Studio BONES thrills and excites fans this season with its latest murder mystery that might leave the world in ruins with Blast of Tempest

San Francisco, Calif. (October 2, 2012) – Crunchyroll, Inc., in partnership with Aniplex of America, delves into the murder-mystery with its latest simulcast acquisition of Blast of the Tempest, which is set to broadcast every Thursday starting on October 4, at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time for both its premium members. Free members will be able to view Blast of the Tempest one week after initial broadcast on Crunchyroll. More information can be found on

Blast of the Tempest will be available to Crunchyroll’s audience in the following territories: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

“The Kusaribe family is a family of sorcerers under the protection of the ‘Tree of Origins.’ Their princess, Hakaze Kusaribe, was the greatest sorceress of their family. But Samon Kusaribe, a member of their family seeking to resurrect the ‘Tree of World’s End,’ a tree that opposes the ‘Tree of Origins’ and controls the power of destruction, stuffs her into a barrel, and banishes her to a deserted island.

From the deserted island, she sends a message out to sea, which is picked up by Mahiro Fuwa, a young boy who’s sworn vengeance upon the criminal who killed his little sister, Aika. Mahiro agrees to help Hakaze under the condition that she find Aika’s killer with her magic. But once Mahiro’s best friend and Aika’s lover, Yoshino Takigawa is rescued from danger, he too gets dragged into this tale of revenge. More information about Blast of Tempest can be found at:”

Episodes can be accessed from, the free iPad and iPhone application, the Android application, Windows Phone, PS3, Roku, Google TV, Boxee, Vizio VIA, WD TV Live and additional set-top channels, and affiliate partners.

Crunchyroll premium members will have access to the largest anime and drama selection, same-day access for simulcasted titles, no advertisements and can be viewed in up to 1080p quality on selected titles. More information about the Crunchyroll membership plan can be found at:

Chris Arrant

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