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Streaming Anime, K-Dramas and More on Crunchyroll, Now Made Easy for Couch Potatoes
San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan (October 30, 2009) — Crunchyroll and Boxee announced
a partnership today to provide Anime and Asian drama fans an even easier and convenient way
to watch their favorite shows anytime they want from their living room couch. With the largest
online collection of legal Anime and Asian entertainment, Crunchyroll has quickly grown to
become a fan favorite website with over five (5) million unique registered users. Using Boxee’s
free downloadable software, fans will have an even easier way to stream all their favorite anime,
k-dramas and more from the Internet onto their televisions. The best part is that Boxee provides
users the ability to navigate Crunchyroll’s videos with a simple remote control from the comfort
of their couch or bed. Additional bonuses include the ability for fans to share what they are
watching with friends and social networks. More information can be found at

“Boxee’s free software for Windows, Mac, and Linux does a good job of integrating personal
media with Internet media, overlaying both with social features. These features let Crunchyroll
fans share information about what they are watching with friends and social networks like
Twitter and Facebook,” states Crunchyroll CEO Kun Gao. “Partnering with Boxee means not
only a better experience for our users, but also more exposure for our content.”

“Crunchyroll is an ideal Boxee partner because they’ve focused on creating a great user
experience while working with content owners. They’ve ensured their users have access to all
the best premium content for less than the cost of a meal at McDonaldsTM,” states Andrew
Kippen, Boxee’s VP of Marketing. “Add on that Crunchyroll subscribers can get content within
an hour of the broadcast time in Asia, and you’ve got a really compelling service that we’re
excited about bringing to the TV screen.”

Any visitor to Crunchyroll can enjoy all the content on the site for free, but Crunchyroll Anime
Members benefits include higher quality streams of all shows (in some cases at 720p High
Definition Video) with no advertisements and access to all simulcast shows as early as one (1)
hour after its Japan Broadcast. Crunchyroll Anime Membership costs as little as $5 a month and
goes directly towards supporting Japan Animation companies. More information, including a
two (2) week free trial membership can be found at
Download Boxee’s free software and enjoy Crunchyroll's Fall 2009 Anime Lineup on your TV

About Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is the largest online community and video site for the very best in Japanese Anime
and Dramas from Asia. Crunchyroll's content is provided by Asian media leaders including TV
TOKYO, Shueisha, d-rights, Fuji Creative Corporation (FCC), Media International Corporation
(MICO), Pony Canyon, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Toei Animation, Gonzo, Munhwa
Broadcasting Corporation America and many others.

Crunchyroll was founded in June 2006 and has offices in both San Francisco and Tokyo.
Crunchyroll is a pioneer and innovator within the Japanese anime industry and the only video
service in the world to offer hit programs like NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, GINTAMA and many
others online to its subscribers within one hour of its Japanese broadcast. Crunchyroll is a
member of the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) and the Licensing International
Merchandisers Association (LIMA) and is funded by leading venture capital firm, Venrock. More
information can be found at its website

About Boxee
Boxee is the first “social” media center, whose free, downloadable software is changing the way
consumers experience home entertainment. On a computer or connected to an HDTV, Boxee
gives users a simple way to bring all their entertainment into one place including personal
movies, TV shows, music and photos, as well as streaming content from websites like Netflix,
MLB.TV, Comedy Central, Pandora,, and flickr. Users can also share information about
what they’re watching so friends can enjoy it too through legal sources online. More than half a
million people use Boxee to get their entertainment. Learn how you can join them at

Useful Links
Screenshots of the Crunchyroll App on Boxee:
Guest password is “crunch”.
Boxee Press Kit:

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