Crunchyroll Brings Anime to Brazil!

Online streaming site targets the largest country in South America

Cover yourselves in festive carnival beads and feathers and start dancing the samba! Crunchyroll has announced the launch of its streaming service in Brazil!


Now fans in the largest country in South America can enjoy Brazilian Portuguese language support, in addition to English and Spanish, for a whole lotta anime including Naruto Shippuden, Sword Art Online, Bleach, and many of the new fall 2012 simulcast titles.


Why Brazil? Well, aside from “why not?” Brazil is a hotbed of Japanese culture owing to the 1.5 million Japanese decedents who make it their home. In addition to being the 5th largest internet market in the world, there’s also plenty of otaku running about as the attendance numbers at anime cons in São Paulo regularly hits over 100k.



Want more numbers? Ok…viewers can now access Crunchyroll’s content and service from over 216 countries, and paying subscribers come from 161 countries. Like the man said, it really is a small world after all!


I'm not makin' this up! Practice your Brazilian Portuguese by flipping the language settings on Crunchyroll's front page or by reading the official press release...



Patrick Macias is the editor in chief of Crunchyroll News. He also runs the Japanese Fashion Inferno tumblr blog. Follow him on twitter at @Patrick_Macias.

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