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May 07, 2013 08:00 ET

Crunchyroll Expands Anime Offering in Spain and Portugal With Local Language Support

Leader in Streaming Asian Content Officially Launches Day and Date Online Streaming of Anime to 58M Iberian Fans in Spanish and Portuguese

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2013) -  Crunchyroll, Inc., the leading Anime and Asian content streaming service, today announces the full launch of its streaming service into Spain and Portugal. The Iberian launch is slated for May 9, 2013. For the first time ever, Spanish and Portuguese viewers will be able to stream top titles in their local language immediately following original TV broadcast in Japan.

Crunchyroll previously launched Spanish language support for Latin America in April 2012 and Portuguese language support for Brazil in November 2012. For the Spain and Portugal launch, many new Spring 2013 simulcasts will be supported as well as existing hits including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, TOTAL ECLIPSE, and NYARKO-SAN: ANOTHER CRAWLING CHAOS.

"We are very excited to continue to expand our service globally and to now provide full support to the Iberian Peninsula," said Brady McCollum, COO, Crunchyroll. "With the recent launch and success of our Portuguese service in Brazil and Spanish service in Latin America, we are thrilled to continue to expand our service in Europe and now support Spain and Portugal. Crunchyroll is truly globalizing Asian content and we're already seeing strong European traction to date from the UK and Nordic regions."

Crunchyroll titles can be accessed from Crunchyroll.com, and Crunchyroll apps across most connected devices. Its freemium model allows viewers to watch most titles in lower quality with advertising support. Premium subscribers enjoy same day as TV broadcast of shows in HD for EUR 5 per month.

For more information visit www.crunchyroll.com.

About Crunchyroll, Inc.
Crunchyroll is a leading global destination and platform for Japanese anime and Asian content. Through applications like Crunchyroll for iPhone, iPad, Android, Playstation®3, Xbox LIVE®, Internet-enabled TVs, set-top boxes, affiliate websites and its own streaming website, Crunchyroll delivers over 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 has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Tokyo, and is a member of the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) and Licensing International Merchandisers' Association (LIMA). Officially launched in 2009, Crunchyroll is funded by leading venture capital firm, Venrock, Japanese entertainment giant TV TOKYO 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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