has selected one grand prize winner and six runner ups for a highlighted spot in the fan-art section of the next collected edition of “The Seven Deadly Sins”, published in Japan by Kodansha. The artwork will also be featured in the upcoming English book edition of “The Seven Deadly Sins” published by Kodansha USA.

Danika Harrod, brand manager for Crunchyroll Manga, says, “We are happy that our art contest involving ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ has helped to create a bridge between overseas fans and the manga industry in Japan. It's an amazing chance for up-and-coming artists to get their work reviewed by professionals like Suzuki Nakaba and to have it published in book form. Crunchyroll Manga is looking forward to more such contests and collaborations in the future!”

About The Seven Deadly Sins, by Suzuki Nakaba

The Seven Deadly Sins” is a legendary gang of rebels that was blamed for the overthrow of the kingdom. Even after all these years, the kingdom's central guards, each of whom is a match for a thousand, the Holy Knights, are hunting down these wanted criminals. But when one young girl appears, with an earnest wish in her heart, and a determination to find “The Seven Deadly Sins”, the world gets turned on its head and an extraordinary adventure begins! The curtain has been lifted for this thrilling heroic fantasy story like none you've ever seen!

For more information, visit http://www.crunchyroll.com/comics/manga/the-seven-deadly-sins/volumes

About Crunchyroll Manga

Crunchyoll Manga is included free with a Crunchyroll All-Access membership ($11.95/month), which also includes anime, drama, and discounts on merchandise. A manga-only premium membership will also be available for $4.99. Free users of Crunchyroll Manga will be able to read the latest “simul-pubbed” chapters with limited advertisements, while premium users will be able to access all Crunchyroll Manga content with no ads and exclusive control options.

For more information, visit http://www.crunchyroll.com/comics/manga

About Crunchyroll, Inc.

Crunchyroll is a leading global destination and platform for Japanese anime and Asian content. Crunchyroll delivers more than 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of officially-licensed content from leading Asian media producers directly to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages within minutes of TV broadcast, through applications including Crunchyroll for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, Playstation®3, Playstation®4, Playstation®Vita, XBox Live®, AppleTV, Roku, Internet-enabled TVs, set-top boxes, affiliate websites and its own streaming website.

Crunchyroll's majority investor is The Chernin Group, LLC (TCG), a privately-held, independent media holding company founded in 2010 by Peter Chernin and based in Los Angeles, CA. TCG builds, manages, operates and invests in businesses in the media, entertainment and technology sectors around the world. Crunchyroll has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Tokyo, and is a member of the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA). More information can be found at http://www.crunchyroll.com.

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