San Francisco, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2015) – Crunchyroll, Inc., the leading digital distributor for Japanese content online, announced today that Premium members now have full access to the Crunchyroll Manga service.
For the same price of $6.95 per month, Crunchyroll’s Premium members can now enjoy an exclusive selection of the latest and most popular manga in addition to Crunchyroll’s entire catalogue of HD and ad-free anime. Crunchyroll Manga is accessible online at www.crunchyroll.com/manga, and available for download with iOS and Android applications.
Crunchyroll Manga simultaneously publishes (“simulpubs”) the latest chapters at the same time they are released in Japan. With full access to Crunchyroll Manga, Premium Members are able to read their favorite series with no time delay and enjoy every chapter of popular titles like Attack on Titan and Fairy Tail.
Crunchyroll Premium members also have access to a large selection of anime and drama, same-day access to simulcast titles, no advertisements and the ability to stream in up to 1080p quality on select titles. With the addition of unlimited Manga access, Crunchyroll’s Premium membership delivers the most complete collection of Japanese content. More information about the Crunchyroll membership plan can be found at: http://www.crunchyroll.com/freetrial/
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 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 The Chernin Group, LLC (TCG), a privately-held, independent media holding company founded in 2010 by Peter Chernin. 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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