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San Francisco, Calif. (April 01, 2014) – Crunchyroll, Inc., has acquired the second part of anime series JOKER as part of its spring simulcasts, and is set to broadcast every Monday starting on April 6th, at 10:00 AM Pacific Time for premium members, with free members able to watch one week later. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/joker

Based on the manga Kaitou Joker by Hideyasu Takahashi, JOKER focuses on the phantom thief Joker, who travels the globe searching for treasure. Along the way, with his partner and cook Hachi, they must avoid the police and compete in various competitions to reach the Timeslip Treasure.

The original JOKER cast is back to reprise their previous roles, with Ayumu Murase voicing the main character Joker and Yumiko Kobayashi his companion Hachi. Miyuki Sawashiro returns as Queen, and Hiro Shimono will be voicing Spade. Shin-Ei Animation will once again be producing the series, with Yukiyo Teramoto directing.

JOKER will be available to Crunchyroll’s audience worldwide excluding Asia.

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 advertisements and can stream in up to 1080p quality on select titles. More information about the Crunchyroll membership plan can be found at: http://www.crunchyroll.com/freetrial/


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