Monday, December 26, 2011

Crunchyroll: Watch Anime and Asian Drama on Google TV

Guest post from Crunchyroll

(A series highlighting the most interesting new apps available for Google TV)
For all the anime and Asian drama fans out there, our Crunchyroll app has been optimized for the TV. The app allows both free and premium members to watch their favorite shows on big screens powered by Google TV. 

For those of you who are wondering what anime is, it is the Japanese abbreviation of animation. Different from Western-style cartoons mostly targeted to children, Japanese anime appeals to both younger audiences with light, G-rated content and to adults, with more complicated, mature themes. 

Crunchyroll has hundreds of Japanese anime titles and Asian dramas, across a myriad of genres – from shonen to shojo; fantasy to slice-of-life drama. The app also has simulcast titles  for the latest season (available usually an hour after first broadcast in Japan)

My personal favorite is Gosick, a series full of mystery, history, and romance. O
ne of the biggest titles we have is Naruto Shippuden, which is the No. 1 anime series worldwide. Directed by Hayato Date and produced by Studio Pierrot and TV Tokyo (who is also our strategic investor), you can watch new episodes every Thursday at 3:00 am PST right here on the Crunchyroll app on Google TV. 

There is no other streaming site out there that airs this fantastic series before we do, and it is amazing to see how the truly dedicated stay up to be first in line to watch it.

We also have hundreds of Asian dramas licensed from Korean, Chinese, and Japanese publishers. We have plenty great series for guys, like Behind the White Tower and High Kick.

To find out why Boys Over Flowers and Naruto Shippuden are so popular, download the Crunchyroll app to your Google TV now and start watching. 

A small prelude – we plan to provide 720p support early next year, so stay tuned…

Crunchyroll can be found in Android Market for Google TV.

Michelle Chen, Head of Product, Crunchyroll