San Francisco, Calif. (March 30, 2015) – Crunchyroll, Inc., has acquired the anime series Baby Steps 2 and is set to broadcast every Sunday starting on April 5th, 2015 at 3am PDT for premium members, with free members able to watch one week later. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/baby-steps.
Based on the original manga by Hikaru Katsuki, Baby Steps centers on an honor student named Eiichiro Maruo who becomes frustrated with his life and decides to join the tennis club. Despite lacking experience and physical strength, he utilizes his studious nature to develop a strategic approach to playing tennis. Taking notes of his opponents’ habits and tendencies, he is able to predict their next move before they even react. He also meets Natsu Takasaki, a beautiful girl with a passion for tennis. With her help, he aims to become a professional tennis player.
In the second season, Hiroshi Kamiya joins the series (Levi in Attack on Titan) voicing 19-year-old professional tennis player at IMG Academy in Florida, Alex O’Brien, while Megumi Han (Hime Shirayuki/Cure Princess in HappinessCharge PreCure!) as his sister Marcia.
Baby Steps 2 will be available to audiences in USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America (Central and South America including Caribbean), UK, Ireland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, and Turkey.
Episodes can be accessed from Crunchyroll.com, the free iPhone and iPad application, the Android application, Wii U™, Windows Phone, PS4™, Xbox LIVE®, Apple TV®, Panasonic TVs with Viera Connect, Roku, Boxee, Google TV, OUYA, Samsung TV, Vizio VIA, WD TV Live, additional set-top channels, and affiliate partners.
Crunchyroll premium members have access to a large selection of anime and drama, same-day access for simulcast titles, no advertisement and can stream in up to 1080p quality on selected titles. More information about the Crunchyroll membership plan can be found at: http://www.crunchyroll.com/freetrial/
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