Thursday, October 13, 2011

Japanamerica, Shinkai & Crunchyroll @ NYAFF/NYCC

Official Crunchyroll press release for events at NYAF/NYCC this weekend.  More details forthcoming, but it looks like we'll host a Japanamerica  signing and Q&A via their live stream midday Saturday, EST.  (Speaking of--you can check out and comment on their live stream from the Javits Center in NYC here.)

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Teaming up with legendary anime producer – Makoto Shinkai – and author Roland Kelts, the leader in Asian content distribution gears up for a series of events not to be missed

San Francisco, Calif. (October 11, 2011) – In the city that never sleeps, Crunchyroll is proud to present an exclusive panel and interview session with Makoto Shinkai – director of the stunning hits 5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND and Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below at the New York Comic Con and Anime Fair.  To heighten the experience, lecturer and author, Roland Kelts – author of JAPANAMERICA, the incisive look at anime and Japan’s cultural influence on the West – will introduce and lead the discussion with Shinkai. More information can be found at

There will be a press event for Makoto Shinkai on October 15 starting from 11 am.  Following that, a special conversation between Makoto Shinkai and Roland Kelts will be held on October 15 at 2:45 pm EST in room 1A24. On October 16, there will be a screening of Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below starting at 11 am EST in the IGN room, followed by a public signing starting at 2 pm and a VIP signing at 3 pm EST.

Throughout the entire convention weekend, Crunchyroll itself will be hosting a number of events, including its live stream, which will run through the weekend at booth #858, directly across from the Marvel booth.  There will be surprise guests appearing on the live channel, including author Kelts in a real-time Q&A (details TBA), so it is to not be missed.

Crunchyroll will also host an industry panel from 12 to 1 pm on Friday October 14 in room 1A23, which will address recent titles to be seen on its site as well as updates on the company.  Concurrently, Crunchyroll will also be having the following screenings in Room 1A18:

Friday, October 14
Blue Exorcist #1-3

Friday, October 14

Saturday, October 15
Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi #1-3

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Crunchyroll is a leading global video network and developer of social media applications for Japanese anime and Asian media. Through applications like Crunchyroll for iPad, Android and Naruto Shippuden Official, set top boxes, distribution partners and its own streaming site, 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

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