Kadokawa Pictures Agrees to Stream Additional 16 Anime Series on Crunchyroll Brand
Kadokawa Pictures Agrees to Stream Additional 16 Anime Series on Crunchyroll Brand-new series Sora no Otoshimono Forte, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt and Fortune Arterial to stream on Crunchyroll Same Day as Airing in Japan
Press Release from Crunchyroll Inc
San Francisco, CA (September 15, 2010) - Crunchyroll, Inc., announced today a massive expansion of the content lineup from available on its anime segment-leading streaming platform from Japanese entertainment heavyweight Kadokawa Pictures. In addition to three new series, Sora no Otoshimono Forte, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt and Fortune Arterial, being added to the Crunchyroll Network the same day as each airs in Japan, the back catalog offerings of Kadokawa Pictures will be greatly expanded as well, with the 13 additional series from the Kadokawa Pictures library of anime titles. More information on Kadokawa Pictures’ lineup of titles on Crunchyroll is available at http://www.crunchyroll.com/user/kadokawapictures.
Crunchyroll’s Japan office President Vince Shortino said: “Kadokawa Pictures is a key partner of Crunchyroll, and this broad expansion of our partnership shows not just Kadokawa Pictures interest in digital, but its forward-thinking vision. We look forward to presenting their content to a worldwide audience, creating new monetization opportunities, fighting piracy with a legitimate alternative and promoting the Kadokawa Pictures brand.”
Sora no Otoshimono Forte, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt and Fortune Arterial will be available in North and South America, the Middle East, Africa, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.
About Crunchyroll, Inc.
Crunchyroll is a leading global video network and developer of social media applications for Japanese anime and Asian media. Through applications like Crunchyroll for iPad and Naruto Shippuden Official, set top boxes, affiliate websites and its own site, Crunchyroll delivers officially-licensed content from leading Asian media producers directly to consumers.
Crunchyroll has offices in San Francisco, Calif. and Tokyo, Japan, and is a member of the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) and Licensing International Merchandisers' Association (LIMA). Founded in 2006, Crunchyroll is funded by leading venture capital firm, Venrock, Japanese entertainment giant TV TOKYO, digital publishing leader Bitway and a group of angel investors representing some of the brightest and most successful entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. More information can be found at http://www.crunchyroll.com.
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