This time around, Crunchy is getting some older series to stream on their site. Two are already released in physical form by Sentai, and the third is the first season to a show that is streaming this season.
Crunchy picked up the Streaming rights to Angel Beats, Moyashimon(1st season), and Hell Girl: Two Mirrors. A decent assortment of anime to be picked up. Note: S1 of Hell Girl is still licensed by Funimation.
Quick note: Viz came to Otakon, but nothing new came out of it. (This is probably why they don’t come to Otakon.)
Crunchyroll in my eyes, changed from Devil incarnate, to a very decent company. Although the subs were TERRIBAD, they did bring out Nogizaka Haruka, after all. So this year, They seem to not disappoint.
Today, Crunchyroll also licensed Horizon II in addition to Sword Art Online, a show that seems to be the favorite this year. Also licensed were Kokoro Connect, Campione, Chitose Get You!! (O RLY?), Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai(Also known as “So, I can’t play H?”), Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita , Natsuyuki Rendezvous(From Noitomina), La storia della Arcana Famiglia, and Tari Tari. Something tells me they aren’t done.
Also, Crunchyroll announced that they added apps for their services for the PS3 and Samsung TVs. It makes you wonder that to compete with CR, Neon Alley may go with a PS3 launch. Waiting and seeing on that one.