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    Crunchyroll Adds EYESHIELD 21, NEO ANGELIQUE ABYSS and CoMix Wave Films Titles

    Online Media Distribution Leader to Start Broadcasting EYESHIELD 21 and NEO ANGELIQUE ABYSS plus movies KAEDE NEWTOWN and YONNA IN THE SOLITARY FORTRESS Source: BAM! Marketing, Publicity & Promotions press releases Special Thanks to Chase Wang

    The online media distribution distribution giant Crunchyroll has announced a new partnership with CoMix Wave Films to provide streaming and subscriptions for the Japanese entertainment company`s popular anime titles KAEDE NEWTOWN (available now) and YONNA IN THE SOLITARY FORTRESS beginning in January 2009. More information can be found at Mr. Kazuki Sunami, Director of CoMix Wave Films states, "We are extremelyexcited to present KAEDE NEWTOWN and YONNA IN THE SOLITARY FORTRESS to Crunchyroll`s huge global community of passionate anime fans. Moving forward, we hope to continue to work closely with Crunchyroll to bring the wonderful world of CoMix Wave Film`s creations to this amazing global community." Crunchyroll members will receive a free KAEDE NEWTOWN ghost companion and YONNA IN THE SOLITARY FORTRESS grappling gun for their avatars by joining the CoMix Wave Films Group online. In separate deals, Crunchyroll will also begin distributing the hit American football anime series EYESHIELD 21 as well as the video game adaptations NEO ANGELIQUE ABYSS and NEO ANGELIQUE ABYSS SECOND STAGE. ANGELIQUE and the first eight episodes of EYESHIELD 21 will be available for ad-supported free streaming to all users on January 2nd, 2009, while Crunchyroll Anime Members can enjoy a higher quality ad-free experience. More information and/or to become a Crunchyroll Anime Member can be found at Crunchyroll Anime Membership benefits include higher quality streams of all shows (in some cases at 720p High Definition Video) with no advertisement and early access to simulcast shows such as THE TOWER OF DRUAGA-­ THE SWORD OF URUK, LINEBARRELS OF IRON, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, GINTAMA, SKIP BEAT, SHUGO CHARA!, WEB GHOST and additional titles as early as one hour after their Japan Broadcast. In addition, Crunchyroll Anime Members will be awarded a special NARUTO Headband virtual item for their avatars in the famed virtual world of Crunchyland!

    Title Synopses

    EYESHIELD 21 (Aishirudo Nijuichi, 2005) Kobayakawa Sena is a freshman in high school; taking an opportunity he joined an American Football Club as a manager. Hiruma was a dirty person and also the club owner, he made Sena pretend to be Eye Shield 21, a mysterious running back with lightning speed legs. The plot of Eyeshield 21 revolves around a physically unassuming and non-assertive boy named Sena Kobayakawa who enters the high school of his choice, Deimon Private Senior High School, where his childhood friend Mamori Anezaki who attended the year before.

    KAEDE NEWTOWN Mikio Osawa, an average 5th grade school boy, lives in the suburbs of Osaka. Mikio likes Haruko Tezuka, a cute little girl in his class. However, Mikio is too shy and withdrawn to tell Haruko that he likes her. One day, Mikio`s close friend Megane brings news that Haruko is about to move away to another town... KAEDE NEWTOWN is a romantic comedy animation created by Naoto Iwakiri, an Osaka-born illustrator. With cute little characters and music created by Japanese band Aprils and singer-songwriter TOMOVSKY, Kaede Newtown takes you back to the good ol` town you lived in during the good ol` days of your childhood. Streaming: Free; Subscription: Include in Crunchyroll Anime Membership; Download-to-Own: $2.99 USD NEO ANGELIQUE ABYSS (2008) Based on the videogame series of the same name, this anime focuses on a girl named Angelique, who is destined to become a queen of great power. On her way to fulfilling her quest, she must gather nine Orb Guardians who will aid and protect her. NEO ANGELIQUE ABYSS SECOND STAGE (2008) Continuing where the first season left off, the sudden increase of Thanatos with the disappearance of the Aube Hunters has now left Arcadia in ruin. Desperation reigns high as the Religious Organization fights to battle the Thanatos. Six months had already past since Hidamari mansion burned to ashes, the Aube Hunters, once hailed as heroes, is now blamed for the appearance of Thanatos. Nevertheless, hope still exists for the reappearance of the Queen`s Egg one day, who will become the savior of Arcadia. Unknown to many however, the Aube Hunters have actually been silently waiting for the awakening of Angelique, who has been asleep the entire time.

    YONNA IN THE SOLITARY FORTRESS (Hanare Toride no Yonna, 2006) Yonna, a girl with incredible powers, has been living in a deserted "solitary fortress" alone with her brother Stan, her heart shut from the world. Stan had desperately protected Yonna from those who come seeking her mysterious power until one day, a boy approaches the solitary fortress. Stan tries to kill this boy like all others before him, but the boy tries to take Yonna out of the fortress regardless of his own safety. Though the world of 3D computer graphics tends to lean toward sharp and cool visuals, Kengo Takeuchi has been searching for a softer, warmer atmosphere in 3D-CG. Takeuchi brings us this heart-warming 34-minute 3D-CG work after participating in Final Fantasy: The Movie with Square USA. With a commitment to creating CG with a unique atmosphere, Takeuchi has created the world of the girl named Yonna. Streaming: Free; Subscription: Include in Crunchyroll Anime Membership; Download-to-Own: $2.99 USD

    About CoMix Wave Films

    CoMix Wave Films began in creative contracting and currently engages in animated movie production, distribution and package sales as well as overseas sales. They staff each step with a small number of highly skilled people, hoping to create works that will both fully display its creators` abilities and stand the test of time. Their mission is to work with imaginative artists to deliver heartfelt works to the people of the world.

    About Crunchyroll

    Headquartered in San Francisco, California – Crunchyroll is hailed as a leading online entertainment brand with the largest international online community and destination focused on Asian entertainment including anime, drama, music in addition to electronic entertainment and auto content. Crunchyroll’s distribution channel and partnership program delivers content to over four million passionate fans worldwide. Crunchyroll is funded by the premiere group Venrock. More information can be found at its website

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