San Francisco, CA (September 9, 2015) – Crunchyroll, Inc., the leading Anime and Asian Drama content streaming service announces the official launch of its service in Italy with Italian language support. This continues the global expansion for the company after its launch of supported services in Germany, France, Latin America, Brazil, and Iberia. Crunchyroll users will now be able to stream content in up to 7 subtitle languages across the globe.
“We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to provide licensed content and the latest Anime and Drama simulcasts directly to fans throughout Italy,” said Bryan Ingram, Senior Manager, Content Operations of Crunchyroll, “Our goal is to provide the best experience and content offering of streaming content to our fans in their native languages and we are excited to add Italian to that list.”
Over 15 Anime simulcast titles will initially be available with Italian support within minutes of original TV broadcast in Japan. Summer 2015 simulcast titles include hits such as NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, GINTAMA, HIMOUTO! UMARU-CHAN, and MY LOVE STORY.
Crunchyroll premium members will enjoy immediate access to simulcast episodes, access to all available catalog episodes, and additional privileges such as 1080p HD video streaming and no ads for less than €5 per month. Viewers will be able to watch on a multitude of mobile console and connected devices (including Crunchyroll for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, Playstation®3, Playstation®4, Playstation®Vita, Xbox LIVE®, Wii U, AppleTV, and Roku), in addition to streaming on www.crunchyroll.it The site will also offer the latest anime news, forums, and customer service in Italian similar to Crunchyroll’s English, German, French, Spanish, and Portuguese services.
For more information, visit http://www.crunchyroll.it.
About Crunchyroll, Inc.
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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