FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CRUNCHYROLL LAUNCHES “ORIGINALS” LINE WITH
HYPERSONIC MUSIC CLUB WEBCOMIC
Exclusive new work by artist Hiroyuki Takahashi begins serialization on Jan 30.
San Francisco, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2015) – Crunchyroll, Inc., the leading digital distributor for Japanese content online, has announced the launch of its “Crunchyroll Originals” line with HYPERSONIC music club, an all-new, full color digital webcomic by artist Hiroyuki Takahashi.
In the world of tomorrow… when technology has reached it limits… a group of young cyborgs must battle the extra-dimensional monster girls for final control of the enigmatic force known only as…The Mystery Frequency!
Beginning serialization on Friday, January 30th exclusively on Crunchyroll, HYPERSONIC music club will be free for all users to access. Readers can expect two new pages of full color art by Hiroyuki Takahashi per month along with bonus updates featuring character bios, behind the scenes artwork, and additional story elements from HYPERSONIC’s writer and editor, Patrick Macias (Otaku USA magazine). For more information, visit http://www.crunchyroll.com/newsfeed/tag/hypersonic+music+club and http://hypersonic-music-club.tumblr.com
HYPERSONIC music club marks the first project from the new “Crunchyroll Originals” line, which will feature exclusive one-a-kind collaborations with Japanese creators in a variety of formats and media. Vincent Shortino, General Manager, Japan Channels, says, “The Crunchyroll Originals line represents an opportunity to develop new and compelling content for users in addition to our licensed anime and manga offerings. Combining forces with artists like Hiroyuki Takahashi underscores Crunchyroll’s commitment to Japanese pop culture and pursuing innovation in the digital media space.”
Based in Nagoya, Japan, Hiroyuki Takahashi is an artist whose work is influenced by anime, manga, and the electrifying pulse of the Japanese music scene. His richly detailed and colorful cyber characters have won him a global following. As an illustrator, Takahashi has worked for such clients as Beats by Dre, 7-11, and EPOS. HYPERSONIC music club is Hiroyuki Takahashi’s first digital webcomic series.
About Crunchyroll, Inc.
Crunchyroll is the official destination for the largest and latest lineup of Anime as well as popular drama and Manga. Crunchyroll brings hit shows like Naruto Shippuden and One Piece to millions of viewers around the world and allows them to purchase related merchandise through its online store. Through its app on game consoles, set-top boxes, mobile devices and more, Crunchyroll delivers content from leading Asian media producers directly to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages. The service is available for free or through a premium offering that allows users to watch ad-free with access to simulcasts—top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast. Crunchyroll’s majority investor is The Chernin Group, LLC (TCG), a privately-held, independent media holding company founded in 2010 by Peter Chernin. Crunchyroll has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Tokyo, and is a member of the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA).