Starting today, Crunchyroll owners will be able to start enjoying their anime and Asian dramas on their PlayStation 3s the same day as on their PCs as part of the company's effort to extend their services. Other devices and applications where their services can be viewed includes the free iPad and iPhone application, the Android application, Amazon Kindle Fire, Windows Phone, Google TV, Roku, Boxee, Vizio VIA, and WD TV Live.
Press release below:
San Francisco, Calif. (August 1, 2012) – Crunchyroll, Inc., the leading anime and Asian drama streaming service launches its branded streaming application for the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system today. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com.
In conjunction with the release, Crunchyroll offers a special 30-day free trial for PS3™ users who download the application from the PlayStation®Network. The Crunchyroll application for the PS3™ system is available in English starting with U.S. and Canada. Anime fans in those areas will be able to enjoy the latest Anime shows with subtitles within hours of Japan TV broadcast, including hits like NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, BLEACH, FAIRY TAIL, and HUNTER X HUNTER.
Crunchyroll's CEO Kun Gao said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for our fans, who are already avid users on PlayStation, to access their favorite titles on one of their favorite consoles and networks. With a strong crossover between Anime and gaming, we hope that gamers alike will enjoy the awesome Anime shows Crunchyroll is bringing to the PlayStation.”
Current Crunchyroll titles can be accessed from Crunchyroll.com, the free iPad and iPhone application, the Android application, Amazon Kindle Fire, Windows Phone, Google TV, Roku, Boxee, Vizio VIA, WD TV Live and additional set-top channels, and affiliate partners.
Crunchyroll premium members will have access to the largest anime and drama selection, same-day access for simulcasted titles, no advertisements and can be viewed in up to 1080p quality on selected titles. More information about the Crunchyroll membership plan can be found at: www.crunchyroll.com/freetrial/
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 iPhone, iPad, Android, TV set-top boxes, affiliate websites and its own streaming website, 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 www.crunchyroll.com.
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