San Francisco, Calif. (January 7, 2013) – Crunchyroll, Inc., continues its title acquisitions for the winter 2014 season with the addition of NISEKOI from Aniplex of America, which is set to broadcast every Saturday starting on January 11 at 9:00 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/nisekoi.
Originally published just once in Jump NEXT!, NISEKOI has exploded out the gates since with a full serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump, and now an anime series for the winter 2014 season. Our protagonists – Raku Ichijo and Chitoge Kirasaki – will be respectively portrayed by the talented Kouki Uchiyama (Yu-Gi-Oh, Infinite Stratos, Hunter x Hunter) and Nao Toyama (The World God Only Knows, Arpeggio of Blue Steel, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU).
“Raku Ichijo is an average high school student. He also happens to be the sole heir to the head of a Yakuza Family called the Shuei-gumi. 10 years ago, Raku made a promise… a secret promise with a girl he met. They promised one another that they will “get married when they reunite.” Since then, Raku never let go of the pendant the girl gave him.
Then one day, a beautiful girl named Chitoge Kirisaki transfers into Raku’s class. Their chemistry was more than off. There was not a moment where they were not fighting. But, by a weird turn of events…Raku and Chitoge agree to become fake lovers. Although his heart is really interested in his classmate Kosaki Onodera…Raku must continue pretending to be Chitoge’s boyfriend.
How far will you go for a love that is truly fake? Which girl holds the key to Raku’s pendant and to his heart?”
NISEKOI will be available to users in the following territories: North America, South America, and South Africa.
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/
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About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite DVD and Blu-Ray releases such as Bakemonogatari, Durarara!!, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the Garden of Sinners, Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist, and Blast of Tempest. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles Kill la Kill, Monogatari Series Second Season, Silver Spoon, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic and Samurai Flamenco.
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