Crunchyroll to Simulcast HackaDoll the Animation Anime Series for Fall 2015

The app-based anime HackaDoll the Animation comes to Crunchyroll's fall lineup

San Francisco, CA, September 30, 2015 – Crunchyroll, Inc., the leading global destination and platform for Japanese anime and Asian content, is excited to announce the acquisition and simulcast of the anime series HackaDoll the Animaton set to launch on Crunchyroll every Friday starting October 2 at 8:30am Pacific Time. For more information, visit

About HackaDoll the Animation

The original HackaDoll app delivers a customized feed of news for each user. The user answers some simple questions when launching the app for the first time, and then the app will filter the news that caters to the user's personal interests — boys love (BL), cosplay, anime, manga, games, light novels, voice cast members, and more. With daily use, the app automatically analyzes and learns which news articles the user reads and recommends to further personalize the feed.

The anime personifies the app's customization engine as three "HackaDolls", all of whom are voiced by members of the voice-actress unit Wake Up, Girls! — the personal entertainment AI and main navigator HackaDoll #1 (played by Miyu Takagi), the anime expert HackaDoll #2 (Kaya Okuno), and the knowledgeable otaku HackaDoll #3 (Nanami Yamashita).

Ikuo Geso (Kill la Kill key animator) is directing the anime and serving as character designer at Creators in Pack. Studio Trigger's Yu Sato (Ninja Slayer From Animation) is writing the script, and Kanato Maizawa is handling the series composition. Studio Trigger (Kill la Kill, Ninja Slayer From Animation) will collaborate on the animation. DIVE II Entertainment is handling sound production.

HackaDoll the Animation will be available to Crunchyroll members worldwide except for Asia.

About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is the official destination for the largest and latest lineup of Anime as well as popular drama and Manga. Crunchyroll brings hit shows like Naruto Shippuden, Attack on Titan, and One Piece to millions of viewers around the world and allows them to purchase related merchandise through its online store. Through its app on game consoles, set-top boxes, mobile devices and more, Crunchyroll delivers content from leading Asian media producers directly to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages. The service is available for free or through a premium offering that allows users to watch ad-free with access to simulcasts—top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast. Crunchyroll's majority investor is Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group. Crunchyroll has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Tokyo, and is a member of the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA).

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