FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CRUNCHYROLL TO SIMULCAST JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: STARDUST CRUSADERS ANIME SERIES FOR SPRING 2014
The leading online Asian entertainment stream service brings the juggernaut anime series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure to its spring lineup.
San Francisco, Calif. (April 3, 2014) – Crunchyroll, Inc., has acquired the anime series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, as well as the latest entry in the series, Stardust Crusaders as part of its spring simulcasts, as is set to broadcast every Friday starting on April 4, at 9:30am Pacific Time for its premium members, and free members able to watch one week later. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/jojo.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure will be available to Crunchyroll’s audience worldwide ex Japan.
Finally, the long-awaited and hotly anticipated anime title makes its way outside of Japan! Based on the long-running and hugely popular JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga series by Hirohiko Araki, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure features a different protagonist for each of its story arcs, with the fact that each one is a descendent of the powerful Joestar family. Because of inheriting the Joestar family genes, each member in Stardust Crusaders has special fighting abilities known as “Stand,” which manifests itself differently in each person.
Part 3 of the series, Stardust Crusaders, focuses on Jotaro Kujo, the grandson of Joseph Joestar, protagonist from the second series. David Productions, who also worked on the previous JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime series returns for animation production, and famed voice actor Daisuke Ono, Sebastian in the Black Butler series, stars as Jotaro. Daisuke Hirawaka, Momotaro from Hozuki no Reitetsu, voices Noriaki Kakyoin, Fuminori Komatsu, Yasui Shinji from Inazuma Eleven, plays Jean-Pierre Polnareff, Kenta Miyake, Genma Shizume in Darker Than Black, is Mohammed Avdol, Unshou Ishizuka, Kizaru from One Piece, plays the old Joseph Joestar, and Takehito Koyasu, Oberon from Sword Art Online, stars as the antagonist DIO.
Episodes can be accessed from Crunchyroll.com, the free iPhone and iPad application, the Android application, 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/
About Crunchyroll, Inc.
Crunchyroll is a leading global destination and platform for Japanese anime and Asian content. Through applications including Crunchyroll for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, Playstation®3, Playstation®4, Xbox LIVE®, AppleTV, Roku, Internet-enabled TVs, set-top boxes, affiliate websites and its own streaming website, Crunchyroll delivers more than 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of officially-licensed content from leading Asian media producers direct to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages within minutes of TV broadcast. Crunchyroll’s majority investor is The Chernin Group, LLC (TCG), a privately-held, independent media holding company founded in 2010 by Peter Chernin and based in Los Angeles, CA. TCG builds, manages, operates and invests in businesses in the media, entertainment and technology sectors around the world. Crunchyroll has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Tokyo, and is a member of the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA). More information can be found at http://www.crunchyroll.com.
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