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Crunchyroll Nabs Bleach

Posted on: June 2, 2010

Well – what seemed inevitable, but certainly took its sweet time, was announced on Crunchyroll today: the hyper-popular Bleach is going to be simulcast on the streaming site starting next week.

According to their release, “All episodes will be available to all viewers, with the latest simulcast episode available for Premium Members one hour after TV broadcast in 480p and 720p, then available for all viewers one week later.” The simulcast is a joint venture between Crunchyroll, VIZ Media, Studio Pierrot, Shueisha, and TV Tokyo, which should greatly improve the quality of the subtitles over the usual Crunchyroll fare. Also of note, the Bleach anime will probably start showing up on Vizanime.com and Hulu a week after CR’s exclusive simulcast period is over – just like Naruto Shippuden.

Between One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach, the holy trinity of Shonen Jump is now fully on the simulcast bandwagon, allowing American fans to catch up on the extensive backlog for these long-running shows.

Find more details in the official Crunchyroll announcement.

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