Crunchyroll Partners With Anime Boston to Offer Premium Sponsorship Offerings for 2016 Boston Convention

Crunchyroll Partners With Anime Boston to Offer Premium Sponsorship Offerings for 2016 Boston Convention

Three-Day Event to Offer Exclusive Convention Benefits for Crunchyroll Premium Members

SAN FRANCISCO – March 16, 2016 – Crunchyroll, Inc., the leading Anime content streaming service, and Anime Boston, New England’s largest anime convention focused on celebrating and promoting Japanese animation, comics, and pop-culture, have teamed up for a premium sponsorship at this year’s three-day convention to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, on March 25-27. Through the partnership, Anime Boston and Crunchyroll will be bringing fans a number of exciting features including world premiere screenings, a streaming of an exclusive live event from Japan, special guest appearances, and Anime Boston & Crunchyroll mascot posters.

Crunchyroll Premium Members will also receive additional exclusive convention benefits such as premium member badges, early access to select panels and events, early access to the Exhibit Hall, special discounts at the Anime Boston merchandise store, and special gifts at the Crunchyroll booth.

“We are very excited to be working closer with Anime Boston. They have been great to anime fans and friend to Crunchyroll for many years. Creating a closer relationship between both our organizations felt like a natural next step,” says Kun Gao, General Manager and Co-Founder of Crunchyroll.

"Anime Boston is extremely excited about this opportunity to enhance our partnership with Crunchyroll. They are the premiere streaming service for anime, worldwide, and we are the largest anime convention in New England. It's a perfect combination!" says Victor Lee, Anime Boston Chairman.

Held annually under the supervision of the New England Anime Society, Anime Boston started in 2003 with 4,000 members and by 2012 had grown to 22,000 people. This year’s convention will be held at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center and is expected to draw between 28,000 and 30,000 attendees.

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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, Attack on Titan, 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 Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group. Crunchyroll has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Tokyo, and is a member of the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA).

About Anime Boston

Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2016 is scheduled for Friday, March 25 through Sunday, March 27 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at

About New England Anime Society

The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at

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