Streaming service announces a record number of anime to watch, including WAKE UP, GIRLS!, SILVER SPOON 2, and NOBUNAGUN.
San Francisco, Calif. (January 21, 2014) – Crunchyroll, Inc., the leading online Asian entertainment streaming service, has announced new additions to its anime simulcast lineup and now offers free and premium users a record of more than 50 simulcast shows to enjoy for the winter 2014 season. Crunchyroll currently streams simulcast shows within minutes of Japan TV broadcast to viewers in over 200 countries and territories and subscribers in over 160 countries in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Turkish.
New anime simulcast highlights of the winter season include a wide variety of action, comedy, drama, fantasy, and adventure from Japan’s top creative talents and animation studios. Titles that are new to Crunchyroll this season include: ONEE-CHAN GA KITA, MAGICAL WARFARE, PUPA, WAKE UP, GIRLS!, WITCH CRAFT WORKS, HOZUKI NO REITETSU, STRANGE+, Hamatora, Engaged to the Unidentified, Wooser’s Hand-to-Mouth Life: Awakening Arc, Soni-Ani SUPER SONICO THE ANIMATION, SEITOKAI YAKUINDOMO SEASON TWO, THE PILOT’S LOVE SONG, Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time, Nobunaga the Fool, Recently, My Sister is Unusual, Saki – The Nationals, Z/X IGNITION, Wizard Barristers, Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! REN, NISEKOI, Sakura Trick, NOBUNAGUN, SILVER SPOON 2, and WORLD CONQUEST ZVEZDA PLOT.
Episodes can be accessed from Crunchyroll.com, the free iPhone and iPad application, the Android application, Amazon Kindle, Windows Phone, Playstation®3, Playstation®4, Xbox LIVE®, Apple TV®, Panasonic TVs with Viera Connect, Roku, Boxee, Google TV, OUYA, Samsung TV, Vizio VIA, WD TV Live, additional set-top devices, and affiliate partners.
Also new in winter 2014, Crunchyroll’s manga service, “Crunchyroll Manga” (http://www.crunchyroll.com/comics/manga), has added titles from Japanese publisher Futabasha, including the manga series Inside Mari, Silver Nina, and Love Theory, and OKITENEMURU, with more to be announced soon. Crunchyroll is also proud to welcome publisher Shonen-gahosha and literary agent Cork to the growing lineup.
Effective immediately, all Kodansha manga titles on the service, including ATTACK ON TITAN, FAIRY TAIL, SPACE BROTHERS and more, are now available to be read in English in the following 14 countries, bringing the availability to over 180 countries – Italy, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Finland, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Hong Kong/Macau, Malaysia, China, Brazil and Mexico.
Crunchyroll Manga simultaneously publishes (“simulpubs”) the latest manga chapters at the same time they are released at newsstands in Japan, allowing readers to follow their favorite stories with no time delay via web browser, iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices.
For winter 2014, Crunchyroll has more new offerings at its e-commerce store (http://www.crunchyroll.com/store), giving all users discounts and premium members even bigger discounts on merchandise, figures, digital software, and games from companies including Good Smile Company, Megahouse, Kotobukiya, Bluefin (Bandai), and Diamond Comics.
In addition to discounts at the Crunchyroll Store, premium members get full access to the largest anime, manga and drama selections, same-day simulcast access, no advertisement and high viewing quality up to 1080p. More information on the Crunchyroll membership plan can be found at: https://www.crunchyroll.com/freetrial.
About Crunchyroll, Inc.
Crunchyroll is a leading global destination and platform for Japanese anime and Asian content. Through applications including Crunchyroll for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, Playstation®3, Playstation®4, Xbox LIVE®, AppleTV, Roku, Internet-enabled TVs, set-top boxes, affiliate websites and its own streaming website, Crunchyroll delivers more than 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of officially-licensed content from leading Asian media producers direct to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages within minutes of TV broadcast. 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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