AX 2014: Crunchyroll panel coverage

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During Anime Expo 2014, the Crunchyroll booth featured giveaways, special guests and showcasing anime. During Saturday’s Crunchyoll panel, brand managers Tiffany Chen and Danika Harrod began by introducing themselves as well as the Crunchyroll mascot Hime-Chan.

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After a small talk on all the different devices Crunchyroll is available on, they proceeded to showcase the summer simulcast lineup which includes Akame ga KILL!; Sabagebu! – Survival Game Club!; DRAMAtical Murder; Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Blue Spring Ride, and Persona 4 the Golden Animation.

Next, Tiffany talked about how Toradora! would be added to the Crunchyroll lineup. The version added will include the high quality episodes with English dubs from NIS America. That’s not all as Crunchyroll will also being adding episodes 517-618 of One Piece in the span of one day, along with the GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka) anime series.

Crunchyroll is also expanding its drama lineup with a few new series that includes a brand new live action GTO series known as GTO 2014Liar Game (from Shinobu Kaitani‘s manga series of the same name), and Iryū – Team Medical Dragon, (from Tarō Nogizaka‘s manga of the same name) which is jokingly is called the Japanese version of House.

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Danika Harrod then talked about a new addition to the Crunchyroll manga lineup with GTO: Paradise Lost, a spinoff of the original GTO manga created by the original mang, aka Tohru Fujisawa. The series originally released in April in Japan and Crunchyroll will translate the already published manga while simul-publishing the rest of the chapters as they release. 

Danika then talked about the updated manga reading app for smart phones talking about a few of the new abilities added such as panel reading, book mark saving, and a few other things while also talking about recently announced manga that are being semi-published or added like Crayon Shin-chan, A Silent Voice, Inside Mari, Ajin Demi-Human, The Tenth Prism and Fuuka which are some of her favorites to read.

Last the two talked about the different types of social media Crunchyroll has including a Facebook page, a Twitter page for both anime and manga, a Tumblr and even a community gaming page on Facebook. Followed by jobs at Crunchyroll, Tiffany Chen talked about how much fun the team has in their San Francisco headquarters and that Crunchyroll is always looking for talented people to join the team which requires everyone aside from translators to be located in SF. So if anyone is interested in applying head to the job section of Crunchyroll website and apply for a position that might suit you.

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Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.