Kuroko’s Basketball warms up to slam down the competition this season


San Francisco, Calif. (April 5, 2012) – Crunchyroll, the leader in streaming Asian content, will commence the simulcast of the latest basketball drama to storm down the court: KUROKO’S BASKETBALL on Saturday April 7, 2012 at 10:30 am PDT. More information can be found on www.crunchyroll.com/kuroko.


KUROKO’S BASKETBALL will be available to Crunchyroll’s audience in the following territories: U.S.A, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.


Crunchyroll’s senior brand manager Michelle Hwang said, “After streaming sports related hits like Slam Dunk and Dear Boys, we couldn’t be more thrilled to feature KUROKO’S BASKETBALL on our site this season. This should be a captivating watch from beginning to end of the sounding buzzer.”


“The Teiko Middle School Basketball Team: the class that produced three perfect seasons in a row, with five once-in-a generation players, called “The miracle generation”.


There was another player who all of them respected…A legendary 6th player. An up-and-coming power player, Taiga Kagami, is just back from America.  When he comes to Seirin High School, he meets the super-ordinary boy, Tetsuya Kuroko. Kagami is shocked to find that Kuroko isn’t good at basketball, in fact, he bad!  And he’s so plain that he’s impossible to see.


But Kuroko’s plainness lets him pass the ball around without the other team noticing him, and he’s none other than the sixth member of the Miracle Generation. Kuroko makes a pact with Kagami to defeat the other members of the Miracle Generation, who have all played basketball at other schools. A battle of light (Kagami) and shadow (Kuroko) begins!”


Episodes can be accessed from Crunchyroll.com, the free iPad and iPhone application, the Android application, Roku, Google TV, 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: http://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 http://www.crunchyroll.com.

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