San Francisco, Calif. (January 4, 2013) – Crunchyroll, Inc., continues its title acquisitions for the winter 2014 season with the addition of Z/X IGNITION, which is set to broadcast every Thursday starting on January 9 at 10:50 am 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/ignition.
Based off BROCCOLI’s trading card game in collaboration with Nippon Ichi Software, the anime adaptation will feature some powerhouse names in the voice acting community. Protagonists Asuka Tennoji, Rigel, and Sera Kurashiki will be respectively portrayed by Hiro Shimono (Asura Cryin’, Kotoura-san, Uta no Prince-sama), Aya Uchida (Mitsudomoe, Strike Witches, Space Battleship Yamato 2199), and Hisako Kanemoto (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Squid Girl, Bodacious Space Pirates).
“In the not-so-distant future, five portals suddenly appeared acting as gateways to alternative worlds. However, these five worlds are actually the same world, but in different timelines. As the situation becomes increasingly dire, the inhabitants of each world will stop at nothing to ensure the survival of their own timeline, even at the expense of the other timelines. The key to survival lies in one card-shaped device…”
Z/X IGNITION will be available to users in the following territories: United States of America, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Central America, South America, French speaking Europe, United Kingdom, Ireland, German speaking Europe, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark.
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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